Richard Roth Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Richard Roth is an American Correspondent and News Anchor/Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in 1980.

Richard Roth Profile

Richard Roth is an American Correspondent and News Anchor/Reporter working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in the year 1980.

Richard Roth Career

Roth serves at CNN as a senior United Nations correspondent. He reports international stories in New York City. He has reported on various topics such as the unfolding Syrian crisis; the U.N.’s role and responses to the Arab Spring; and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Roth has also covered a wide array of reports about American politics such as the United States presidential elections in the year 2008. Roth’s stories have covered personalities like Jeremy Lin and Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Roth has also covered Michael Jackson’s death, Heath Ledger’s death, Eliot Spitzer’s (New York Governor) resignation, and the Iran nuclear crisis. 

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Richard Roth

Roth started as a New York Assistant Bureau Chief where he worked for one year. After that, he worked as a Chicago Bureau Chief for a few months, and then as a Rome Bureau Chief for 4 years. He has also served as a General Assignment Reporter for 7 years and Senior United Nations (UN) Correspondent for 17 years on CNN. As a Senior Correspondent for U.N., he covered a number of international crises such as North Korea, Iraq, Bosnia, and Iran. He provided an extensive report on tensions between Iraq and the U.S. in the years 2003 and 2002. Roth has also reported on different United Nations global conferences where the concern was issues like the population in Cairo, women in China, and social development in Copenhagen.

Roth has served as a host of CNN’s global program, “Diplomatic License,” where he was dedicated to coverage of the UN. He traveled to South Asia with Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary-General to report on the tragedy as well as the aftermath of the tsunami that killed over 155,000 people in the region. On September 11th, 2001 when there was the falling of towers, he was covering for the network at the World Trade Center in N.Y.

Roth hosted an in-depth profile of serial killers, “Murder by Numbers” in the year 1992. In the previous year, Roth contributed to the network’s special report, “Europe on the Brink: A look at Western Europe’s Disappearing Borders.” He was among the network’s team that covered the Gulf War for a year (1991 to 1992). In the year 1985, Roth reported on the terrorist attacks at the Leonardo DaVinci Airport in Rome and on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. 

Before Roth joined CNN, he worked for AP Radio as a news reporter and anchor. Also, he served at WPIX-TV in New York as a producer. When it comes to his education, Roth is a proud graduate of New York University where he obtained a degree in journalism. Recently, he was portrayed in the HBO movie, “Live from Baghdad,” by actor Hamish Linklater.

Quick Facts About Roth

Age67 years old as of 2022
SpouseNot Available
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Richard Roth Age

Roth is 67 years old as of 2022. He was born in the year 1955, in New York, United States. His exact date and month of birth are unknown at the moment therefore it is difficult to know when she celebrates her birthday.

Richard Roth Height

Roth stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

Richard Roth Family

Roth was born to a Jewish family. Information regarding Roth’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, there will be an update of the information as soon as it is available.

Richard Roth Wife

Information about Roth’s dating life is unknown for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Roth is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.

Richard Roth Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Richard Roth’s Net Worth

Roth has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Correspondent and News Anchor/Reporter.

Richard Roth Kidney Transplant

On April 18, 2022, CNN Business revealed Roth’s recovery from successful kidney transplant surgery. It was announced that Samira Jafari, his colleague was Roth’s donor of the kidney. Roth calls Samira his “heroine.” Roth said that this is his second transplant. About 2 and a half decades ago, he received a kidney from a deceased donor. In September 2021, he wrote a letter to his colleagues that his valiant kidney was rapidly dying inside him and that he should have an organ donation as soon as possible. However, he received a kidney from Samira Jafari, underwent a successful transplant, and he is now in good health.

Richard Roth CNN

At CNN Roth works alongside;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. David McKenzie
  9. Oren Liebermann
  10. Alex Marquardt
  11. Miguel Marquez
  12. Athena Jones
  13. Laura Jarrett
  14. Kristen Holmes
  15. Paula Hancocks
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