Walter Cronkite Biography, Facts and Net worth
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. known better as Walter Cronkite was a broadcast journalist of American nationality, who is remembered to have been the anchor of the CBS Evening News. He served in the post for a span of 19 years starting form 1962. Facts about him states him to be the most trusted man in America through a poll. His reporting includes coverage of the bombings in the World War II, Vietnam War, Iran Hostage Crisis among assassinations of Martin Luther King, President John F. Kennedy, and John Lennon etc.
According to Walter Cronkite’s biography, he was born on the 4th of November, 1916. His parents were Helen Leland and Dr. Walter Leland Cronkite. He attended the Lanier Middle School as well as the San Jacinto High School for his education and later attended the University of Texas at Austin. He started his career after dropping out of college according to his biography. He joined the CBS television on 1950 and was liked and respected for his endeavors in the channel. He started anchoring the Evening News of the channel since 1962 and held the position for 19 years before retiring. Interesting facts about him include the information that he was the one to break the news of the death of President John F. Kennedy on 1963. He wanted CBS to be the first one to break the information and despite several problems, he managed to do. He had watery eyes and was visibly upset on the television, thus making the news of the affair even more emotional. He also journeyed to Vietnam to cover the Vietnam war and also covered other historic events through his exceptional writing skills. This has led him to be aptly named to be the most trusted man in America during his fame.
Cronkite was married for sixty five years to his wife Mary Elizabeth Maxwell Cronkite until her death due to cancer. They had three children named Mary Kathleen, Walter Leland Cronkite and Nancy Cronkite together. After his wife’s death, he started dating Joanna Simon, singer and was reported to be terminally ill on June 2009. It has been known that he died from cerebrovascular disease. He died on July 17, 2009 and his funeral was done in Manhattan, New York in the St. Bartholomew’s Church. Even after his death, people continue to follow the facts and details related to him. Walter Cronkite Net worth is still under review but he has seen USD 850,000 reduction in his salary. We hope this cut in salary will not effect in his lavish lifestyle.