Bill Weir Profile
Bill Weir is an award-winning television anchor, writer, producer, and host working for CNN serving as a correspondent as well as an anchor. He has been working for the station since November 2013.
Bill Weir Education
Weir attended Oral Roberts University for a short time after graduating from Victory Christian High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before transferring to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where he earned a degree in journalism and creative writing.
Bill Weir Career
Weir is CNN’s correspondent as well as an anchor who came to CNN working as a correspondent and anchor for CNN and the creator and host of the global documentary series “The Wonder List with Bill Weir.” He was named the network’s first Chief Climate Correspondent in 2019, drawing on his experience creating and hosting the CNN Original Series “The Wonder List with Bill Weir.” Weir shot three seasons of his show across 26 countries, highlighting wondrous people, places, cultures, and creatures on the verge of seismic change with his distinct storytelling style, lush photography, and a focus on our interconnected planet.
His 2020 CNN Special Report, The Road to Change, was named “one of the very best pieces of climate journalism ever run by a mainstream US news organization” by the Columbia Journalism Review, and his first book, Dear River; A Guide to Growing Up at the End, will be published by Chronicle Prism in 2022.
Weir reported from 49 states and more than 100 countries during his network career, covering breaking news and uncovering global trends. He was among the first reporters to enter the floodwaters of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, as well as Japan’s tsunami zone during the 2011 nuclear crisis. He evaded Taliban bullets in Afghanistan, oversaw network coverage from Iraq, and was the first American to broadcast live from Tibet. As a writer and anchor, Weir created several special hours for CNN and ABC primetime on topics ranging from religion, brain science, and Woodstock to the mail-order bride industry and the rise and fall of General Motors.
His live shots have come from atop the Golden Gate Bridge and below the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, and his adventure reporting has included jumps from hot air balloons, hikes deep into the Amazon, and one fun night spent lashed to the side of El Capitan in Yosemite. Weir worked as a writer and host for FX and USA before joining ABC News. Before joining ABC News, Weir worked as an anchor/reporter in Los Angeles, Chicago, Green Bay, and Austin, Minnesota, and wrote and hosted projects for FX and USA Networks.
Quick Facts About Bill Weir
|Full Name||Bill Weir|
|Age||54 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Bill Weir Age
Weir is 54 years old as of 2021. He was born on 19 December 1967 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 19 December every year.
Bill Weir Height
Weir stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.8m).
Bill Weir Family
Bill’s parents divorced when he was a child. His father was a liberal, atheist homicide detective who left the chaos of Milwaukee for the peace of the Rockies. Bill’s mother abandoned him when he was two, he met Jesus when he was four, and one Saturday over breakfast he declared, “I had a dream from God last night.”
Bill Weir Wife
Weir is married to Kelly Weir. The couple has a son River, born on April 08, 2020. Bill has a daughter named Olivia with his ex-wife, Jacki.
Bill Weir’s new baby
Weir and his wife Kelly welcomed their first child together by the name of William River who was born in 2020. Weir also has a daughter by the name of Olivia from his previous marriage to Jacki. Olivia was born on December 19, 2003.
Bill Weir Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, Weir earns an annual salary of $750 Thousand.
Bill Weir’s Net Worth
Weir has an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a television anchor, writer, producer, and host.
Bill Weir accident
The California sky outside the doctor’s window is impossibly blue, and while his lips are moving, I’ve stopped listening. The sky reminds me of the Colorado mountain-top where I scattered my father’s ashes a few years ago, and I flash to the image of my 8-year-old daughter standing where I stood, sobbing. “She’s never been to a funeral,” I think.
I snap back to the man in front of me, Dr. David Agus, the kind of specialist you call if you are very rich and very sick. But I am neither, I feel great and I wouldn’t even be here if ABC News hadn’t sent me. After treating the likes of Steve Jobs, Lance Armstrong, and Ted Kennedy, Agus was set to release the most anticipated medical book of the year, and we beat “60 Minutes” to snag the coveted first interview.
Bill Weir CNN
At CNN Weir works alongside
- Brianna Keilar
- Brian Stelter
- Ana Cabrera
- Victor Blackwell
- Anna Stewart
- Vedika Sud
- Jake Tapper
- Patrick Snell
- Isa Soares
- Lynn Smith
- Michael Smerconish
- Sara Sidner
- Dan Simon
- Derek Van Dam
- Bob Van Dillen