Byron Pitts Biography
Byron Pitts an American journalist and author working as a co-anchor for the Nightline, ABC News in the United States. She previousl served as a chief national correspondent for the CBS Evening News. Also, he contributed to 60 minutes.
Byron Pitts Age
Byron was born on October 21, 1960, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.
Byron Pitts Height and Weight
Byron stands tall at an average height and has an average body weight.
Byron Pitts Nightline and Good Morning America
In 2014 Byron was named co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline”. During his work, he has covered national news stories and in-depth features for the network, reporting across the news division, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “This Week” and “20/20.”
Byron is known as a multiple Emmy award-winning journalist and news veteran who has over 20 years of experience and known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting, and in-depth interviews.
Byron Pitts ABC News
Byron immediately joined the network’s live special coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation after less than 24 hours at ABC News. From that time, he has gone on to report live from Baltimore, Dallas, and Baton Rouge, La., during each cities’ recent riots and protests.
Byron co-anchored a special edition of “Nightline” with Juju Chang from Los Angeles looking back on the city 25 years after the riots that broke out following the Rodney King verdict.
Byron was a key part of the network’s coverage during the 2016 election, from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and the first presidential debates to seven hours of live election night coverage.
In the 30 days leading up to the election, Byron traveled around the country for “Inside the Final 30,” a daily docu-series produced by “Nightline,” to speak with voters as they were coming to their final decisions about who should be the nation’s next President.
It took viewers behind the scenes on the campaign trail and focused on the issues that matter most to Americans as well as revisited key moments that shaped the direction of the race.
Byron Pitts 60 Minutes
Initially, Byron served as Chief National Correspondent for The CBS Evening News for 15 years CBS News before joining ABC News. He filed regularly for 60 Minutes and won an Emmy for his coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2002 he was named the National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year.
His 2009 memoir, “Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges” chronicled his journey overcoming illiteracy and a stutter to become a journalist.
Byron profiled six young adults that overcame hardship with hope in his book “Be the One” In 2017. Pitts started his career at WNCT-TV in Greenville, N.C., where he covered local news and served as a weekend sports anchor.
Byron Pitts Book- Be The One
Byron wrote the book Be the One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope on May 16, 2017. In the book, Byron shares the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of six young people who overcame impossible circumstances with extraordinary perseverance.
Byron Pitts Salary
Byron earns an average annual salary of between $24,292 and $72,507.
Byron Pitts Net Worth
Byron has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Byron Pitts Education
Byron joined Archbishop Curley High School, an all-boys Catholic high school in Baltimore. He later joined to Ohio Wesleyan University but spent summers in Apex, North Carolina. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism and Speech Communication in 1982.
Byron Pitts Family
Byron was born to Mr. William Pitts and Mrs. Clarice Pitts. He was though raised by a single mother. Pitts was a stammerer at his young age until the age of 12 and was reiased up in a working-class neighborhood.
Byron Pitts Married
Byron is married to Lyne Johnson Pitts and has three children namely, Christina Pitts, Brittni Pitts, and Angela Pitts. His wife, Lyne Johnson Pitts is an American television executive and journalist born and raised in Washington, D.C., United States. She is a managing editor of the Root and the Chief executive officer of BLP Productions LLC and Maltese Productions, Inc. Previously, Lyne was the executive producer of NBC News Today, Weekend Edition.