Dan Rather - Famous Actor

Dan Rather Net Worth


Dan Rather, the famous journalist and former national news anchor, has a net worth of $70 million. Throughout his career spanning five decades, Rather made a name for himself with landmark reporting, starting from his promotion to CBS News after his coverage of Kennedy’s assassination, to his 24-year tenure as the anchor for CBS Evening News.

Key facts:

  • Dan Rather is a journalist and former national news anchor known for his landmark reporting over the span of five decades.
  • He began his journalism career as an Associated Press reporter and went on to work for United Press, the Houston Chronicle, and various radio stations in Texas.
  • Rather had his breakthrough as a reporter when he covered Hurricane Carla in 1961, convincing over 350,000 people to evacuate and saving thousands of lives.
  • He served as CBS News' White House correspondent and later became the anchor for CBS Evening News, a position he held for 24 years.
  • Rather covered major stories such as the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the Soviet-Afghan War, the Iran-Contra affair, and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Basic Information About Dan Rather

ProfessionsJournalist, Television producer, Writer, Presenter, Editor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Actor
Net worth$70,000,000
Date of birth1931-10-31 (92 years old)
Place of birthWharton
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksUse of odd metaphors, or "Texanisms," when reporting the news
In the 1980s, he used to sign off each news broadcast with the word "Courage".
Spouse21 April - Jean Grace Goebel ( 1957 - present) (3 children)
Height5 ft 9 in (1.778 m)
Social Media↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb

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Dan Rather roles

Movie / Series Role
Charlie Wilson's WarSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
Big MiracleSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
13thSelf - Host, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather (archive footage)
Fair GameSelf (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
The SimpsonsDan Rather / ... 2 episodes, 2008-2016
FrontlineSelf 4 episodes, 2005-2015
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf / ... 4 episodes, 2012-2018
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf 2 episodes, 2017-2021
American ExperienceSelf 3 episodes, 2005-2010
The Daily ShowSelf 4 episodes, 2006-2012
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 3 episodes, 1999-2008
Access HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2016
The Putin InterviewsSelf - 60 Minutes (archive footage) unknown episodes
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf 1 episode, 2000
ConanSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2017
The Maury Povich ShowSelf 1 episode, 1994
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1999

Dan Rather's Quotes

  • "What separated Ed Murrow from the rest of the pack was courage. I know what you're thinking. I've gotten in trouble before for using the word. Probably deserved it. Maybe I used it inappropriately. Maybe I'm a poor person to talk about it because I have little myself. But I want to hear the word. I want to hear it praised, and the men and women who have courage elevated." - Speaking at the forty-eighth annual conference of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, September 29, 1993.
  • Apologizing for CBS News failing to verify questionable documents about President George W. Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard: "We made a mistake in judgment, and for that I am sorry. It was an error that was made, however, in good faith and in the spirit of trying to carry on a CBS News tradition of investigative reporting without fear or favoritism. - September 20, 2004
  • Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
  • It is a somewhat surreal experience to see yourself being played by Robert Redford. He made me look better on screen than I ever thought I looked.
  • [on President Trump's tweets] They are humiliating for all of us who are Americans.

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Interesting Facts about Dan Rather

  1. Born at 6:13pm-CST.
  2. In 1986, he was chased and kicked onto a Manhattan sidewalk by William Tager, a man who kept asking, "Kenneth, what is the frequency?"
  3. Graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where the communications building is named for him.
  4. Was the first guest on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) on September 17, 2001 show, Letterman's first show after the September 11, 2001 tragedy. He broke out in tears twice having to describe these terrorist events.
  5. Has one daughter, Robin, and one son, Danjack.
  6. In 1991, his car was broken into. Instead of having the criminal arrested, he gave him a lecture on the choices he had made in life. They later met in Kuwait. The man, who was now an Apache pilot, thanked Rather for giving him the lecture and turning his life around.
  7. On September 11, 1987, he became so furious at the prospect of having his CBS News broadcast delayed by a U.S. Tennis match, that he walked off the set. When he did not return in time for the start of the news, CBS aired a blank screen for over five minutes. The incident was later recalled during his January 1988 interview with then-Vice President George Bush; when Rather questioned him about the Iran-Contra scandal, Bush asked Rather if he would like to have his career judged by the blank screen incident.
  8. During CBS's live coverage of the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention, he saw some men with no identification or badges trying to forcibly remove what appeared to be a Georgia delegate from the building. When he attempted to interview the candidate, one of the men punched him on camera.
  9. Announced that he is stepping down as anchor of "The CBS Evening News" in March 2005, on the 24th anniversary of his first broadcast as anchor. He will remain with CBS News as a correspondent for "60 Minutes Sunday" and "60 Minutes Wednesday." [November 2004]
  10. Appeared in disguise as an Afghan peasant for his 1980 60 Minutes (1968) on-location reports on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Although he explained that the disguise was necessary for reporting from the war zone, the media ridiculed him, calling him "Gunga Dan". The Soviet press agency Tass later reported Afghan newspaper had accused him of participating in the murder of three villagers while he was in Afghanistan, accusations that he denied and was generally regarded as ridiculous.
  11. On September 20, 2004, he made a televised apology for the CBS News failing to verify the authenticity of questionably documents used in support of a 60 Minutes II (1999) story about President George W. Bush's military record in the Texas Air National Guard. A two-person investigative panel formed by CBS said that a "myopic zeal" on the part of the CBS News to break the story, which the panel found to be be neither fair nor accurate and did not meet the organization's internal standards. As a result of the panel's findings, CBS fired four CBS News employees, including three executives. Although the panel placed no specific blame on him, the incident damaged his credibility and was believed to have led to the announcement of his retirement as anchor of the "CBS Evening News".
  12. Attended Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Northwest Houston, as a youngster.
  13. Rather attended Hamilton Junior School and Reagan High School, both in Houston, Texas.
  14. Has a Muppet on Sesame Street (1969) named after him, the grouch journalist "Dan Rather-Not".
  15. His Alma Mater, Sam Houston State University, was originally named Sam Houston Normal Institute, and later, Sam Houston State Teachers College. It was founded for the purpose of training teachers, and to this day, has the reputation for having one of the best educator preparation courses in the state.
  16. Played by Robert Redford in Truth (2015). Set to be played by Logan Lerman in Newsflash.

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