Peter Jennings Net Worth
Peter Jennings net worth: Peter Jennings was a Canadian-American journalist and news anchor who had a net worth of $50 million. Peter Jennings was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in July 1938 and passed away in August 2005. Jennings was best known for being the sole anchor of the television series World News Tonight on ABC from 1983 until he passed away in 2005. He did not graduate high school and actually started his career at just nine years old, hosting a Canadian radio show. Jennings worked at CJOH-TV in Ottawa and anchored a local newscast and a teen dance show. He was hired by ABC News in 1965 and worked as a foreign correspondent. In 1978 he became one of World News Tonight's three anchors and he became the sole anchor in 1983. He stayed on the air for more than 15 hours straight covering breaking news such as the Gulf War in 1991, the Millennium celebrations in 2000, and the September 11, 2001 attacks. Jennings also hosted presidential debates and he became a naturalized American citizen in 2003. He authored three books and won 16 Emmy Awards and two George Foster Peabody Awards. Peter Jennings passed away on August 7, 2005 from lung cancer at the age of 67.