Byron Pitts Biography
Byron Pitts is an award-winning journalist and author working as the ABC News Anchor and Chief National Correspondent, covering national news stories and in-depth features for the network, reporting for all broadcasts and platforms.
How old is Byron Pitts? – Age
The ABC News anchor is 61 years old as of October 12, 2021. He was born in 1960 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
Byron Pitts Family – Parents and Siblings
Pitts together with his siblings Saundra Judd and William M. Pitts, research chemist in the Flammability Reduction Group of the Fire Research Division wee born to Clarice Pitts and William Pitts. Their parents separated and he was raised by a single mother. In his biography, Pitts argued that he had a crippling stutter as a child and had been functionally illiterate until around 12 years of age.
Is Byron Pitts married? – Who is Byron Pitts daughter? – Wife and Children
Pitts is married to Lyne Pitts an accomplished television producer and writer. The couple married on May 7, 2013. The couple has three children; Christiani Pitts, Brittni Pitts and Angela Pitts.
Byron Pitts Salary – Net Worth
Pitts’ annual salary is around $99K . He has an estimated net worth of $5 million, which he has earned from his career as a journalist.
Byron Pitts Career
Pitts is known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reports and in-depth interviews. A journalism veteran with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Pitts has travelled around the world to cover some of the greatest news headlines of our time including the Florida Presidential account of the earthquake in Indonesia to the refugee crisis in Kosovo. Less than 24 hours in ABC News, Mr. Pitts engaged in live special coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing Case, including a day-long manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers who had effectively shut down the area.
Prior to joining ABC News, Mr. Pitts spent the last 15 years at CBS News where he previously worked as Chief National Reporter for CBS Evening News and frequently filed 60 Minutes reporting presidential elections and democratic conventions, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti.
He was also one of CBS News’ first reporters at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terror attacks, earning the Emmy Award for his analysis. Pitts has won numerous other coveted awards for his work, including the Emmy Award for reporting on the Chicago train crash in 1999, the National Association of Black Journalists Award, four Associated Press Awards and six area Emmy Awards.
Mr. Pitts joined CBS News in 1997 as the correspondent for the 24-hour partner news channel, CBS Newspath, Washington, D.C., where he focused on strategy and public interest. One year later, he was appointed CBS News Correspondent, filing for the Miami and Atlanta offices before landing in New York City in 2001.
Mr. Pitts dreamed about being a journalist at a young age, but faced two major hurdles to his goal. He was illiterate when he was 12 years old and he tried to overcome a stutter.