John Blackstone

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Journalist (1949)
Thu Jul 15 2021
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John Blackstone is a retired American news journalist who spent thirty-eight years with CBS News news as a correspondent and producer in San Francisco. An Acrid Yarn (2010), CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (2006), and CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) are among his most well-known works.

He has received four Emmy Awards for reports on CBS Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, and 48 Hours. He is most known for covering the 1981 IRA hunger strike in Northern Ireland, the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the Ethiopian famine (1984), and the battle against apartheid as a reporter (1985-86).

John Blackstone's Personal Life; Is He Married? 

Anchor of CBS News, John Blackstone is living a healthy married life for more than three decades with his spouse, Sue Blackstone. He loves to keep her personal life low-key profile; therefore, he has avoided discussing his wedding on social platforms.

The duo is living a healthy marrital life since their wedding.
Journalist John Blackstones with his wife, Sue Blackstones.
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From some sources, it came to know that the duo shares children, but they kept their kids identities under wraps. Currently, he lives happily in San Francisco, the USA, with his kids and wife, where ABC journalist Cecilia Vega also lives.

A Glimpse of John Blackstone's Professional Life

John joined CBS News in 1980 as a foreign correspondent, based first in London (1980-84) and then in Paris (1984-86) and then CBS News Correspondent in San Francisco from 1986. In addition, he is in charge of reporting for CBS This Morning, CBS Radio, and CBS News.com.

He earned all total four Emmy award from his journalism career.
John Blackstone is holding an Emmy-Award.
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Before joining CBS, he worked for the Canada Broadcasting Corporation (l974-80), CBOT-TV (l973-74), and CFRA Radio in Ottawa as a reporter, general assignment reporter, and news writer (1971-1972), respectively. He has covered California fires, floods, earthquakes, and droughts, including the 1989 San Francisco earthquake, the Oakland fire of 1991, and the 1997 Central Valley floods. 

The legendary storyteller stepped down from the industry in late 2018 to spend more time with his family. Nevertheless, he will still be reporting for CBS every now and then.

How Much Net Worth Does He Have?

Emmy-Award winner John Blackstone has a net worth of $2 million. He gathered all his fortune from his career as a news correspondent journalist. John has amassed wealth via various sources of income. Although as rich as he is, the veteran news correspondent wants to live a modest lifestyle.

Journalists of the United States get paid an average annual salary of around $72,507 annually for their work. But John, who covered wars, coups, and riots in his journalism career, was a legendary figure in the journalism industry, and he surely received more than 70 grand.

John Blackstone: Bio And Early Life

The journalist who retired in 2018 from CBS news, John Blackstone, was born onMay 31, 1949, in Toronto, Canada. As for his age, he is seventy-two years old as of 2021. Being a famous person, he has not revealed anything related to his family and siblings.

He is posing for a photo.
John Blackstone was born on May 31, 1949, in Toronto, Canada. 
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Concerning his education qualifications, John graduated from York University in Toronto and Carleton University's School of Journalism in Ottawa. Likewise, Actress/Media personality Melyssa Ford also graduated from York University.

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