Charles Osgood Net Worth

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Charles Osgood net worth is
$5 Million

Charles Osgood Wiki Biography

Charles Osgood Wood III was born on 8 January 1933, in The Bronx, New York City USA, and is a radio and television anchor and writer, best known as the host of “The Osgood File”and “CBS News Sunday Morning” programs.

A noted broadcast journalist, how wealthy is Charles Osgood? According to sources in early 2017, Osgood has amassed a fortune of over $5 million. His net worth has largely been acquired during his career in radio and television which began in the mid-1950s.

Charles Osgood Net Worth $5 million

Osgood is the oldest of three children. His family moved to Baltimore, Maryland when he was nine years old, where he attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic school, matriculating in 1951. He later enrolled at New York City’s Fordham University, graduating in 1954 with a degree in economics, and where he worked at the school’s radio station WFUV too.

Shortly afterwards, Osgood began working as an announcer on the music stations WGMS (AM) and WGMS-FM in Washington, D.C. The following year he joined the US Army and toured as the emcee of its band for the next few years; their song with US Senator Everett Dirksen entitled “Gallant Men” earned a Grammy Award, reaching #16 on the Billboard 200 chart. During this time, Osgood also worked as an announcer on several radio stations in the Washington area, eventually returning to WGMS as announcer and general manager’s assistant, later being promoted to program director. All contributed to his wealth.

Osgood is credited for providing commentary on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1960 acclaimed album, a collection of thirty-three speeches called “FDR Speaks”.

In 1962 he landed his first television job, becoming the general manager of Channel 18-WHCT, today’s WUVN, in Hartford, Connecticut. The following year he landed a job at ABC News in New York City as a writer and host of “Flair Reports”, spending the next four years reporting for ABC radio and television, paving his way to fame and increasing his net worth.

In 1967 Osgood began working at CBS Radio, as a reporter for Newsradio 880. In 1971 he became the host of the daily program called “The Osgood File”, a three-minute show broadcast on over 400 radio stations nationwide, which brought him one Peabody and three Emmy Awards, boosting his popularity and wealth. The same year he joined the CBS television network, where he served as a reporter and anchor of the “CBS Sunday Night News” for several years, and later co-anchored the “CBS Morning News” and “CBS Afternoon News”. He also served as a reporter for the CBS science broadcast “Walter Cronkite’s Universe” and contributed to “The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather”. All added to his fortune.

In 1994 Osgood became the host of a news magazine television program called “CBS News Sunday Morning”, replacing Charles Kuralt. He went on to spend 22 years on the show, reaching stardom and significantly increasing his wealth. He retired as the show’s host in 2016, at the age of 83, but has continued to host “The Osgood File”.

Aside from his career on radio and television, Osgood has also been the best-selling author of seven books, which brought him a decent income as well He has also written a three-act play called “A Single Voice”.

In addition, he has been involved in the film industry, providing his voice to narrate the animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “Horton Hears a Who!” in 2008.

Osgood’s remarkable career has enabled him to achieve legendary status and a considerable net worth. He has received several awards and honors, such as being inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.

Speaking about his private life, Osgood has been married to Jean Crafton since 1973. The couple has four children.

Full NameCharles Osgood
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 8, 1933
DiedSeptember 15, 1991
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
ProfessionAmerican television writer
EducationFordham University
SpouseJean Osgood
ChildrenAnnie Osgood, Winston Osgood, Jamie Osgood, Emily Osgood, Kathleen Osgood
NicknamesCharles Osgood Wood III
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program, James Beard Award for Best National Television Food Journalism, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, James Beard Award for Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location, James Beard Award ...
NominationsJames Beard Award for Specials, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story – Long Form
MoviesCBS News Sunday Morning Since, Horton Hears a Who!, The Number Man - Bach at Three Hundre
TV ShowsWalter Cronkite's Universe
1The catchphrase - "See You On The Radio."
2His calm-reasonable personality.
3His bowties.
1He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.
2His father was a textile salesman.
3Graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1951.
4Is the best-selling author of 7 books.
5Met Ted Koppel at WABC in 1963, where the lifelong friendship began.
6Before he was a successful newsanchor at CBS, he was a music disc jockey at WGMS in Washington, D.C.
7He has 7 hobbies: gardening, swimming, spending time with his family, playing the piano, drawing, poetry and reading.
8A baseball buff.
9Best known by the public as the host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979).
10After his 22-year stint as host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979), he retired from hosting duties, full-time, in September 2016, at age 83.
11He announced his retirement as host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)effective in September, 2016. He last appearance on the show was September 25th. [28 August 2016].
12Friends of: Walter Cronkite, Charles Kuralt, Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Andy Rooney, Harry Reasoner, Lesley Stahl, Jane Pauley, Ted Koppel, Tom Brokaw, Roger Mudd, Harry Smith, Mark McEwen, Alan Alda, Ben Stein, Bryant Gumbel, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Julie Chen, Bob Schieffer, Peter Jennings, Charles Gibson, John Cacavas and Jack Haley Jr..
13Every summer, when Osgood was young, he and his sister both spent most of their times at their grandmother's house in Massachusetts.
14In 1942, when Osgood was 9, his father transferred from The Bronx, New York to Baltimore, Maryland.
15Owns a house in the south of France.
16Long lives ran in his family.
17Before he was a successful newsanchor at CBS, he used to work at ABC News.
18The oldest of 3 children.
19The song he remembered playing was "The Happy Farmer," at a recital. He nearly forgot to perform; when he wasn't called.
20As of 2016, he surpassed Charles Kuralt as the longest-serving host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979). At the time of his retirement, he hosted the show for 22 years.
21Before he turned 9, the Japanese took manila and unfortunately, he had to pin the Japanese fought to the big Chinese map he had tacked to his bedroom wall. [2 January 1942].
22Lives in New York City with his wife. [2008]
23Charles Osgood was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
24Plays piano and 5-string banjo
25Children: Kathleen (b. 1974), Winston (b. 1975), Annie (b. 1977), Emily (b. 1979), Jamie (b. 1983)


Horton Hears a Who!2008Narrator (voice)


CBS News Sunday Morning2002-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Anchor / Himself - Host / Himself - Correspondent / ...
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning1987TV SeriesHimself - News Anchor (1987-1992)
The CBS Morning News1987TV SeriesHimself - Co-anchor (1987-1992)
Universe1980TV SeriesReporter
The Mike Douglas Show1980TV SeriesHimself - CBS News

Won Awards

2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Morning ProgramCBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Morning ProgramCBS News Sunday Morning (1979)

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