Chuck Scarborough Biography
Chuck Scarborough is an American television journalist and author. He has been the lead news anchor at WNBC, the New York City flagship station of the NBC Television Network, and has also appeared on NBC News since 1974. He currently anchors the daily 6:00 pm WNBC news.
Scarborough graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. Chuck has also worked for the United States Air Force. He appeared in The Adjustment Bureau, reporting a story for WNBC about the film’s protagonist, David Norris, and in two episodes of the NBC sitcom Veronica’s Closet. Scarborough and Simmons are mentioned in the Fountains of Wayne song “Traffic & Weather” from their 2007 album of the same name. In season 7, episode 8 of the NBC comedy 30 Rock, the protagonist Liz Lemon jokes that Chuck Scarborough is anatomically a woman.
Chuck Scarborough Age
Chuck Scarborough was born as Charles Bishop Scarborough III, on November 4, 1943, in
Chuck Scarborough Spouse
Chuck Scarborough married thrice. He first got married to Anne Ford. After the divorce, he got married to Linda Gross. Then he married to Ellen Ward Scarborough. The couple has two children, Chad Scarborough is his son and his daughter named Elizabeth Scarborough is also a television journalist.
Chuck Scarborough Career
In his final broadcast on WNAC-TV, Scarborough ended the newscast with a commentary in which he identified the issue of race as the most important challenge facing Boston. A scant few months later, Boston erupted into racial unrest as the result of a federal court order to end its policy of de facto racial segregation in the public schools. While WNAC had been the perennial trailer among Boston’s three VHF television news broadcasts, with Scarborough as anchor the station managed to best its rivals in the 6 pm newscast ratings.
Scarborough joined NBC News in March 1974 as sole anchor of WNBC-TV’s then-new 5:00 PM newscast, NewsCenter 4. Eventually, he became the station’s lead anchor at 6 pm and 11 pm. In 2003, he became the unofficial “dean” of New York-area television news anchors when WABC-TV anchor Bill Beutel retired after 37 years.
He surpassed Beutel as New York’s most tenured English-language news anchor in 2011. Five years later, Scarborough succeeded Rafael Pineda of Spanish-language WXTV as the longest-serving anchor in New York television history. For much of his first 20 years with NBC, he occasionally appeared on the network as a correspondent and often anchored the network’s prime-time news updates.
At WNBC, he has worked alongside Marv Albert, Len Berman, Jack Cafferty, Dr. Frank Field, John Hambrick, Pat Harper, Pia Lindstrom, Sue Simmons, Michele Marsh, Al Roker, and Tom Snyder, among others. Scarborough was the host of the syndicated programs Images – A Year in Review and Memories.
Then and Now in the late 1980s-early 1990s, and also co-anchored the NBC network documentary series Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Maria Shriver and Mary Alice Williams. The 11:00 pm broadcast on July 14, 2017, marked Scarborough’s last in that time slot after 42 years, as he cut back on his schedule to working only the 6 pm. Taking his place at 11 was Stefan Holt, the son of NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.
Chuck Scarborough Net Worth
Chuck Scarborough holds an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Chuck Scarborough Awards
He has won 36 local Emmy Awards and was one of the first inductees into the New York State Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2005. He was inducted alongside Sue Simmons, his co-anchoring partner from 1980 until Simmons’ retirement in June 2012. They were together longer than any other anchor team in New York City television history.