Ross Becker Wiki
Ross Becker is an American journalist. He primarily works in television, radio or digital. Ross is currently the president and CEO of TvNewsmentor.com. TvNewsmentor.comwas dedicated to grow and mentor talent. He was also the news director at KMIR-TV in Palm Desert, California.
Ross Becker Biography
In 1975, Becker began his career in broadcasting. He began as a reporter at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This was before moving in 1977 to WTHR-TV in Indianapolis as a weekend anchor and field reporter. In 1980, he moved to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles as a reporter. He eventually becoming head of the Investigative Team and weekend anchor, as well as a host of a short-lived 7 p.m. newscast. He also served two years as President of the Radio/TV News Association of Southern California. Becker moved on to KCOP-TV to anchor the station’s only newscast while at KCBS in 1990.
Ross quit KCOP, complaining about “sold-out, disgusting, tabloid” journalism in Los Angeles in 1995. Becker was hired as a freelance journalist and conducted a 90-minute interview with O.J. Simpson in January 1996. It was the first interview with Simpson following his acquittal on murder charges. The interview was controversial at the time because it was distributed as a videotape for sale instead of airing on “free” television or cable.
During the interview Becker agreed not to ask about Simpson’s children, finances, or the then-pending civil lawsuit, however, he disclosed this at the beginning of the interview and ultimately ended up questioning him about those subjects. In the video, Simpson blamed people “in Faye Resnick’s circle” for the murder and accused Mark Fuhrman of planting evidence related to Simpson’s guilt. Many television stations and the National Enquirer, which printed many details about the trial, refused to carry advertising for the video. Becker himself later said that Simpson was lying during the video.
Ross Becker Age
The exact date about his birth is still under review.
Ross Becker WIEL, WKMO-FM, And WRZI-FM
Ross decided to take a break from big city television news after conducting the interview. Becker and his wife, Linda, purchased WIEL, WKMO-FM, and WRZI-FM in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1995. He sold the stations to Commonwealth Broadcasting in 2000 and jumped back into the broadcast news business when he accepted a position as an anchor for MSNBC in 2002. Later that year, he returned to local news when he joined KTNV-TV in Las Vegas as its evening anchor.
Becker left KTNV in December 2004 to “pursue other opportunities”. Ross returned to Los Angeles in 2005 as a freelance reporter for KNBC before being hired full-time. He left KNBC at the end of 2006 to join KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah, as an evening anchor. He left the station on December 31, 2009, and joined KUSI-TV in San Diego. At KUSI he was a featured reporter and co-anchor of the 11 p.m. newscast. At the end of 2016, Becker left KUSI for KMIR in Palm Springs.
Becker also has a mentoring website, www.tvnewsmentor.com, helping them prepare and improve their skills in broadcast journalism. Becker is the immediate past president of the Board of Directors of APTRA, the Associated Press TV and Radio Association which serves 12 western states as a liaison with the Associated Press.
Ross Becker Net Worth
Ross’s net worth is greater than $50000.
Ross Becker Awards
Ross received three Emmys for coverage of the Cerritos plane crash, and Southern California windstorms. He also received six Golden Mike Awards and the AP Mark Twain Award for news writing. At KCOP he received an Emmy Award for coverage of the Reginald Oliver Denny beating which started the L.A area riots.