Peter Jennings Biography

Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM was a Canadian American journalist and news anchor. He was the sole anchor of ABC's World News Tonight from 1983 until his death in 2005 of complications from lung cancer. A high-school dropout, he transformed himself into one of American television's most prominent journalists.

Jennings started his career early, hosting a Canadian radio show at the age of nine. He began his professional career with CJOH-TV in Ottawa during its early years, anchoring the local newscasts and hosting a teen dance show, Saturday Date, on Saturdays.

In 1965, ABC News tapped him to anchor its flagship evening news program. His inexperience was attacked by critics and others in television news, making for a difficult first stint in the anchor chair. Jennings became a foreign correspondent in 1968, reporting from the Middle East.

He returned as one of World News Tonight's three anchors in 1978, and was promoted to the role of sole anchor in 1983. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Peter Jennings
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Writer, Journalist, Screenwriter, Newscaster
Ethnicity:
Canadian American
Religion:
Methodism
Date of Birth:
July 29, 1938
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
August 7, 2005
Age at Death:
67
Cause of Death:
Lung cancer
Marriages
Peter Jennings Timeline
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