Roger Grimsby WABC, Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Height, Relationship, Salary and Net Worth

Roger Olin Grimsby was an American journalist, television news anchor and actor. Grimsby, who for 18 years was seen on the ABC Television Network flagship station WABC in New York City, is known

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Roger Olin Grimsby was an American journalist, television news anchor and actor. Grimsby, who for 18 years was seen on the ABC Television Network flagship station WABC in New York City, is known as one of the pioneers of local television broadcast news.

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Roger Grimsby Biography

Talking about his educational background, he holds a degree in history from Columbia University in New York. He also served as U.S. Army veteran from where he sparked his interest in news broadcasting. He started his career as an announcer for WEBC Radio in 1954.

He returned to his native Duluth, Minnesota, where he began his anchoring career in 1954, serving as an announcer for WEBC Radio. Shortly thereafter, he decided to switch to the growing medium of television, working as a correspondent and news director at various television stations around Minnesota and Wisconsin, including WEAU-TV Eau Claire, WISC-TV Madison, and WXIX-TV (now WVTV) Milwaukee. He then spent two years (1959–1961) at KMOX (now KMOV) in St. Louis, before becoming the anchor and news director at ABC-owned KGO-TV in San Francisco, in 1961. In 1968 Grimsby was brought to WABC-TV in New York City.

He started as the anchor of WABC’s 11:00 p.m. news broadcast, Roger Grimsby and the Noisemakers, on June 3, 1968. Just two days later, Grimsby was thrust into the national spotlight as the anchor of ABC’s coverage of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. In April 1969, WABC dropped John Schubeck from the anchor slot on their 6:00 p.m. broadcast, replacing him with Grimsby, who also continued in the 11:00 p.m. slot. Grimsby’s initial co-anchor on the 6:00 newscast was former WCBS-TV newsman Tom Dunn, but the man who was most closely identified with him was Bill Beutel, who replaced Dunn in September 1970 and co-anchored the news with Grimsby until 1986.

He started each broadcast announcing, “Good evening, I’m Roger Grimsby, here now the news.”A six-time Emmy Winner, Grimsby was fired from WABC in April 1986 and, in an incident recounted by several of his colleagues, including Tom Snyder (who reported the incident on The Late Late Show soon after Grimsby’s death[4]), ABC further punished Grimsby by buying a building on Columbus Avenue across from WABC’s Lincoln Square studios where three bars Grimsby often frequented stood and evicting the bar owners from the building. A year after his WABC departure, Grimsby was hired by WNBC-TV in May 1987.

Beginning in June, his role was almost exclusively as a commentator, as Grimsby would be featured as part of the station’s daily Live at Five newscasts in a brief segment where he offered his take on a news story of the day with his usual deadpan style. He also worked as an assignment reporter. When WNBC’s corporate sibling, WNBC (AM), signed off the air in 1988, Grimsby was dispatched to the radio station’s studio to cover the closure live.

As it turned out, a late transmitter switch to WFAN (AM) meant that Grimsby’s voice was the very last to be heard on WNBC AM as he declared live to TV viewers: You heard the countdown. It’s over. Grimsby left WNBC in May 1989 when his contract was not renewed. In 1990, he relocated to California where he and George Reading of KMST became the first anchor team on San Diego television station KUSI’s newly-launched 10:00 p.m. newscast. After only a few months, Grimsby resigned from KUSI in February 1991.

Roger Grimsby Age

The American journalist, television news anchor, and actor was born on  September 23, 1928, in Butte, MT and died on June 23, 1995, New York.

Roger Grimsby Height

Information concerning his height is still under research and will soon be updated when we come across any details about his height.

Roger Grimsby Relationship

Talking about his relationship status he was married twice. His relationship with his first wife ended shortly after she gave birth to a daughter. After some years of divorce, he got married again. They used to stay together in New York City. She was with him till his death. He had no child from his second wife. Besides his two wives, he has not involved himself in any kind of extramarital affairs.

Roger Grimsby Family

He was an orphan who was born in Butte, Montana and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, by a Lutheran minister. After graduating from Denfeld High School in 1946, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, before studying history at Columbia University in New York. Grimsby was a U.S. Army veteran who was stationed in Germany before serving in the Korean War. It was during his stint in the Army that the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) sparked his interest in news broadcasting.

Roger Grimsby Net Worth

Have you been wondering how rich was Roger, well, according to our research he had an estimated net worth of $11 Million