Bill Ritter Biography and Wiki
Bill Ritter is an American award-winning journalist currently serving as a news anchor at ABC based in New York. He joined WABC in December 1992 as the founding co-host of “Good Morning America/Sunday.” He began his television career as a business and then investigative reporter for KNSD-TV (NBC affiliate) in San Diego
Bill Ritter Education
Bill attended San Diego State University but he was expelled in 1972 after he instigated a protest against the Vietnam War. However, he was able to complete his studies at the University forty years later. This was followed by a degree in broadcast journalism from The New School in 2016.
Bill Ritter Age and Birthday
How old is Bill? Ritter is 74 years old as of 2024. He was born on February 26, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, United States. His birthday is celebrated on 26th February every year. Her zodiac birth sign is Pisces. READ: Cindy Farmer
Bill Ritter Height
Ritter stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches. He also maintains an average body weight of around 168 lbs (76 kg). Information regarding his other body measurements is still under review.
Bill Ritter Nationality and Ethnicity
Bill holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, United States. He belongs to the White-american ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.
Bill Ritter Family | Parents | Brother
Ritter was born and brought up by his parents in a simple neighborhood situated in Los Angeles, California. He grew up as the son of Ethel Ritter (mother) and Bill Ritter (father) in Los Angeles, California. Ritter’s parents are Jewish and he grew up alongside his brother Bruce Ritter who died in March 2018. RELATED: Thekla Reuten
Bill Ritter Wife
Is Bill Married? Ritter is married to his wife, Kathleen Friery. The couple exchanged vows in the presence of friends and family at a simple wedding ceremony that was held in 2008. Together Bill and Katy are blessed with three children named Mia, Owen and Ella Ritter. Kathleen is an award-winning producer who has worked with various TV networks in the United States for close to twenty years now.
Bill Ritter Daughter
Out of his three children, Bill is the father of two daughters, Mia (his firstborn) and Ella Ritter who is the youngest. In June 2021, Bill revealed that he is a close ally to the LGBTQI+ community in a personal essay he wrote during the Pride month celebrations. He went on to state that his daughter Mia came out when she was only seventeen years old. Since then, he has supported her and the community with an open heart.
Bill Ritter Hair | Haircut | Afro
In the early 1970s, Bill had a big puffy afro haircut during his early years as an intern cub reporter based in California. In 2020, he made a promise to the viewers and fellow ABC colleagues that he wouldn’t get a haircut until it began to resemble his 1970s look. However, Bill got a haircut on June 22, 2021.
Bill Ritter Net Worth
Bill is an American Journalist and Anchor who has an estimated net worth of $1 million. This amount has been approximated from the number of properties under his name. READ: Juno Temple
Bill Ritter Email Address
According to our findings, Bill’s official e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Information regarding his other personal contacts is still under review.
Bill Ritter Salary
Bill working as a correspondent anchor and reporter for ABC News earns an estimated annual salary ranging from $56,500 – $150,000.
Bill Ritter ABC,
Bill Ritter commenced his tenure at Eyewitness News in June 1998, taking on weekend anchoring responsibilities while concurrently maintaining a full-time role from Monday to Friday with ABC News and 20/20 as a correspondent.
In October 1999, he assumed the anchor position for the 11 p.m. newscast on Eyewitness News, succeeding the esteemed Bill Beutel. Subsequently, in February 2001, he expanded his anchoring duties to include the 6 p.m. newscast. Since joining ABC in 1992 as the founding co-host of “Good Morning America/Sunday,” Bill has been actively covering significant events for both Eyewitness News and ABC News. READ: Bob Pisani
Hailing from Los Angeles, Ritter’s earlier career involved reporting on the Rodney King trial and the ensuing Los Angeles riots for the Fox Television Network. From August 1991 to February 1992, he served as a reporter for the nationally syndicated show Entertainment Daily Journal (E.D.J.) on the Fox Network. Additionally, from February 1990 to August 1991, he worked as an investigative reporter for KTTV-TV (Fox Television) in Los Angeles and anchored the station’s coverage of the Gulf War.
Initiating his television career as a business and investigative reporter for KNSD-TV (NBC affiliate) in San Diego from February 1987 to January 1990, Bill Ritter first entered the field of journalism in 1972 with a focus on print. From February 1984 to January 1987, he served as a reporter and later as the business editor for the San Diego County edition of The Los Angeles Times. Earlier, he had worked as a reporter and editor for the San Diego Business Journal from June 1980 to January 1984.
Beyond his journalistic pursuits, Ritter dedicated a significant period of his life to service, serving as a board member and later as the chairman of Crash, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on drug education and prevention in San Diego, from 1980 to 1990. Additionally, he contributed to the San Diego State University Business School advisory board in 1984 and 1985.