Bill Whitaker Bio: Married, Wife, Family, Children, Net Worth, Salary, Height

By Staff Writer | Published On: 04 Jul, 2018
Bill Whitaker Bio: Married, Wife, Family, Children, Net Worth, Salary, Height

Quick Information

Date of Birth August 26, 1951 Age 69 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Gay/Lesbain No Ethnicity African-American
Net Worth Not Disclosed Social Media Twitter, Facebook
Children/Kids Gail Whitaker (Son) Height N/A
Education Boston University Parents William Whitaker Sr. (Father), Marie Whitaker (Mother)

American TV journalist Bill Whitaker is a famous face in the world of media for his illustrious career as a correspondent for CBS network. Before joining CBS, Whitaker had his stint at WBTV, Charlotte, North Carolina.

The way Bill balances between his professional and personal life is exemplary. He never stops to flaunt his media talent and meantime, manages adequate time for his wife and son.  

Bill Whitaker: The Love Of His Life

Bill Whitaker's love for his career is well known by all his followers, but very few people know about his love of life; that is his wife.

He is married to a very understanding partner and has a son named Gail Whitaker with her.

Bill quotes himself lucky to be able to hold down a job and place called home amid the busy lifestyle of a journalist. He would be out for weeks on his journalistic work while his wife kept the house running for him.

His wife encouraged him to do what he loved in life, and this has been a reason for him to continue as a TV reporter. Whitaker was even envisioning himself retiring and taking life easy when suddenly the 60 Minutes was offered to him by his boss.

Bill Whitaker attends the CBS Function with his colleagues in 2015. (Photo:

Stationed mostly in Los Angeles where he covered major news for CBS from the west, he and his wife had to move to New York for his new responsibility. Talking about things he loved most in life, this was what he said of his duty as a dad to his children, a husband and as a breadwinner,

“When my kids were growing up they had as stable of a life as could be possible when their dad was a journalist. After they grew up and we became empty-nesters, my wife and I took the plunge and moved to New York.”

As responsible as he regards his professional life, Whitaker never misses a chance to carry a soothing marriage voyage with the love of his life, who is very supportive.

Bill Whitaker’s Bio: Basks On Long-Haul Media Journey

Bill Whitaker was born on 26 August 1951 in Philadelphia to his Afro-American parents. Bill, who stands tall at the decent height, holds American nationality and carries mixed ethnicity.

Coming from African-America family, he did his higher studies from Hobart and William Smith College and got a B.A. in American History.

Later, Bill joined the Boston University and earned a master’s degree in African-American studies. Besides, he attended a graduate Journalism program at the University of California, Berkeley in 1978. 

After his academics, Bill initiated his journalism career as a reporter at KQED, San Francisco, California, in 1979. After grooming his media skills, Whitaker bagged the post of a correspondent at WBTV in North Carolina.

The career high for Bill came when he joined CBS News as a reporter in November 1984. Soon, he was appointed as the CBS News’ Tokyo correspondent and served for three years starting from 1989. Later on, Bill moved to Los Angeles and became a CBS News correspondent there.

Since March 2014, Whitaker is serving as a correspondent for the CBS news program 60 Minutes. With his work in the veteran show, Bill Whitaker polishes his already famed personality.

Courtesy of his impeccable media career, Bill summons a riveting net worth thanks to his compelling salary at CBS network. Besides, Whitaker is the owner of a high-rise apartment in New York.