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Walter Cronkite Biography

Updated On 13 Jul, 2015 Published On 13 Jul, 2015

Walter Cronkite

Facts of Walter Cronkite

Date of Birth :
Age : 107 years old
Family Name : Cronkite
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Scorpio
Height : 6 Feet

Relationship short Statistics of Walter Cronkite

What is Walter Cronkite marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Relationship
How many children does Walter Cronkite have ? (name): 3 Children
Is Walter Cronkite having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is Walter Cronkite Gay ? Don't Know

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

  1. 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.

Walter Cronkite Married

First Marriage with Mary Elizabeth 'Betsy' Maxwell Cronkite

On 15 March, 2005 she died due to having cancer. The couple were married for almost sixty-five years.

Walter Cronkite Children

DAUGHTER : Nancy Cronkite

Mother: Mary Elizabeth 'Betsy' Maxwell Cronkite

She was born safe and sound. Her current status is unknown.

DAUGHTER : Mary Kathleen Cronkite

Mother: Mary Elizabeth 'Betsy' Maxwell Cronkite

She is an actress and mental health professional. She currently lives in Austin, TX along with her two sons.

SON : Walter Leland Cronkite III

Mother: Mary Elizabeth 'Betsy' Maxwell Cronkite

He is the only son born to Walter and his wife. He is married to actress Deborah Rush and has fathered two kids.

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