David Rhodes Bio, Wife, Married, Divorce, Children, Family, Salary, CBS

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 03 Feb, 2019
David Rhodes Bio, Wife, Married, Divorce, Children, Family, Salary, CBS

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Date of Birth 1973 Nationality American
Profession Journalist Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Emma Kahn (M. 2005) Ethnicity N/A
Net Worth N/A Height N/A
Education Rice University Parents James Rhodes (Father), Jane Rhodes (Mother)

David Rhodes became the youngest news president in the history of American Television and was chosen to lead the CBS News in 2011.

Leading one of the most iconic media houses in America Mr. Rhodes was given many responsibilities, among which was gathering news from across all its platforms including television, radio, website and live streaming news network.

He started his television journalism from Fox News before it was even started back in 1996 and went on to be the vice president of news there.

In 2008, he moved to Bloomberg L.P. and oversaw significant redesign in 2009. Eventually landing in CBS News which he has been heading since moving from Bloomberg, he had his contract extended to be at the helm till 2019.

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David Rhodes Wife, Married, Children

Slowly climbing up the corporate ladder and becoming one of the rising stars in twenty-four-hour news channels, David Rhodes gradually attracted the attention of many prominent media corporations that wanted to spearhead their expansion.

Not only were the big corporates behind him to get his attention, but he was also enjoying the attention from other departments which eventually got him married. It was a lovely lady, Emma Kahn that finally caught the eyes of Mr. Rhodes and they got ultimately married in 2005.

New York Times even ran a column on their marriage describing the celebrations in one of its pages in their weddings section.

The would-be husband and wife tied the knot at a place called Rainbow Room in Manhattan and the judge Thomas J. Carroll of the New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn officiated.

David Rhodes with CBS News correspondents, Elaine Quijano and Vladimir Duthiers in CBSN 2016 Winter TCA on 12 January 2016 in California. (Photo Credit: Richard Shotwell, Invision)

According to the New York Times, Rhodes, 31 years at that time, wed Emma who herself was 30 when the event took place. She is the daughter of Alice and Edward Kahn.

Emma also was working as a senior financial analyst for CBS Television Network at that time. It is not hard to see where and how the couple met before they got married, as both of them were in broadcasting journalism. The couple shares two sons together.

David Rhodes recently revealed in social media about how he and his wife did not like to go out. Given that he talks about her on social media, they undoubtedly share a loving bond.

Short Bio of David Rhodes

David Rhodes is the President of CBS News. He is an American who was born in December 1973 in New York City, New York, United States. He is 45 years of age. His mother comes from a family that owns a company which manufactures baking ingredients, and his father is a principal of River Run Financial Advisors based in New York which is a private investment firm. Mr. Rhodes graduated from Rice University and is the son of Jane and James Rhodes from New York.

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For his effective contributions, he has been named 35 Most Powerful People in Media" by Hollywood Reporters and to GQ's "50 Most Powerful People in Washington". Being the president of the CBS News he is one of the highest earning staff out there receiving a huge salary and his net worth is in the millions.

However, on 6 January 2019, David Rhodes declared that he would be resigning from his post of president soon and the Senior Executive Producer of CBS News, Susan Zirinsky will be replacing him. 

David Rhodes declares that he will be resigning his presidency on 6 January 2019 (Photo: David Rhodes' Twitter)

Rhodes revealed that he would work as the senior advisor to the CBS news starting from 1 March 2019. He did not recite the reason for his decision but said that he was ready to take the challenge and cope up with the change.