Walter Leland Cronkite Jr., was a broadcast journalist, best known as the host for the CBS Evening News for 19 years. Some of his main coverage were World War II, combat in the Vietnam War, the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Beatles musician John Lennon and many more. He received the Moon-rock award for his report on U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. In 1981, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is the son of Helen Lena and Dr. Walter Leland Cronkite, a dentist.
Talking about his personal life, he was married only once and with his wife he had raised three children: two daughters and a son. He never divorced his wife it was her death that made them apart. After his wife's death he dated an opera singer. The couple spoke publicly about their relationship and were happy with each other, but they got separated after Walter's death from cerebrovascular disease at the age of 92.
Walter Cronkite Affairs
First Affair with Joanna Simon
She is an American mezzo-soprano and currently a Manhattan-based real estate broker. She is the sister of musicians Carly and Lucy Simon (see also Simon Sisters). It is the first known affair after his wife. The relationship ended after the death of Walter.