Chuck Scarborough Biography
Chuck Scarborough is a television journalist and novelist from the United States working as the weeknight anchor of the News 4, New York He has been the principal news anchor at WNBC, the NBC Television Network’s New York City flagship station, since 1974, and has also appeared on NBC News.
How old is Chuck Scarborough? – Age
He is 77 years old as of 4 November 2020. He was born Charles Bishop Scarborough III in 1943 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
Does Chuck Scarborough have a son? – Wife
Scarborough has been married thrice. He is married to Ellen Ward Scarborough. Chad and Elizabeth are his two children. His daughter Elizabeth is a television journalist, following in her father’s footsteps. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut, with his family. He was married to Anne Ford and Linda Gross.
What is Chuck Scarborough Salary?
Scarborough earns an annual salary of $ 20,000.
What is Chuck Scarborough’s Net Worth?
He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Chuck Scarborough Career
His television career began as a reporter at WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi, and later WDAM-TV in Laurel, Mississippi, before transferring to WAGA-TV in Atlanta. Scarborough’s first big market anchoring assignment was at WNAC-TV in Boston in 1972. He was hired as part of a two-man anchor combination alongside noted New England journalist Lee Nelson, but was quickly promoted to the station’s news programs as the sole anchor. In addition to his anchoring duties, he was asked to conduct Mass Reaction, a weekly program in which the public was invited to the studio to question newscasters and newsmakers.
Scarborough closed his final newscast on WNAC-TV with a remark in which he highlighted the problem of racism as the most pressing concern confronting Boston. After a federal court decision to cease its program of de facto racial segregation in public schools, Boston exploded in racial riots a few months later. While WNAC had been the perennial trailer among Boston’s three VHF television news broadcasts, the station managed to outperform its competitors in the 6pm newscast ratings with Scarborough as anchor.
Scarborough joined NBC News in March 1974 as the solo anchor of NewsCenter 4 at 5:00 p.m. on WNBC-TV (later renamed News 4 New York). At 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., he eventually became the station’s lead anchor. When WABC-TV anchor Bill Beutel departed after 37 years in 2003, he became the unofficial “dean” of New York-area television news anchors. In 2011, he surpassed Beutel as the longest-serving English-language news anchor in New York. Scarborough became the longest-serving anchor in New York television history five years later, succeeding Rafael Pineda of Spanish-language WXTV.
He was an NBC News correspondent and frequently anchored the network’s prime-time news updates for much of his first 20 years with the network. He’s collaborated with people including Marv Albert, Len Berman, Jack Cafferty, Dr. Frank Field, John Hambrick, Pat Harper, Pia Lindstrom, Sue Simmons, Michele Marsh, Al Roker, and Tom Snyder at WNBC. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Scarborough hosted the syndicated shows Images – A Year in Review and Memories…Then and Now, as well as co-hosting the NBC network documentary series Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow with Maria Shriver and Mary Alice Williams.
Scarborough’s last show as a regular anchor in that time slot was at 11:00 p.m. on July 14, 2017, following which he reduced his schedule to solely working the 6 p.m. Stefan Holt, the son of NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, took his post at 11 p.m. Scarborough has since been on the 11:00pm program multiple times, filling in for Holt when he is unavailable.