Canadian journalist who began working as a correspondent for for Dateline NBC in 1995. He has won acclaim for his coverage of events like the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
He began his journalism career working for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix newspaper in Saskatchewan.
He is the stepfather of Friends actor Matthew Perry.
He married Suzanne Langford in 1981. They have children named Caitlin, Emily, Willy and Madeleine.
Bill Hader has parodied his style of reporting on Saturday Night Live.