American born news anchor for CNN full name William Francis Weir or commonly known as Bill Weir according to a biography of his is among the most sought-after anchors in the news world. Having previously worked for ABC news network as a co-anchor.

Personal life

50 years ago, Bill Weir was born to businessman father and nurse mom in 19th December 1967 in Milwaukee in the state of Wisconsin. Bills personal life mostly in regard to his parents’ names or siblings have not made it to the public domain. He is a very private person concerning his life outside work as not much about his married life or family is in the open.

Weir lived his early life in Wisconsin before moving to California to pursue a journalism and creative writing degree from the Malibu based University of Pepperdine.


1991 Weirs’ journalism career took off working as an aide in the general reporting department for KAAL a Minnesota based tv station and working weekends as a sports announcer for the same station. 4 years later Weir moved back to his home state of Wisconsin to work for WLUK in the town of Green Bay as a sports broadcaster being based there for 3 years. Once again on the move, he went to Chicago to work as a morning news broadcaster for WGN the Chicago based media house for 3 years. Not one to miss out on a work adventure he moved yet again this time to Los Angeles to work at ABC affiliated KABC-TV as a sports host for popular weekly tv show on Mondays main focus being live football. Year 2004 Weir joined main media house ABC news as a reporter who mainly covered news breaking across the globe. Weir is in the record books being the first broadcast journalist to transmit news all the way in Tibet coming live among other firsts in the journalism field.

As a creative writer Weir whilst working for ABC News he worked on the production of several special series such as explosive features on General Motors, several pieces in religion as well as science.

CNN the Atlanta based media house welcomed Weir in Fall of 2013 to work as a correspondent in their innovation department as chief and doubling also as an anchor. At CNN he got endorsed for his good work by having his own show dubbed The Wonder List with Bill Weir which made its first broadcast in 2015 March.

The veteran broadcaster has received several awards for his achievements in his respective field the most notable being an Emmy accolade for his distinguished broadcasting of a live story.

With more than 500k followers on both his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, Weir has a huge following and mainly uses his platforms to air personal views and his work adventures courting both controversy and debates in equal measure. Weir is estimated to have a net worth of $3 million amassed from his long career in the journalism field.

Last Modified: 10 May, 2018

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