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Morton Dean Biography

Morton Dean is an award-winning American journalist who has worked as a television and radio news anchor, broadcast news correspondent, documentary film filmmaker, and author. Dean has previously worked as a weekend anchor for CBS Evening News and ABC’s Good Morning America. For the past 20 years, I’ve worked as a correspondent for CBS News, and for the past 14 years, I’ve worked for ABC News.

Morton Dean Age | Birthday

How old is Dean? He is 86 years old as of 22 August 2021. He was born in 1935 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. The famous news anchor celebrates his birthday every 22nd of August.

Morton Dean Education

B.M.C. Durfee High School was his alma mater. In 1957, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Emerson College in Boston. His alma mater awarded him an honorary Doctor of Law degree in 1977.

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Morton Dean Nationality

Dean is an American national and citizen by birth. Morton was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, United State of America. He is of Jewish ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Morton Dean Family | Parents

The veteran journalist was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, United State of America. The son of Joseph Dubitsky and Celia (Schwartz) Dubitsky. He is of Jewish ancestry.

Morton Dean Wife | Married

He is happily married to his second wife Lonnie Reed. They are proud parents to two daughters and a son. Dean spends his time between Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Truro, Massachusetts.

Morton Dean Salary

Dean the veteran and famous news anchor earns an annual salary of $100, 000.

Morton Dean Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Morton Dean CBS | ABC News | Career

Morton began his career in 1957 as a columnist and then as a news executive at WVIP, a Westchester County, New York radio station that became the flagship station for the Herald-Tribune Radio Network, a collection of rural AM and FM stations across New York State. Dean was the program director of WVOX New Rochelle in 1960. He worked as a correspondent for Boston radio station WBZ from 1961 to 1964. He received the UPI Broadcasters Association of Massachusetts Award in 1962. Dean began working as a journalist for WCBS-TV, the CBS Television Network’s flagship station in New York City, in 1964. He joined the CBS system in 1967 and later succeeded Walter Cronkite as the network’s chief space journalist.

Dean joined ABC News as a correspondent in September 1988 and was instrumental in securing the return to space following the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Dean was a substitute stay for Ted Koppel on “Nightline” and announced for ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and other ABC News broadcasts. Dean spent more than a quarter of a year in 1990 reporting news events in the Middle East, and he was the first TV columnist to report from within Kuwait following the Iraqi invasion. During the Gulf War, he made an announcement from the Middle East, where he was stationed during the main ground battle of Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. He also secured the 1992 presidential election crusades by including Ross Perot’s presidential campaign both within and out.

Dean reported on the first American casualties and former US President George H. W. Bush’s visit to the area from Mogadishu, Somalia, during the Somali Civil War and Operation Provide Relief in 1992. Dean was the lead reporter on the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 1993. Dean was the first and only journalist to witness and report from inside the garage where the truck bomb exploded, and he later covered the investigation into the attack.

Morton Dean Books

  • Hello World! (Co-Author), 1978.
  • The Return to Glory Days (Co-Author), 1997.

Morton Dean Awards

  • Dean has received many awards for his reporting, including a National Emmy, an Overseas Press Club Award, and a UPI Golden Mike Award.
  • In 1962, he won a UPI Broadcasters Association of Massachusetts Award for aiding in the capture of a murder suspect.
  • In 1976, Dean was part of the CBS News team that the Overseas Press Club, New York awarded the Radio Interpretation Award for Journalistic Achievement for “America in Vietnam”.
  • In 1981 on CBS News Sunday Morning, he received an Outstanding Documentary Program Emmy for “Louis is 13”.
  • Dean was nominated for a national Emmy Award for his reporting on the gun battle in Kosovo involving U. S. Marines who were pinned down by snipers.
  • In 2000, he was part of the ABC news team which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement for ABC 2000: