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Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM, was born on the 29th July 1938, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and was one of the most prominent TV news anchors, probably best known for hosting “World News Tonight” from 1983 until his death. His career began in the late ’50s and ended in 2005.

Have you ever wondered how rich Peter Jennings was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jennings’ net worth was as high as $50 million, earned through his successful career as a journalist and news anchor, during which he won 16 Emmy Awards and two George Foster Peabody Awards. Peter passed away in 2005.

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Peter was the son of Charles Jennings, who was also a journalist and radio broadcaster working for the CBS, and his wife Elizabeth; he has a younger sister named Sarah. Since his father was one of the major contributors on CBC, Peter easily got his five minutes on television, hosting the CBC Radio show for kids, Peter’s People. However, his father was against nepotism and was angry with the station. However, Peter was never quite in love with school, and dropped out in 10th grade, although he eventually enrolled at the University of Ottawa, but didn’t graduate.

Instead of pursuing a career in journalism like his father, he took the position of a bank teller for the Royal Bank of Canada, however, dissatisfied with his place in the industry, Peter started pursuing a career in broadcasting. He was hired as a member of the news department for CF JR, a local radio station, then two years later he joined CJOH-TV as an interviewer and co-producer of “Vue”, a late-night news program. Little by little his name was becoming better known in Canada, and he was hired by CTV as co-anchor of its late-night national newscast. While working for the CTV, he became the first Canadian reporter on the scene to cover the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The next year he covered the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he met Elmer Lower, who at the time was president of ABC News. Elmer proposed that Peter join the ABC News, however, he rejected his offer, but changed his mind just three months later, and moved to the USA.

He joined ABC News’ New York bureau, and in 1965 he was appointed as host of the “Peter Jennings With the News”, nightly newscast, lasting 15 minutes. For the next three years he fought against the other two news stations CBS and NBC, but then quit his position and became a foreign correspondent.

During his work as foreign correspondent he covered such events as the Munich Olympics massacre in 1972, then the Yom Kippur War in 1973, among other Arab-Israeli conflicts, only to return to USA in 1974 and become Washington correspondent and news anchor for ABC’s new morning show “AM America”. Unfortunately the show was cancelled after ten months, after which he again took the role of foreign correspondent, this time as chief foreign correspondent and became the first reporter from America to interview Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran, who at the time was in exile and had residency in Paris.

As early as 1978 he became one of the anchors of the program “World News Tonight” reporting from London, alongside Frank Reynolds from Washington and Max Robinson from Chicago. In 1983 his luck turned back on him, as he fell ill with myeloma, but managed to recover the same year. During his battle against cancer, ratings of the show declined, and so after his return, he became the sole anchor of the show, serving in the position until his death and during which time he reported on such events as the Gulf-War, War in Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 11 attacks, among many other major events. His net worth benefited too.

Apart from 16 Emmy Awards, Peter also received the Paul White Award in 1995, in recognition of his lifetime contributions to journalism, and in 2004 was the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting from Washington State University, among many other awards and honors.

Regarding his personal life, Peter married four times; his first wife was Valerie Godsoe(1963-70). Three years later he married Anouchka Malouf, but they divorced in 1979. The same year he married Kati Marton, with whom he was married until 1995 and had two children with her.

In 1997 he married Kayce Freed; the couple stayed married until his death from lung cancer on the 7th August 2005.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Jennings Reporting: Breakdown - America's Health Insurance Crisis2005TV Movie
Peter Jennings Reporting: LAPD2004TV Movie documentary
Peter Jennings Reporting: How to Get Fat Without Really Trying2003TV Movie documentary
Peter Jennings Reporting: I Have a Dream2003TV Movie documentary
Peter Jennings Reporting: In Search of America2002TV Mini-Series documentary
Peter Jennings Reporting: Bitter Medicine: Pills, Profit and the Public Health2002TV Movie writer
Minefield: The United States and the Muslim World2001TV Movie
Peter Jennings Reporting: Dark Horizon - India, Pakistan, and the Bomb2000TV Movie documentary
ABC New Years Eve Special with Peter Jennings1999TV Movie writer/creator
Rage and Betrayal: The Lives of Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols1996TV Movie
Cover-Up at Ground Zero1994TV Movie documentary
ABC Turning Point: Kansas City Murder Squad1994TV Movie documentary
Common Miracles: The New American Revolution in Learning1993TV Movie documentary
A Line in the Sand: What Did America Win?1991TV Movie documentary
Worlds in Turmoil1989TV Movie
45/851985TV Movie documentary

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs - Seeing Is Believing2005TV Movie documentary senior editor
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir2005TV Series senior editor - 2 episodes
No Place to Hide2005TV Movie documentary senior editor
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy2003TV Movie documentary associate editor

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Growing Up in the Age of AIDS: An ABC News Town Meeting for the Family - With Peter Jennings1992TV Movie
Worlds in Turmoil1989TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ABC New Years Eve Special with Peter Jennings1999TV Movie producer
Worlds in Turmoil1989TV Movie producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
America.012001TV Series segment writer
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Search for Jesus2000TV Movie documentary presenter

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992Documentary acknowledgment
The World Is Watching1988Documentary thanks
One Day in September1999Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Phonograph Conversations2013Himself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Ted Williams2009TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
An Unlikely Weapon2008DocumentaryHimself
Budapest to Gettysburg2007Documentary
Loose Change: Final Cut2007Video documentaryHimself
911 Flatline2007Video documentary shortHimself
Peter Jennings Reporting: Breakdown - America's Health Insurance Crisis2005TV MovieHimself
Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs - Seeing Is Believing2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Daily Show2000-2005TV SeriesHimself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir1986-2005TV SeriesHimself - Anchor / Himself / Himself - Lead Anchor
No Place to Hide2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
How's Your News?: On the Campaign Trail2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances2002-2004TV SeriesHimself - Host
25th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2004TV SeriesHimself
Peter Jennings Reporting: LAPD2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host-Senior Editor
Larry King Live2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
Peter Jennings Reporting: Ecstasy Rising2004TV Movie documentary
The Museum of Television & Radio Annual Honors a Salute to Tom Brokaw2004TV MovieHimself
Journalists: Killed in the Line of Duty2003TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Jim McKay: My World in My Words2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Peter Jennings Reporting: In Search of America2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
20/202002TV Series documentaryHimself - Reporter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2002TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2001-2002TV SeriesHimself
Peter Jennings Reporting: Homeland2002TV Movie documentary
July 4th: a Musical Celebration2002TV SpecialHimself
ABC 20022001TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
America.012001TV SeriesHimself - Anchor
Breaking the News2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHimself
ABC News 20012000TV MovieHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Peter Jennings Reporting: The Search for Jesus2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (reporter)
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Anchor
ABC New Years Eve Special with Peter Jennings1999TV MovieHimself - Host
Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is1999TV Movie documentaryHimself (1972 Olympic Correspondent, ABC News)
The Century: America's Time1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host-Narrator
The Century1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host-Narrator
Cancer: Race for a Cure1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Anchor
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHimself
Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music1998TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years1997TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Frank Capra's American Dream1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (voice)
The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '971997TV SpecialHimself
The GQ Men of the Year Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Rage and Betrayal: The Lives of Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols1996TV MovieHimself - Host
Turning Point1996TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Howard Stern1994-1995TV SeriesHimself
Cover-Up at Ground Zero1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
ABC Turning Point: Kansas City Murder Squad1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Last Party1993DocumentaryHimself
A National Town Meeting: Who Is Ross Perot?1992TV MovieHimself - Host
Growing Up in the Age of AIDS: An ABC News Town Meeting for the Family - With Peter Jennings1992TV MovieHimself - Host
A Line in the Sand: War or Peace?1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Anchor
Schwarzkopf: How the War Was Won1991Video documentaryHimself - Anchor
A Line in the Sand: What Did America Win?1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Carnegie Hall: Live at 1001990TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
This Reporter1990TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
American Masters1990TV Series documentaryHimself
Only the News That Fits1989DocumentaryHimself - ABC News anchor
Worlds in Turmoil1989TV MovieHimself - Anchor
The AIDS Quarterly1989TV SeriesHimself - Host
5th Annual TV Academy Hall of Fame1989TV SpecialHimself
Beyond the Cold War: The Risk and the Opportunity1989TV Movie documentaryHimself - Anchor
JFK Remembered1988TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
1988 Presidential Debates1988TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The World Is Watching1988DocumentaryHimself (ABC News, meets with Miguel D'Escoto)
We the People1987TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
45/851985TV Movie documentaryHimself
To Save Our Schools, to Save Our Children1984TV Movie documentaryAnchor
XVlll Summer Olympic Games Los Angeles1984TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America1975TV SeriesHimself - News Anchor
ABC's Wide World of Sports1971TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Bright and Early1966TV SeriesHimself - Newsreader
Telescope1965TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Issues and Answers1965TV SeriesHimself
CTV National News1961TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
13th2016DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - ABC News
20/202015TV Series documentaryHimself - News Anchor
The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - ABC News
Stossel2014TV SeriesHimself
Retro Report2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Reporter
Big Miracle2012Himself (uncredited)
Breakthrough Energy Movement Conference 20122012TV SeriesHimself
Reagan2011DocumentaryHimself - ABC News
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHimself
Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup2009Video documentaryHimself - ABC Evening News Anchor
Memòries de la tele2009TV SeriesHimself
911 Taboo: The WTC Plane Fraud2008Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
911 Amateur2007Video documentary shortHimself
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib2007DocumentaryHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday2006TV SeriesHimself - ABC News Anchor
911 Mysteries Part 1: Demolitions2006Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers2006DocumentaryHimself - Newscaster
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2005TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - News Anchor (segment "Andy Rooney")
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Special Memorial Tribute
JFK: Breaking the News2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain... Begins to Die2004DocumentaryHimself
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism2004DocumentaryHimself
Fahrenheit 9/112004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Live from Baghdad2002TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
One Day in September1999DocumentaryHimself
Fear & Favor in the Newsroom1996DocumentaryHimself
Inside the White House1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Spin1995DocumentaryHimself
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Panama Deception1992DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastABC Evening News (1953)· Jon Banner (executive producer)
· Rhonda Schwartz (senior investigative producer)
· Stu Schutzman (senior producer)
· Jill Rackmill (producer)
· David W. Scott (producer)
· Vic Walter (producer)
· Madeleine Sauer (field producer)
· Simon Surowicz (field producer)
· Eric Siegel (director)
· Brian Ross (correspondent)
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastABC Evening News (1953)· Jon Banner (executive producer)
· Kate Felsen (senior producer)
· Tom Nagorski (senior producer)
· David Reiter (senior producer)
· Stu Schutzman (senior producer)
· Carl Bentson (producer)
· Bob Haberl (producer)
· Ray Homer (producer)
· Chuck Lustig (producer)
· Michael Kreisel (producer)
· Vinnie Malhotra (producer)
· Bruno Roeber (producer)
· Doug Vogt (producer)
· Eric Siegel (director)
2000TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite News Personality
2000EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs & SegmentsABC 2000: The Millennium (1999)· Roger Goodman (executive producer)
· Marc Burstein (executive producer)
· Phyllis McGrady (executive producer)
· Neil Patterson (executive producer)
· Gary Smith (executive producer)
· Bob Roy (senior producer)
· Deborah Amos (correspondent)
· Bill Blakemore (correspondent)
· Aaron Brown (correspondent)
· Connie Chung (correspondent)
· Morton Dean (correspondent)
· Sam Donaldson (correspondent)
· Gillian Findlay (correspondent)
· Jack Ford (correspondent)
· Charles Gibson (correspondent)
· Mark Litke (correspondent)
· Cynthia McFadden (correspondent)
· John Miller (corresponden
1993Award of ExcellenceBanff Television Festival
1991TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Children's ProgrammingFor "War in the Gulf: Answering Children's Questions".

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastABC Evening News (1953)· Ann Benjamin (director)
· Craig Bengtson (executive producer)
· Michael Baltierra (senior producer)
· Bob Crawford (senior producer)
· David Peterkin (senior producer)
· Stu Schutzman (senior producer)
· Terry Moran (co-anchor/correspondent)
· Don Dahler (correspondent)
· Martha Raddatz (correspondent)
· Ned Potter (correspondent)
· Brian Rooney (correspondent)
· David Wright (correspondent)
· Sam Brooks (producer)
· Nils Kongshaug (producer)
· Bruno Roeber (producer)
· Matt McGarry (producer)
· Ely Brown (producer)
· Luis Martinez (producer)
· Vinne Malhotra
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Investigative Journalism - Long FormNo Place to Hide (2005)· Tom Yellin (executive producer)
· Peter Bull (producer)
· Oriana Zill de Granados (producer)
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsBest Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastABC Evening News (1953)· Jon Banner (executive producer)
· Kate Felsen (senior producer)
· Tom Nagorski (senior producer)
· David Reiter (senior producer)
· Stu Schutzman (senior producer)
· Carl Bentson (producer)
· Bob Haberl (producer)
· Ray Homer (producer)
· Chuck Lustig (producer)
· Michael Kreisel (producer)
· Vinnie Malhotra (producer)
· Bruno Roeber (producer)
· Doug Vogt (producer)
· Eric Siegel (director)
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story - Long FormPeter Jennings Reporting: Breakdown - America's Health Insurance Crisis (2005)· Tom Yellin (executive producer)
· Keith Summa (producer)
· Linda Hirsch (co-producer)
2005EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Investigative Journalism - Long FormPeter Jennings Reporting: From the Tobacco File: Untold Stories of Betrayal and Neglect (2004)· Tom Yellin (Executive Producer)
· Keith Summa (Producer)
· Linda Hirsch (Field Producer)
· Gabrielle Tenenbaum (Coordinating Producer)
2003EmmyBusiness and Financial Reporting Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Current Business News StoryABC Evening News (1953)· Paul Slavin (executive producer)
· Glen Dacy (producer)
· Justine Schiro (producer)
· Caren Zucker (producer)
· Ramona Schindelheim (business editor)
· Betsy Stark (correspondent)
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsNews Person of the Year
1969EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Achievement within Regularly Scheduled NewsABC Evening News (1953)


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#Fact
1Release of the book, "Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life" by Kayce Freed Jennings. [November 2007]
2Release of his book, "In Search of America" by Peter with Todd Brewster. [2002]
3Release of his book, "The Century" by Peter with Todd Brewster. [1998]
4Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 276-278. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
5The only national news anchor to host specials for and with children on a regular basis. They were usually titled "Peter Jennings Answering Children's Questions." Topics included drugs, crime, prejudice, war, and 9/11.
6Became the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) (aka "World News Tonight") on September 5, 1983, following the death of Frank Reynolds.
7He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on June 29, 2005 for his services to journalism.
8Accepted an honorary doctor of law degree from Rider University, then Rider College on January 21, 1968
9Son of pioneer Canadian broadcaster Charles Jennings.
10After failing as a 27-year-old anchorman for ABC News, he left the country and lived abroad as a foreign correspondent in Europe and the Middle East for ten years where he made a name for himself as an investigative journalist. He then returned to the anchor desk as a mature newsman.
11He had a sister named Sarah.
12Owned a chinchilla farm.
13(April 5, 2005) Diagnosed with lung cancer. He had given up smoking for at least 10 years before September 11, 2001 attacks happened, after which he admittedly started smoking again.
14(May 30, 2003) Became a U.S. citizen.
15Attended Carleton University, Rider College and the University of Ottawa.
16Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world [1990]
17News anchorman
18Dropped out of high school in Grade 10 in Canada, and failed to attain the equivalent of a GED. His father owned/managed a TV station, however, and he got his foot in the door that way.
19Children: Elizabeth and Christopher

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