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Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM, was born on the 29th July 1938, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and was one of the most prominent TV news anchors, probably best known for hosting “World News Tonight” from 1983 until his death. His career began in the late ’50s and ended in 2005.

Have you ever wondered how rich Peter Jennings was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jennings’ net worth was as high as $50 million, earned through his successful career as a journalist and news anchor, during which he won 16 Emmy Awards and two George Foster Peabody Awards. Peter passed away in 2005.

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Peter was the son of Charles Jennings, who was also a journalist and radio broadcaster working for the CBS, and his wife Elizabeth; he has a younger sister named Sarah. Since his father was one of the major contributors on CBC, Peter easily got his five minutes on television, hosting the CBC Radio show for kids, Peter’s People. However, his father was against nepotism and was angry with the station. However, Peter was never quite in love with school, and dropped out in 10th grade, although he eventually enrolled at the University of Ottawa, but didn’t graduate.

Instead of pursuing a career in journalism like his father, he took the position of a bank teller for the Royal Bank of Canada, however, dissatisfied with his place in the industry, Peter started pursuing a career in broadcasting. He was hired as a member of the news department for CF JR, a local radio station, then two years later he joined CJOH-TV as an interviewer and co-producer of “Vue”, a late-night news program. Little by little his name was becoming better known in Canada, and he was hired by CTV as co-anchor of its late-night national newscast. While working for the CTV, he became the first Canadian reporter on the scene to cover the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The next year he covered the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he met Elmer Lower, who at the time was president of ABC News. Elmer proposed that Peter join the ABC News, however, he rejected his offer, but changed his mind just three months later, and moved to the USA.

He joined ABC News’ New York bureau, and in 1965 he was appointed as host of the “Peter Jennings With the News”, nightly newscast, lasting 15 minutes. For the next three years he fought against the other two news stations CBS and NBC, but then quit his position and became a foreign correspondent.

During his work as foreign correspondent he covered such events as the Munich Olympics massacre in 1972, then the Yom Kippur War in 1973, among other Arab-Israeli conflicts, only to return to USA in 1974 and become Washington correspondent and news anchor for ABC’s new morning show “AM America”. Unfortunately the show was cancelled after ten months, after which he again took the role of foreign correspondent, this time as chief foreign correspondent and became the first reporter from America to interview Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran, who at the time was in exile and had residency in Paris.

As early as 1978 he became one of the anchors of the program “World News Tonight” reporting from London, alongside Frank Reynolds from Washington and Max Robinson from Chicago. In 1983 his luck turned back on him, as he fell ill with myeloma, but managed to recover the same year. During his battle against cancer, ratings of the show declined, and so after his return, he became the sole anchor of the show, serving in the position until his death and during which time he reported on such events as the Gulf-War, War in Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 11 attacks, among many other major events. His net worth benefited too.

Apart from 16 Emmy Awards, Peter also received the Paul White Award in 1995, in recognition of his lifetime contributions to journalism, and in 2004 was the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting from Washington State University, among many other awards and honors.

Regarding his personal life, Peter married four times; his first wife was Valerie Godsoe(1963-70). Three years later he married Anouchka Malouf, but they divorced in 1979. The same year he married Kati Marton, with whom he was married until 1995 and had two children with her.

In 1997 he married Kayce Freed; the couple stayed married until his death from lung cancer on the 7th August 2005.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Jennings Reporting: Breakdown - America's Health Insurance Crisis 2005 TV Movie
Peter Jennings Reporting: LAPD 2004 TV Movie documentary
Peter Jennings Reporting: How to Get Fat Without Really Trying 2003 TV Movie documentary
Peter Jennings Reporting: I Have a Dream 2003 TV Movie documentary
Peter Jennings Reporting: In Search of America 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary
Peter Jennings Reporting: Bitter Medicine: Pills, Profit and the Public Health 2002 TV Movie writer
Minefield: The United States and the Muslim World 2001 TV Movie
Peter Jennings Reporting: Dark Horizon - India, Pakistan, and the Bomb 2000 TV Movie documentary
ABC New Years Eve Special with Peter Jennings 1999 TV Movie writer/creator
Rage and Betrayal: The Lives of Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols 1996 TV Movie
Cover-Up at Ground Zero 1994 TV Movie documentary
ABC Turning Point: Kansas City Murder Squad 1994 TV Movie documentary
Common Miracles: The New American Revolution in Learning 1993 TV Movie documentary
A Line in the Sand: What Did America Win? 1991 TV Movie documentary
Worlds in Turmoil 1989 TV Movie
45/85 1985 TV Movie documentary

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs - Seeing Is Believing 2005 TV Movie documentary senior editor
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir 2005 TV Series senior editor - 2 episodes
No Place to Hide 2005 TV Movie documentary senior editor
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy 2003 TV Movie documentary associate editor

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Growing Up in the Age of AIDS: An ABC News Town Meeting for the Family - With Peter Jennings 1992 TV Movie
Worlds in Turmoil 1989 TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ABC New Years Eve Special with Peter Jennings 1999 TV Movie producer
Worlds in Turmoil 1989 TV Movie producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
America.01 2001 TV Series segment writer
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Search for Jesus 2000 TV Movie documentary presenter

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media 1992 Documentary acknowledgment
The World Is Watching 1988 Documentary thanks
One Day in September 1999 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Phonograph Conversations 2013 Himself
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Ted Williams 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself (voice)
An Unlikely Weapon 2008 Documentary Himself
Budapest to Gettysburg 2007 Documentary
Loose Change: Final Cut 2007 Video documentary Himself
911 Flatline 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Peter Jennings Reporting: Breakdown - America's Health Insurance Crisis 2005 TV Movie Himself
Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs - Seeing Is Believing 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Daily Show 2000-2005 TV Series Himself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir 1986-2005 TV Series Himself - Anchor / Himself / Himself - Lead Anchor
No Place to Hide 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself
How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 2002-2004 TV Series Himself - Host
25th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2004 TV Series Himself
Peter Jennings Reporting: LAPD 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host-Senior Editor
Larry King Live 2002-2004 TV Series Himself
Peter Jennings Reporting: Ecstasy Rising 2004 TV Movie documentary
The Museum of Television & Radio Annual Honors a Salute to Tom Brokaw 2004 TV Movie Himself
Journalists: Killed in the Line of Duty 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself (voice)
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Jim McKay: My World in My Words 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Peter Jennings Reporting: In Search of America 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
20/20 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Reporter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2002 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2001-2002 TV Series Himself
Peter Jennings Reporting: Homeland 2002 TV Movie documentary
July 4th: a Musical Celebration 2002 TV Special Himself
ABC 2002 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
America.01 2001 TV Series Himself - Anchor
Breaking the News 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2001 TV Series Himself
ABC News 2001 2000 TV Movie Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Search for Jesus 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself (reporter)
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Anchor
ABC New Years Eve Special with Peter Jennings 1999 TV Movie Himself - Host
Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself (1972 Olympic Correspondent, ABC News)
The Century: America's Time 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Host-Narrator
The Century 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Host-Narrator
Cancer: Race for a Cure 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Anchor
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1998 TV Series Himself
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music 1998 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Frank Capra's American Dream 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself (voice)
The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '97 1997 TV Special Himself
The GQ Men of the Year Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Rage and Betrayal: The Lives of Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols 1996 TV Movie Himself - Host
Turning Point 1996 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Howard Stern 1994-1995 TV Series Himself
Cover-Up at Ground Zero 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
ABC Turning Point: Kansas City Murder Squad 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Last Party 1993 Documentary Himself
A National Town Meeting: Who Is Ross Perot? 1992 TV Movie Himself - Host
Growing Up in the Age of AIDS: An ABC News Town Meeting for the Family - With Peter Jennings 1992 TV Movie Himself - Host
A Line in the Sand: War or Peace? 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Anchor
Schwarzkopf: How the War Was Won 1991 Video documentary Himself - Anchor
A Line in the Sand: What Did America Win? 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Carnegie Hall: Live at 100 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
This Reporter 1990 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
American Masters 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
Only the News That Fits 1989 Documentary Himself - ABC News anchor
Worlds in Turmoil 1989 TV Movie Himself - Anchor
The AIDS Quarterly 1989 TV Series Himself - Host
5th Annual TV Academy Hall of Fame 1989 TV Special Himself
Beyond the Cold War: The Risk and the Opportunity 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself - Anchor
JFK Remembered 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
1988 Presidential Debates 1988 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The World Is Watching 1988 Documentary Himself (ABC News, meets with Miguel D'Escoto)
We the People 1987 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
45/85 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself
To Save Our Schools, to Save Our Children 1984 TV Movie documentary Anchor
XVlll Summer Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 1975 TV Series Himself - News Anchor
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1971 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Bright and Early 1966 TV Series Himself - Newsreader
Telescope 1965 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Issues and Answers 1965 TV Series Himself
CTV National News 1961 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
13th 2016 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - ABC News
20/20 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - News Anchor
The Seventies 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - ABC News
Stossel 2014 TV Series Himself
Retro Report 2013 TV Mini-Series Himself - Reporter
Big Miracle 2012 Himself (uncredited)
Breakthrough Energy Movement Conference 2012 2012 TV Series Himself
Reagan 2011 Documentary Himself - ABC News
Miss Representation 2011 Documentary Himself
Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup 2009 Video documentary Himself - ABC Evening News Anchor
Memòries de la tele 2009 TV Series Himself
911 Taboo: The WTC Plane Fraud 2008 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
911 Amateur 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib 2007 Documentary Himself
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday 2006 TV Series Himself - ABC News Anchor
911 Mysteries Part 1: Demolitions 2006 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers 2006 Documentary Himself - Newscaster
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2005 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - News Anchor (segment "Andy Rooney")
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Special Memorial Tribute
JFK: Breaking the News 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die 2004 Documentary Himself
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism 2004 Documentary Himself
Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Live from Baghdad 2002 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Beatles Revolution 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
One Day in September 1999 Documentary Himself
Fear & Favor in the Newsroom 1996 Documentary Himself
Inside the White House 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Spin 1995 Documentary Himself
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media 1992 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Panama Deception 1992 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast ABC Evening News (1953) · Jon Banner (executive producer)
· Rhonda Schwartz (senior investigative producer)
· Stu Schutzman (senior producer)
· Jill Rackmill (producer)
· David W. Scott (producer)
· Vic Walter (producer)
· Madeleine Sauer (field producer)
· Simon Surowicz (field producer)
· Eric Siegel (director)
· Brian Ross (correspondent)
2006 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast ABC Evening News (1953) · Jon Banner (executive producer)
· Kate Felsen (senior producer)
· Tom Nagorski (senior producer)
· David Reiter (senior producer)
· Stu Schutzman (senior producer)
· Carl Bentson (producer)
· Bob Haberl (producer)
· Ray Homer (producer)
· Chuck Lustig (producer)
· Michael Kreisel (producer)
· Vinnie Malhotra (producer)
· Bruno Roeber (producer)
· Doug Vogt (producer)
· Eric Siegel (director)
2000 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite News Personality
2000 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs & Segments ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999) · Roger Goodman (executive producer)
· Marc Burstein (executive producer)
· Phyllis McGrady (executive producer)
· Neil Patterson (executive producer)
· Gary Smith (executive producer)
· Bob Roy (senior producer)
· Deborah Amos (correspondent)
· Bill Blakemore (correspondent)
· Aaron Brown (correspondent)
· Connie Chung (correspondent)
· Morton Dean (correspondent)
· Sam Donaldson (correspondent)
· Gillian Findlay (correspondent)
· Jack Ford (correspondent)
· Charles Gibson (correspondent)
· Mark Litke (correspondent)
· Cynthia McFadden (correspondent)
· John Miller (corresponden
1993 Award of Excellence Banff Television Festival
1991 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming For "War in the Gulf: Answering Children's Questions".

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast ABC Evening News (1953) · Ann Benjamin (director)
· Craig Bengtson (executive producer)
· Michael Baltierra (senior producer)
· Bob Crawford (senior producer)
· David Peterkin (senior producer)
· Stu Schutzman (senior producer)
· Terry Moran (co-anchor/correspondent)
· Don Dahler (correspondent)
· Martha Raddatz (correspondent)
· Ned Potter (correspondent)
· Brian Rooney (correspondent)
· David Wright (correspondent)
· Sam Brooks (producer)
· Nils Kongshaug (producer)
· Bruno Roeber (producer)
· Matt McGarry (producer)
· Ely Brown (producer)
· Luis Martinez (producer)
· Vinne Malhotra
2006 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form No Place to Hide (2005) · Tom Yellin (executive producer)
· Peter Bull (producer)
· Oriana Zill de Granados (producer)
2006 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast ABC Evening News (1953) · Jon Banner (executive producer)
· Kate Felsen (senior producer)
· Tom Nagorski (senior producer)
· David Reiter (senior producer)
· Stu Schutzman (senior producer)
· Carl Bentson (producer)
· Bob Haberl (producer)
· Ray Homer (producer)
· Chuck Lustig (producer)
· Michael Kreisel (producer)
· Vinnie Malhotra (producer)
· Bruno Roeber (producer)
· Doug Vogt (producer)
· Eric Siegel (director)
2006 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story - Long Form Peter Jennings Reporting: Breakdown - America's Health Insurance Crisis (2005) · Tom Yellin (executive producer)
· Keith Summa (producer)
· Linda Hirsch (co-producer)
2005 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Investigative Journalism - Long Form Peter Jennings Reporting: From the Tobacco File: Untold Stories of Betrayal and Neglect (2004) · Tom Yellin (Executive Producer)
· Keith Summa (Producer)
· Linda Hirsch (Field Producer)
· Gabrielle Tenenbaum (Coordinating Producer)
2003 Emmy Business and Financial Reporting Emmy Awards Outstanding Coverage of a Current Business News Story ABC Evening News (1953) · Paul Slavin (executive producer)
· Glen Dacy (producer)
· Justine Schiro (producer)
· Caren Zucker (producer)
· Ramona Schindelheim (business editor)
· Betsy Stark (correspondent)
2001 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards News Person of the Year
1969 Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement within Regularly Scheduled News ABC Evening News (1953)


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#Fact
1 Release of the book, "Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life" by Kayce Freed Jennings. [November 2007]
2 Release of his book, "In Search of America" by Peter with Todd Brewster. [2002]
3 Release of his book, "The Century" by Peter with Todd Brewster. [1998]
4 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 276-278. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
5 The only national news anchor to host specials for and with children on a regular basis. They were usually titled "Peter Jennings Answering Children's Questions." Topics included drugs, crime, prejudice, war, and 9/11.
6 Became the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) (aka "World News Tonight") on September 5, 1983, following the death of Frank Reynolds.
7 He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on June 29, 2005 for his services to journalism.
8 Accepted an honorary doctor of law degree from Rider University, then Rider College on January 21, 1968
9 Son of pioneer Canadian broadcaster Charles Jennings.
10 After failing as a 27-year-old anchorman for ABC News, he left the country and lived abroad as a foreign correspondent in Europe and the Middle East for ten years where he made a name for himself as an investigative journalist. He then returned to the anchor desk as a mature newsman.
11 He had a sister named Sarah.
12 Owned a chinchilla farm.
13 (April 5, 2005) Diagnosed with lung cancer. He had given up smoking for at least 10 years before September 11, 2001 attacks happened, after which he admittedly started smoking again.
14 (May 30, 2003) Became a U.S. citizen.
15 Attended Carleton University, Rider College and the University of Ottawa.
16 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world [1990]
17 News anchorman
18 Dropped out of high school in Grade 10 in Canada, and failed to attain the equivalent of a GED. His father owned/managed a TV station, however, and he got his foot in the door that way.
19 Children: Elizabeth and Christopher

#Quote
1 Always have a sense of humor about life - you'll need it - but always be courteous to boot.


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