Byron Pitts Profile
Pitts is an American award-winning author, and journalist working for ABC News serving as an anchor. He has been working for the station for many years now.
Byron Pitts Education
Pitts went to an all-boys high school that was catholic by the name of Archbishop Curley High School. Later on, he attended Ohio Wesleyan University but spent some of his summers in Apex, North Carolina. In 1982, he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and speech communication.
Byron Pitts Career
Pitts anchors the station’s late-night news program, Nightline. He previously served as the station’s chief national correspondent and also often contributed to 60 Minutes. Ever since he was 18 years old, he wanted to be a journalist. While still in college, he interned at WTVD in Durham, North Carolina.
Later on, after his graduation, he worked for several stations on the East Coast where he wore different hats. He worked for WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina where he served as a reporter and weekend sports anchor. Pitts, later on, moved to WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Virginia from 1984 to 1986 where he served as a military reporter. In 1988, he left the station for WFLA-TV where he served as a substitute anchor as well as a reporter till 1989. After leaving WFLA-TV, he moved to WCVB-TV in Boston and served as a special assignment reporter. In 1994, he left the station to join WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia where he served as a general assignment reporter till 1996. Additionally, this was also his last job at a local station.
Pitts left WSB-TV to join CBS Newspath, in Washington, D.C. where he served as a correspondent. CBS Newspath is a 24-hour affiliate news service of CBS News that was aired from 1997 to 1998. In May 1998, he has tagged a CBS News correspondent in Miami from 1998 to 1999 and soon after moved to Atlanta from 1999 to 2001 and soon after moved to New York City in January in 2001.
Pitts was also named one of CBS New’s lead reporters during the September 11 attacks and was also awarded an Emmy for this coverage. He was also recognized for his coverage of the Iraq War whereby he was an embedded reporter. Furthermore, he was honored for his coverage of the fall of the Saddam Hussein statue. He also managed to enclose other major events including the Florida fires, the refugee crisis in Kosovo as well as Hurricane Katrina. He also covered the mudslides in Central America, the war in Afghanistan, the Elian Gonzalez story, the Florida Presidential recount as well as the military buildup in Kuwait.
Byron Pitts ABC News
Pitts is currently working at ABC News where he works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;
- David Muir
- Whit Johnson
- Amy Robach
- Mona Kosar Abdi
- Robin Roberts (newscaster)
- George Stephanopoulos
- Lara Spencer
- Ginger Zee
- Rob Marciano
- Andrew Dymburt
- Linsey Davis
- T. J. Holmes
Quick Facts About Byron Pitts
|Full Name||Byron Pitts|
|Age||61 years old|
|Spouse||Lyne Johnson Pitts|
|Net Worth||$3 Million – $6 Million|
Byron Pitts Age
Pitts was born on October 21, 1960, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. He is therefore 61 years old as of 2021.
Byron Pitts Height
Pitts stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Byron Pitts Family
Pitts was born to William Pitts (father) and Clarice Pitts (mother). He was raised up by her single mother after his parents divorced in a working-class neighborhood. He also discussed how he had a debilitating stutter when he was still young until when he was about 12 years old.
Byron Pitts Wife
Pitts is happily married to his beautiful wife Lyne Johnson Pitts. His wife is also working in a journalism career where she serves as a TV executive and journalist. The exact date of their marriage is still not known by the public. Furthermore, the couple is blessed with three cute children the names Angela Pitts, Christina Pitts, as well as Brittni Pitts. He also disclosed that his family and friends were always there for him during his difficult times.
Byron Pitts Salary
Being one of the top journalists for ABC News Pitts earns an annual salary ranging between $ 99,000 and $110,000.
Byron Pitts Net Worth
Pitts has an estimated net worth of between $3 Million and $6mMillion which he has earned through his successful career as an anchor.
Byron Pitts Author
Pitts has also managed to author a book that touched the hearts of many all over the world. For instance, he has authored Be the One which mainly comprises six teenagers conquering Hardships with faith and hope. Furthermore, the book was published on May 16, 2017.
Byron Pitts Awards and Honors
Pitts has also managed to win a ton of other awards including a national Emmy Award for his coverage of the Chicago train wreck that took place in 1999. In 2002 he was awarded a National Association of Black Journalists Award. Additionally, he was awarded six regional Emmy Awards as well as four Associated Press Awards.
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