John Beard Bio, Age, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, WGRZ

John Beard Biography

John Beard is a well known News anchor, writer, skeptic and optimist at WGRZ-TV. Beard joined WGRZ-TV news team in September 2009.

John Beard Age

John Beard was born in 1948 in St. Pauls, North Carolina, he is 71 years old as of 2019.

John Beard Wife

Beard likes to keep her personal matters for himself making it difficult to know whom he is married to. The veteran news anchor has not posted a picture of the same on his social media accounts.

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John Beard Salary and Net Worth

Beard has an estimated net worth of $1.7 million U.S dollars as of 2019. However the amount he receives annually is not known. Little is known about his cars and houses

John Beard Early Life

Born in St. Pauls, North Carolina, Beard served as a Navy Corpsman with the Marines and graduated from East Carolina University. After school, Beard worked at WIVB-TV in Buffalo, and at WITN-TV and WXII-TV in his home state of North Carolina.

John Beard KNBC-TV (1981–1993)

Beard worked as an anchor at KNBC-TV from 1981 to 1993.

John Beard Held at Gunpoint

During one of Beard’s newscasts at KNBC, a mentally unbalanced viewer, who was the child of Max Stollman, newsteam pharmacy specialist, went onto the news set and demanded consumer advocate David Horowitz read the man’s manifesto at gunpoint.

Once Horowitz finished reading the paper, the man set the gun down on the desk, at which time Beard reached over and grabbed the weapon on the desk.

John Beard KTTV (1993–2007)

Beard and Christine Devine, the 10 PM newscast at KTTV in Los Angeles, from December 1993 until September 2007.

John Beard Departure

Beard was fired from KTTV in December 2007 despite the highest ratings, this is according to his personal website. This was due to years of increasing editorial disagreements with station management, whose audience market research was steering it toward ever more unsubstantial journalism and celebrity fluff.

He had joined KTTV after earlier leaving KNBC for same reasons, refusing to read misleading news teases and celebrity stories (particularly regarding pop singer Michael Jackson). KNBC management at the time released him dspite his active contract to go to a “lesser” station, but would not release him to go to channel 2 (KCBS) or channel 7 (KABC), the other two network owned and operated stations in Los Angeles with 11 PM newscasts. The Fox owned and operated was acceptable because its 10 PM newscast would not compete against KNBC and John Beard was considered a great reader by news directors and station general management.

John Beard WGRZ (2009–2018)

Beard returned to Buffalo in 2009 and began to anchor for Channel 2 News Daybreak and Midday on WGRZ. On November 1, 2016, it was announced that John Beard would be leaving WGRZ at the end of the year. Beard ultimately stayed over a year longer, with his final newscast airing January 18, 2018.