Warren Olney Biography (Journalist)
Warren Olney IV is an American broadcast journalist. He is best known as the host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated Public Radio International weekday afternoon program To the Point. It originates at Santa Monica, California public radio station KCRW. The daily program ended on November 10, 2017. To the Point became a weekly podcast heard exclusively on KCRW’s digital platforms as of November 13 2017. Warren hosted KCRW’s local public affairs show, Which Way, L.A from 1992 to January 2016.
Warren Olney Age
Warren was born on September 2, 1937 in Berkeley, California, United States. He is 81 years old as of 2018.
Warren Olney Family | Warren Olney Parents
Warren was born in Berkeley, California, United States. He is the son of Warren Olney Jr and Elizabeth (Bazata) O. His brother Warren Olney III (February 25, 1904 – December 23, 1978), became an attorney and practiced in his father’s law firm. His father, Warren Olney III, was an attorney, and his grandfather, Warren Olney Jr., was a Justice of the California Supreme Court.
Warren Olney Education
Warren received his BA in English, magna cum laude, from Amherst College (Massachusetts) and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa
From 1976-1982 at the University of Southern California, Warren developed and taught “Broadcast Journalism,” a laboratory course for graduate and undergraduate students.
Warren Olney Wife | Warren Olney Children
Warren has four children and five grandchildren. He is married to Marsha Temple, a former attorney at law, now Executive Director of the Integrated Recovery Network, a nonprofit helping the homeless mentally ill to find housing, treatment and jobs.
Warren Olney To The Point | Warren Olney KCRW
Warren Olney is the host and executive producer of To the Point and Olney in L.A. To the Point is a one-hour daily national and international news program distributed by Public Radio International, currently airing in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and several other public radio markets nationwide. Olney in L.A. is a weekly interview segment which airs in KCRW during All Things Considered. From 1992 to 2016, Olney also hosted Which Way LA?, the signature daily local news program on 89.9 KCRW Santa Monica and KCRW.com.
Warren and his programs have been honored with nearly 40 national, regional and local awards for broadcast excellence since its inception. In 2012, Olney received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for his broad achievements in television news, as well as his storied career over 20 years on public radio, both locally and nationally. He has been awarded the Golden Mike Award for “Best Public Affairs Program,” and WWLA was honored with the Los Angeles Press Club’s Southern California Journalism Award for Best Talk/Public Affairs Show. At the 2001 Los Angeles Press Club’s Southern California Journalism Awards Warren was named Best Radio Journalist of the Year. WWLA was also named as Best Talk/Public Affairs Show during the same awards ceremony.
He is the only person to have been twice named “Broadcast Journalist of the Year” — for his work in both radio and television — by the Society of Professional Journalists, Los Angeles. He is the recipient of Emmy Awards for reporting and anchoring, and Golden Mikes for investigative reporting.
Warren Olney KCET-TV
Warren is a veteran broadcast journalist. Concurrent with his hosting duties on Which Way, LA? He served as co-anchor of KCET-TV’s Life & Times Tonight, a nightly public affairs show from June 1999 to September 2000.
From 1966 to 1991,Warren was a television news reporter and anchor working in Washington, DC, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. All through his career, he covered local, state, and national politics. It includes; presidential primaries, nominating conventions and inaugurals, and superpower summit meetings in Washington and Geneva. Warren’s special projects and investigations have focused on crime, science, the environment, among other subjects. Overseas assignments took him to Europe, Asia, and Central America.
Warren has served as a print reporter for the Sacramento Bee (California) and the Newport News Daily Press (Virginia). His interviews, book reviews, articles, and columns have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, Los Angeles magazine, and California Journal, among other publications. Warren regularly speaks on politics, the media, the evolving character of Southern California, and other subjects, and is often called on to moderate public panels on numerous topics.
As an actor, Warren has appeared in a number of feature films, including Crimson Tide, The Fisher King, and Higher Learning, as well as other feature and television productions.
Warren Olney Net Worth | Warren Olney Salary
Warren’s annual salary and his estimated net worth is under review.