John Roberts Biography
John Roberts is a Canadian-American television journalist. He works for the Fox News Channel (FNC) at the moment. He works as the co-anchor of “America Reports”. Formerly, he worked as the Fox News Chief White House Correspondent from 2017 to 2021, covering the Donald Trump presidency.
Before joining Fox News in January 2011, he was at CNN as an anchor and Senior National Correspondent. Additionally, he worked at various radio and television jobs before joining CTV in 1990, then CBS News in 1992, and CNN in 2006. On March 12, 2009, he got inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame.
John Roberts Age
Roberts is 65 years old as of 2021, he was born on November 15, 1956, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
John Robert Height
Roberts stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches.
John Robert Family
Roberts was born in Mississauga, Ontario in Toronto. He was brought up alongside his brother and sister whose names are not yet known. His father died when he was about 5 years old while his mother died in 2010.
John Roberts Wife
Roberts divorced his previously married wife, Michele, in 2008. Reasons for their break up were not announced. He announced his engagement to Kyra Phillips who is a correspondent for ABC News, on April 25, 2010.
John Robert Children
Roberts together with his wife has been blessed with fraternal twins who were born in March 2021. The children are named Sage Ann and Kellan Clay.
John Roberts Education
Roberts enrolled at Erindale Secondary School and also joined Lorne Park Secondary School. He later joined the University of Toronto’s Erindale College.
John Roberts Career
Roberts in 2004 Local Radio
Roberts started his career on radio at the local college station, CFRE-FM which is in Mississauga. He began his first job as a reporter and news anchor with CFOS in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1975.
From there, he went to CHYM in Kitchener, and, worked as a newsman and DJ, he also worked on-air for radio station CJBK in London, Ontario in 1977.
CITY-TV and MuchMusic
Roberts in 1979-1985, branched from his radio work and joined the music newsmagazine The NewMusic on CITY-TV to co-host with Jeanne Beker. The New Music, which was a pioneering program at MTV made, Roberts, Beker, and the New Music team win many awards for their work. He also served as an entertainment reporter for CITY-TV. In addition, he filled in for John Majhor and later Brad Giffen on various occasions on CITY-TV’s local music video show Toronto Rocks. In 1984, he joined front Canada’s music channel MuchMusic.
He and his colleague Christopher Ward were the first on-air personalities appearing when the network launched in 1984.
In 1987, he left MuchMusic to anchor for CITY-TV’s CityPulse, he was made anchor of the 10 pm CityPulse Tonight when Anne Mroczkowski left that newscast to join Gord Martineau on the 6 pm edition.
Roberts became an anchor/reporter for WCIX which is now WFOR-TV. It is owned and operated by the CBS television station in Miami, Florida between 1989 and 1990.
Roberts, in September 1990, went back to Canada where he would co-host the national CTV morning show Canada AM, alongside Deborah McGregor. Later on, he co-hosted the show with Pamela Wallin.
Roberts, after that, joined the CBS News in New York in the year 1992. He started his initial assignment by anchoring in the CBS Morning News with his co-anchor Meredith Vieira. Apart from that, he worked as the newsreader and substitute anchor for Harry Smith on CBS This Morning and The Early Show. From 1994 to 1995 he did the at 5 pm and 11 pm newscasts at CBS’s flagship station in New York, WCBS-TV. From March 1995, he moved back to the CBS Network as the anchor of the CBS Sunday Evening News, a position that he remained in for almost 11 years. He has also anchored the CBS Saturday Evening News from February 1999 until he became the CBS chief White House Correspondent in August 1999.
He served in the capacity of chief White House Correspondent at CBS from August 1999 to February 2006, and from time to time anchored a Sunday-afternoon 3 pm ET newscast for the CBS Radio Network. In March 2003, he attached to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion of the U.S. Marines during the initial invasion of Iraq.
On July 19, 2005, he played the part of the introduction for CBS’s coverage on the announcement of the nomination of John Roberts for the Supreme Court of the United States.
Roberts joined CNN in February 2006. Between July 2006 and August 2006, he reported from the front lines in the Israel/Hezbollah war and at one point, embedded with an Israeli infantry unit, marching 10 miles into Lebanon. He was after that recognized with a Headline Award for that embed.
In October 2006, he made a return to Iraq as the first anchor of This Week at War where he also served as the Senior National Correspondent based in Washington. He has as well, substituted for Anderson Cooper on Anderson Cooper 360°. Also, he served as co-anchor of CNN’s morning program American Morning from 2007 to 2010. He anchored from New York. In 2010, this program was nominated for “best morning program” at the Daytime Emmy Awards, however, it lost to Good Morning America.
Roberts joined Fox News as a senior national correspondent, based in Atlanta, on January 3, 2011. He currently serves as the co-anchor of America Reports on FNC.
Roberts has reported on numerous breaking news events including the murder trial of real estate heir Robert Durst, the U.S. outbreak of Ebola, the 2013 EF5 Moore tornado, Oklahoma, and the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in 2011 as well as the coverage of American politics.
In January 2017, Roberts worked as the chief White House correspondent for Fox News. He could cover the activities of US President Donald Trump. At some point, he attracted significant attention in 2020 for criticizing the Trump presidency’s hostility with the media and its failure to properly inform the media. In the first presidential debate in the 2020 elections, he got into a heated exchange with press secretary Kayleigh McEnany over the president’s failure to explicitly denounce white supremacy. During the press briefing, he frustratedly told McEnany to “stop deflecting, stop blaming the media”, these comments would later backfire on him, prompting controversy over the subject in the media and among politicians.
In October 2020, he signed a multi-year contract extension and that he would remain with Fox News for the coming years.
On January 14, 2021, Fox News promoted him to an anchor position, with a 1-3 pm show entitled “America Reports.”
John Roberts Awards
Roberts, throughout his career, has received several awards including three national Emmy awards for his coverage of the Atlanta Olympic bombing, the death of Princess Diana and the TWA crash, as well as a Gracie award for his coverage of a groundbreaking surgery to repair neural tube defects
John Roberts Salary & Net Worth
Roberts earns an annual salary of approximately $ 33,774- $ 112,519.
His estimated net worth is $ 1.5 million.