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Peter Jennings

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Birthday
29, 1938
Birthplace
Toronto, Canada
Death Date
Aug 7, 2005 (67)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1938
Birthplace
Toronto, Canada
Death Date
Aug 7, 2005 (67)

About

Broadcast journalist who served as the ABC World News Tonight anchor from 1983 until his death in 2005. He covered numerous world-changing news stories, including the 9/11 attacks of 2001 and the 1991 start of the Gulf War.

Before Fame

After dropping out of both high school and college, he worked briefly as a bank teller and an actor. He began his career as a broadcast journalist with the Ontario radio station CFJR-FM.

Trivia

During the 1960s and 1970s, he was a Middle Eastern correspondent for ABC.

Family Life

He married his fourth wife, TV producer Kayce Freed, in 1997. His third wife, Kati Marton, worked as a reporter for ABC and NPR.

Associated With

He, Tom Brokaw, and Dan Rather were considered the three major news anchors of their era.