Roger Mudd is a broadcast journalist and anchor. He is best recognized as the primary anchor of The History Channel. He has won several awards including five Emmy Awards. Started his career as a reporter for The Richmond News Leader, he emerged as a professional journalist serving the popular networks such as NBC News, PBS, and The History Channel.
Early Life and Education
Mudd was born as Roger Harrison Mudd on February 9, 1928, in Washington, D.C., U.S. He is an American belonging to the White ethnicity. He is the son of John Kostka Dominic Mudd and Irma Iris Harrison.
Mudd’s father was a map maker for the US Geological Survey and his mother was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps.
In 1950, Mudd earned his B.A. degree from Washington and Lee University and received M.A. degree from University of North Carolina. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta international fraternity.
Mudd is a five-time Emmy winning broadcast journalist and anchor. He is the recipient of the Joan Shorenstein Award for Distinguished Washington Reporting and Peabody Award. He started his career as a reporter for The Richmond News Leader.
Mudd joined WTOP News as a reporter in the late 50s. He hosted his first newscast during the fall of 1956. The following year, he conducted his first live TV studio interview.
Mudd has served as a Congressional correspondent and anchor for CBS News. He also served as an anchor of CBS Evening News at the time. He joined NBC News as a co-anchor on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw in April 1982.
Personal Life and Social Works
Talking about his personal life, he was married and had four children. He married the former E.J. Spears in 1957. The couple had three sons Daniel Mudd, Jonathan Mudd, and Matthew Mudd, and a daughter named Maria Mudd-Ruth.
Mudd’s son Daniel is the former CEO of Fortress Investment Group LLC and the former CEO of Fannie Mae. His son Jonathan is the singer and songwriter, and his daughter is an author. His wife died in 2011.
Mudd currently resides in McLean, Virginia with his family. He has been active on many social works in his life. He is active as a Trustee of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.
Mudd donated $4 million to his alma mater, Washington and Lee University for establishing the Roger Mudd Center for the Study of Professional Ethics providing a Roger Mudd Professorship in Ethics.
Mudd has earned an attractive salary from his work. He has not disclosed many details regarding his net worth. He has the net worth close to million looking at his earning and other activities.