Bill Bonds Biography
Bill Bonds was an American television news anchor and reporter, best known for his work at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan. Bonds became an Action News anchorman beginning in the early 1970s.Bill Bonds
Bill Bonds Age
The American television news anchor and reporter was born on February 23, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan and he died at the age of 82 on Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Bill Bonds Height
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Bill Bonds Family
Details concerning his family are still under research and will soon be updated when we come across information concerning his family. What we have found out is that he is married and has a daughter by the name Kristine.
Bill Bonds Later life and death
Bonds also had a bit part as a newscaster in a 1970 episode of It Takes a Thief and as himself in cameos in the 1971 film Escape from the Planet of the Apes and the 1987 film Robocop. He died at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, on December 13, 2014, at age 82, from a heart attack.
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Bill Bonds Career
He was born on February 23, 1932. A native of Detroit, Michigan, and a graduate of the University of Detroit, Bonds was initially a reporter for the city’s Contact News on WKNR-AM, known as Keener 13. He was also a reporter for several Michigan radio stations including WCAR, WPON, and WQTE. Bonds joined WXYZ in 1964 as a part-time booth announcer. He worked his way up to the anchor desk with Barney Morris. He covered the 1967 Detroit riots.
Bill Bonds Net Worth
Have you been wondering how much could Bill worth, well according to our research, he has an estimated net worth of $ 5 million from his career as an American television news anchor and reporter.
Bill Bonds Eyewitness News, Action News
Bonds was transferred by ABC to become anchorman at KABC-TV in Los Angeles in 1968 to help launch its version of Eyewitness News. He returned to WXYZ-TV in 1971 just as the station was beginning a major upgrade of its news department under the Action News banner. Two years later, it became the highest-rated news broadcast in Detroit, a position it held up until 2011. WXYZ-TV borrowed most of the basic elements of the Eyewitness News format from its fellow ABC owned and operated stations (WXYZ was an ABC O&O from sign-on in 1948 until ABC sold it in 1985 as part of its merger with Capital Cities Communications)., it adopted a somewhat harder approach under Bonds’ influence.
Apart from his stint in Los Angeles, Bonds anchored at WABC-TV in New York from 1975 to 1976 after which he returned to Detroit. When WXYZ expanded to a 5 pm newscast in 1982 Bonds would anchor that newscast and continue as the anchor of its 11 p.m. newscast until 1995. He also occasionally filled in as anchor of ABC’s weekend newscasts. Bill Bonds longtime lead anchor of Action News 1961-1968 1971-1975 and 1976-1995 deceased]
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A new Bonds in The Spotlight? Bill Bonds’ daughter Kristine to run for Congress
Kristine Bonds grew up with scores of fans, watching her famous father. When people think of WXYZ, he is the man that comes to the minds of most: Bill Bonds.“My dad was and still is a reporter, a writer a thinker. And because he started from the bottom, it’s like that’s what we knew, that’s what we knew. Love what you do and everything else falls into place,” says Kristine. Now, another who shares the Bonds name is on board to branch out and somewhat follow in her father’s footsteps. Not on the news but in government.
Kristine Bonds is hoping to help inform and positively influence change for the people of the Great Lakes State and the Comeback City of Detroit. Kristine Bonds has thrown her name in the ring in a run for Congress, in the race for the Republican seat for Michigan’s 14th Congressional District.“I want people to be happy and I think we’re getting there. There’s still a lot of work to do, but I want to make sure that everyone knows that their voice matters,” says Bonds.Take a look, she talks about: Why her? Why now? And why she thinks her famous father would be proud.