John Beard Biography

John Beard an American news anchor and actor based in Buffalo, New York. He as well served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps in 70’s but adapted to journalism career after his graduation. He first worked at WIVB-TV in Buffalo before working for WXII-TV in North Carolina. He as well anchored National newsbreaks in NBC and filled in for Bryant Gumbel on the Today show.

John Beard Age

Beard was born on 24 Aug 1948, in St. Pauls, NC, United States.

John Beard KNBC-TV

From 1981 to 1993, John was anchor at KNBC-TV. During one of Beard’s newscasts at KNBC a mentally unbalanced viewer, who was the child of newsteam pharmacy specialist Max Stollman, 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 John reached over and grabbed the weapon on the desk.

John Beard KTTV

He anchored, with Christine Devine, the 10 PM newscast at KTTV in Los Angeles from December 1993 until September 2007. In December 2007 John left KTTV. According to his personal website John was fired despite the highest ratings in the station’s history following 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 similar reasons, refusing to read misleading news teases and celebrity stories (particularly regarding pop singer Michael Jackson). KNBC management at the time let him out of his 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 Beard was considered a great reader by news directors and station general management.

John Beard WGRZ

In Buffalo, John served as anchor for Channel 2 News Daybreak and Midday on WGRZ. While anchor, WGRZ’s morning newscast, Daybreak vaulted into first place in Buffalo’s Nielsen ratings. It was announced on November 1, 2016 that John would be leaving WGRZ at the end of the year. John ultimately stayed over a year longer, with his final newscast airing January 18, 2018.

John Beard Acting

As an actor John has appeared as himself and newscaster roles in television series including the 1994 animated series Spider-Man, 24. His most notable series is Arrested Development (on which he made twenty-four appearances as himself, including the fourth and fifth seasons, which were filmed after he relocated to Buffalo).

John Beard Net Worth

John Beard has an estimated Net Worth of $2.7 Million

John Beard Height and Weight

John stands tall at an average height and has an average body weight

John Beard Education

John enrolled an later graduated from East Carolina University. After school, he worked at WIVB-TV in Buffalo, and at WITN-TV and WXII-TV in his home state of North Carolina.

John Beard Family

John information about his family are publicly unavailable. This section will be updated as soon as this information is available.

John Beard Wife

John information about his love life are publicly unavailable. This section will be updated as soon as this information is available.



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