Bill Weir Biography
Bill Weir is an anchor, writer, producer and host. He is also the CNN’s Chief Climate correspondent since 2019. He joined the network in 2013. Previously, he was the co-anchor of Nighline on ABC. He also co-anchored the weekend edition of Good Morning America from 2004 to 2010.
Bill Weir Age
He was born in 1967 and celebrates his birthday every 19th December. He is currently 53 years as of 2020.
Bill Weir Nationality
He is an American citizen born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
Bill Weir Height and Weight
Weir is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 72kgs.
Bill Weir Education Background
He attended 17 schools in six states. This was as a result of her mother’s devotion in Christianity. They travelled so much forcing him to transfer schools.
Finally, he graduated from Victory Christian High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Later on he attended Oral Roberts University before transferring to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he earned a degree in journalism and creative writing.
Bill Weir Parents and Siblings
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Bill’s parents divorced when he was 2 years old. His father was a liberal, atheist homicide detective and he fled Milwaukee’s inner-city chaos for the serenity of the Rockies. His mother is a devoted Christian. She found Jesus when Bill was 4 years old. One Saturday she announced over breakfast “I had a dream from God last night.”
They left Milwaukee and moved to the Bible Belt so that her mother could pursue her career in televangelism. “Tell your Dad I’ll give up alimony and child support if he lets us go. Jesus will take care of us,” her mother said. A few weeks later they headed south, modest U-Haul in tow. They lived in six states as her mom followed her dreams.
Weir hasn’t disclosed whether he has siblings or not.
Bill Weir Wife and Children
Weir is married to Kelly Dowd since 2020. His wife is the Director of sales at Mackage Outwear. She is also the sales manager at APP Group in USA.
In September 2019, Bill proposed to her during a ride to Brooklyn. The couple is also blessed with a son, William River born in 2020.
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Previously, he was married to Angela Weir, a lawyer in Brooklyn. However, they divorced. The ex-couple have a daughter together, Olivia Weir born on December 19, 2003.
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Bill Weir CNN
Weir is a veteran anchor, writer, producer and host. He joined CNN in 2013 after a decade of award-winning journalism at ABC News. In 2019, he was named the network’s first Chief Climate Correspondent, drawing on his experience creating and hosting the primetime CNN Original Series “The Wonder List with Bill Weir.”
The Columbia Journalism Review called his 2020 CNN Special Report, The Road to Change “one of the very best pieces of climate journalism ever run by a mainstream US news organization” and his first book, Dear River; A Guide to Growing Up at The End will be published by Chronicle Prism in 2022.
In his network career, Weir reported from 49 states and more than 100 countries, covering breaking news and uncovering global trends. He was among the first reporters into the floodwaters of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and Japan’s tsunami zone during the nuclear crisis of 2011. He dodged Taliban bullets in Afghanistan, led network coverage from Iraq and was the first American to broadcast live from Tibet. As a writer and anchor, Weir produced several special hours for CNN and ABC prime time on topics ranging from religion, brain science and Woodstock to the business of mail-order brides and the rise and fall of General Motors
His live shots have come from atop the Golden Gate Bridge and below the waters of the Great Barrier Reef while his adventure reporting includes jumps from hot air balloons, hikes deep into the Amazon and one fun night spent lashed to the side of Yosemite’s El Capitan.
Before joining ABC News, Weir wrote and hosted projects for the FX and USA Networks and was an anchor/reporter in Los Angeles, Chicago, Green Bay and Austin, MN.
Bill Weir Salary and Net Worth
He earns an approximate salary of $5ook annually. He also has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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