Chuck Scarborough WNBC, Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Salary, and Net Worth

Chuck Scarborough Biography | Wiki

Chuck  Scarborough ( Full name Charles Bishop Scarborough III) is an American journalist, narrator, and author. He currently serves as the lead news anchor at WNBC, Chuck anchors the News 4 New York every weeknight at 6 pm. Chuck has worked as the lead news anchor at the station since 1974. He as well appeared on NBC News.

Prior to that, Chuck worked in the United States Air Force and he holds a commercial pilot certificate. His journalism career started in Mississippi where he served as a reporter at WLOX-TV based in Biloxi. He later left the station to join WDAM-TV based in Laurel. Prior to joining WAGA-TV based in Atlanta. Chuck’s major market Anchoring job started in 1972 at WNAC-TV based in Boston.

He was originally working as part of a two-man anchor team with a respected New England journalist called Lee Nelson. Soon, Chuck made the solo anchor of the station’s news broadcasts. In addition to his anchoring, he hosted a weekly program known as Mass Reaction, in which the fans were invited to the studio to question news broadcasters as well as newsmakers.

Chuck Scarborough Age

He was born on November 4, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Chuck is 78 years old.


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Chuck Scarborough Height

He is a man of average stature. Chuck stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in ( Approx 1.7m).

Chuck Scarborough Family

He was born to his father and mother in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. However, Chuck has always maintained a low profile about his parents and siblings.

Chuck Scarborough Wife

He has been married three times. His first marriage was to his ex-wife called Anne Ford and Linda Gross. Chuck is currently married to his third wife called Ellen Word. The couple is blessed with two children namely Chad and Elizabeth. The latter has followed in Chuck’s footsteps and she serves as a tv journalist. Chuck and his adorable family live in Stamford, Connecticut.

Chuck Scarborough Education

He is a native of Pittsburgh who graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the same University. Additionally, he has an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Mercy College.

Chuck Scarborough WNBC

His first major market anchoring job was in 1972, at WNAC-TV  based in Boston. He was employed as part of a two-man anchor team, however, Chuck was later made the solo anchor of the station’s news broadcasts. In his final broadcast at WNAC-TV, Chuck ended the newscast with a commentary. He identified the race issue as the biggest challenge facing Boston.  A few months later, Boston erupted into racial unrest due to federal court order to end its policy of de facto racial segregation in the public schools.

WNAC had been the perennial trailer in Boston’s three VHF tv news broadcasts, with Chuck as anchor the station was able to best its competitors in the 6 pm newscast ratings. He came to  NBC News in March 1974 serving as sole anchor of WNBC-TV’s then-new 5:00 PM newscast, NewsCenter 4 which was later renamed News 4, New York. Eventually, he got promoted to be the lead anchor at 6 pm as well as 11 pm.

In 2003, Chuck became the unofficial “dean” of New York-area tv news anchors, by then, WABC-TV anchor Bill Beutel retired after 37 years of service. In 2011,  Chuck surpassed Beutel as New York’s most talented English-language news anchor. Five years later, Chuck took over Rafael Pineda of Spanish-language WXTV as the longest-serving anchor in New York tv history. In his first 20 years with NBC, he used to appear on the network as an NBC News correspondent, he often anchored the network’s prime-time news updates.

Chuck’s other colleagues at NBC include;

Michelle Valles-anchor

Robin Winston– traffic anchor

Colleen Williams-anchor

Fred  Roggin-anchor

Mario Solis-sports anchor

Anthony Yanez-meteorologist

Aaron Martin-anchor

Lauren Scala-television reporter

Chuck Scarborough Anne Ford

Ann Ford is Chuck’s ex-wife. The couple divorced in 1991 and He remarried Ellen Word with whom they gave birth to two children namely Chad and Elizabeth. Ann was born in 1943 and she is currently 78 years old and the younger daughter of Anne and Henry Ford II.

Chuck Scarborough Joe Scarborough

Interestingly, the lead news anchor at WNBC, Chuck is not in any way related to MSNBC anchor Charles Joseph Scarborough.  It is by coincidence that the two tv personalities share the same first and last names, However, the latter uses the nickname Joe and has different roles from Chuck’s at  MSNBC.

Chuck Scarborough Sue Simmons

Sue Simmons was born May 27, 1942, she is 78 years old. She is a retired news anchor, best known for being the lead female anchor at WNBC based in New York City. She worked there from 1980 to 2012. Her contract with WNBC was due in June 2012. Later, WNBC announced that it would not renew the contract and so she was forced to retire. Her final day at work as a broadcaster was on June 15, 2012. Chuck and Sue were always working together since  Sue joined WNBC.

Chuck Scarborough Surgery

He got to thank Southampton Hospital in person for saving his wife’s thumb. Chuch was also happy to share what he learned from the experience. While his wife Ellen was slicing an avocado, the knife slipped and she wound up bleeding unstoppable. She was rushed to the hospital’s Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department, Immediately, her doctor went to work.“We went there to get quickly stitched up and I learned something that I share with you now,”  Chuck said before he could introduce the hospital president called Robert Chaloner. “Avocados are one of the primary causes of hand injuries in the kitchen, so be careful when you slice those things,” Chuck added.

Chuck Scarborough Salary

His main source of income is his job as the lead news anchor at WNBC. Chuck earns an average salary of $89,352 per year

Chuck Scarborough Net Worth

Since 1972 when he ventured into the job market, Chuck has surely accumulated a good fortune. His estimated net worth is $1.55 million.

How Old Is Chuck Scarborough

Chuck is a 77-year-old American tv personality who was born on November 4, 1943, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Where Does Chuck Scarborough Live

Chuck and his adorable family of three ( a wife and two daughters) live a happy and peaceful life in Stamford, Connecticut.

Is Chuck Scarborough Retired

No. Chuck currently serves as the lead news anchor at WNBC, Chuck anchors the News 4 New York every weeknight at 6 pm.