Robert MacNeil is an Award-winning Canadian-American journalist and a novelist. He's the proud receiver of the Paul White Award, Television Hall of Fame, Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and many more. He's also widely known as the father of award-winning theatre scenic designer Ian MacNeil.
Robert MacNeil is an Award-winning Canadian-American journalist and a novelist. He’s the proud receiver of the Paul White Award, Television Hall of Fame, Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and many more. He’s also widely known as the father of award-winning theatre scenic designer Ian MacNeil.
If you’ve seen him on-screen reporting news related to American, and European politics then you might be interested to know about his personal details on net worth and career down below.
Robert MacNeil’s Amazing Net Worth Collection
Robert MacNeil has made a successful name for himself not only professionally but also financially. He’s amassed a great fortune for himself all to the courtesy of his decade long career in the journalism industry. Specifically speaking, he’s made a staggering net worth collection of $1 million as of 2022, which he has earned as a reporter based in America. Journalists Amanda Pflugrad and Elita Loresca enjoy $800 thousand and $5 Million resp.
The reporter is known for being a retired reporter who partnered with Jim Lehrer to create the famous American daily television news program, The MacNeil/Lehrer Report on PBS News Hour. His vast experience and expertise in the industry enabled him to enjoy the net worth he solely deserves.
According to sources, Robert makes a handsome salary of $60,000 with his experience bidding his salary to a higher mark. Although besides it, he’s reluctant to share any other detail on his house, cars and any other luxuries in the media.
Robert MacNeil’s Married Life
Robert MacNeil like any other journalist is pretty vocal about his professional life. But when it comes to talking about his personal life, he’s left people everywhere speculating. He is three times married man.
The 91-year-old is now happily married to the love of his life or his third wife, Donna Richards. The lovely pair got married in a private marriage ceremony surrounded by their loved ones and family in 1984. Together they share a son Ian MacNeil who is also an award-winning scenic designer himself.
Before Donna, he was married to Jane Doherty from 1965 to 1983 and Rosemarie Coopland from 1956 to 1964.
Robert MacNeil’s Career Highlights
Robert MacNeil started his career by working for the ITV in London as a reporter and then moved to the Reuters before he finally made his way to work for the NBC News as a correspondent based in Washington, D.C.
One of his career highlights included the covering of the then President John F. Kennedy to Dallas, at the same time as the president’s assassination. It was said that at that time he also had an encounter with the man Lee Harvey Oswald who assassinated the president.
After that, in 1973, MacNeil began covering American and European affairs for the BBC hosting the news discussion show Washington Week In Review on PBS. He also received an Emmy award while working for them. Later on, after two decades of working for the PBS, he retired in 1995.
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