John Seigenthaler Jr.(anchorman) Biography, Age, Wife, Al Jazeera And Net Worth


John Seigenthaler Jr Biography (Anchorman)

John Seigenthaler  is an American news anchor. He is best known as a former weekend anchor and correspondent for both NBC and MSNBC. He is the son of the late newspaper journalist John Lawrence Seigenthaler, and named for his father. He is also known for his eight-year tenure as weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News. John joined his family company Seigenthaler Public Relations in July 2008, but continued to be based in New York.  He worked for the now defunct Al Jazeera America as its evening news anchor from 2013-2016 .

John Seigenthaler Jr. Age

John was born on December 21, 1955 in Weston, Connecticut. He is 63 years old as of 2018.

John Seigenthaler Jr Wife |John Seigenthaler Jr Kerry Brock

John married Kerry Brock in 1992. He lives in Weston, Connecticut with his wife and son.

John Seigenthaler Jr Anchorman

John began his television news career in 1980 as a writer and producer at WNGE-TV (now WKRN-TV) in Nashville, Tennessee. He reported and produced for WSMV-TV, Nashville from 1981 to 1990 and also hosted a weekday public affairs show. From there he moved to KOMO-TV in Seattle, where he anchored the weekend evening news.

John Seigenthaler Jr Photo
John Seigenthaler Jr Photo

He married KOMO weeknight anchor Kerry Brock in January 1992 , who later joined him at the Weekend Anchor Desk at KOMO. Then he moved back to Nashville, where he co-anchored the evening news for WKRN-TV.

John served as the anchor for the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News for more than seven years of his 11-year tenure with NBC News. He announced during his April 1, 2007 newscast that it was his final broadcast as anchor of the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News.  He also hosted the television shows “Lockup” and “MSNBC Investigates” on MSNBC.  NBC News President Steve Capus said Seigenthaler’s contract was not renewed because the network could no longer afford the luxury of employing a staff member whose primary duty was anchoring the weekend evening news programs. In October 2006 the network announced that job cuts and consolidation of operations would slice some $750 million from parent NBC Universal’s budget by 2008.

After  he left NBC he worked for the Associated Press until joining Seigenthaler Public Relations in July 2008. He began work for Al Jazeera America as the anchorman for its one-hour prime time news broadcasts at 8pm eastern and 11pm eastern time in 2013 .

John Seigenthaler Jr Net Worth

John has not yet disclosed his estimated net worth.