What more do you ask for in life, when you have a great job that lets you travel the different corners of the world and a wonderful family that loves you, and got your back through the highs and the lows? Bill Weir, the CNN anchor, and reporter knows all about such a great life. And today we explore the life he has been living so far.
Bill Weir started his career as a general assignment reporter and weekend sportscaster at KALL, Austin, Minnesota in 1991. In his two decades long journey, he has been involved in different television companies working different jobs like an anchor, reporter, and producer.
The former co-anchor of Nightline and Good Morning America on ABC News, Weir is famously known for his coverage of the economic rise of China and India. He is also known for covering special events such as Hurricane Katrina, the war in Afghanistan and several launches and landings of Space Shuttle.
On May 25, 2011, Bill was cast as an expert on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Weir joined CNN team as an anchor and Chief Innovation Correspondent on October 12, 2013. He has been working for CNN ever since then. Also, he has hosted the show The Wonder List on CNN, along with filmmaker Philip Bloom.
As a human being, you make many mistakes, and TV reporters are no different. In 2014, Bill posted a comment on his Twitter account bashing Fox Nation, a Fox News website and posting another tweet apologizing hours later.
The glop of Midwestern guilt stuck in my chest prob won't go away until I apologize to @foxnation for name-calling.— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) July 31, 2014
Here are the photos of Bill along with his The Wonder List team, traveling the world and sharing the untold stories about the people and their culture.
Bill Weir's Story in Divided America!
In the past two years before 2017, Bill traveled more than 26 countries and experienced different cultures but he has a remarkable quality of relating to the people and feeling at home.
Bill did the special program titled “Bill Weir: State of Change” featuring unique shorts and timely discussion including themes of politics, race, and religion, aired on CNN U.S and CNN International, recently June 3, 2017.
Video Caption: The trailer of "Bill Weir: State of Change" published on May 24, 2017.
Video Credit: CNN
Bill took inspiration from his Nomadic childhood and made an attempt to dwell into the divided America and the current political climate in President Trump time. In the story, he unveils the surprising revelations lying within the families and a country while finding the connection and understanding the epic change.
Inside Bill Weir's Personal Life:
The ever so busy Bill Weir travels all around the world covering different stories. But when it comes to the story about his personal life he has been able to keep it under the wraps from the tabloids.
If you want more information regarding his personal life, all you have to do his go through this story.
The 48-year-old anchor and reporter is a happily married man. Though there isn’t much information regarding his married life, we found out that he is married to a woman named Jacki and together they have a beautiful daughter named Olivia and a dog named Burt (small and happy family indeed). Due to his busy schedule and travels, he has a hard time seeing his family, but he calls himself very lucky because his beautiful wife and daughter always have his back.
Here are some photos he has shared on his Instagram account proving the love for his family.
More about his family
Bill mentions about his family in his tweet on August 7, 2015, and in the tweet by two kids; he means his daughter and his dog.
"I'm a guy with a wife, two kids and a Harley." (assuming Harley is a motorcycle and not a guy named Harley)— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) August 7, 2015
Bill Weir’s Nomadic Childhood:
During Bill’s special storytelling “Bill Weir: State of Change” aired recently on June 3, 2017, he shared few intimate details about his personal life.
Caption: Young Bill Weir and his mother captured while smiling.
Photo Credit: CNN
Bill described his father as a liberal, atheist homicide detective who moved from Milwaukee’s chaos to find serenity in the Rockies. Due to differences, his mother left his father when Bill was only two years old. And when he was four years old his mother found Jesus and wanted to pursue televangelism, so they left Milwaukee and traveled. And as his mother followed her dreams, Bill went to 17 different schools in six different states.
Bill Weir's Short Bio:
Bill Weir was born on December 19, 1967, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The one time Emmy Award winner and three times nominee, Bill Weir is a graduate of Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, with a degree in journalism and creative writing. Bill Weir started his career as a general assignment reporter in 1991 and further went to work for KAAL, Austin, Minnesota. Bill has successfully added prestigious names including WLUK, KABC-TV, FX Networks, ABC News, and CNN to his portfolio.#Television Journalist #CNN #Nightline #ABC