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Charles Osgood Net Worth

Updated On: 23 Dec, 2018

Charles Osgood Net Worth

Charles is someone who in his long career has emphasized in journalistic standards and respecting his audience. Best known for his daily program, CBS Radio Network's The Osgood File, American veteran journalist Charles Osgood has been associated with CBS Radio Network for the past 45 years.

Nevertheless, he has also been hosting the long-running CBS' hit newsmagazine television program CBS News Sunday Morning since 1994. If you may, he replaced legendary American journalist Charles Kuralt, the co-founder of the show, on April 3, 1994.

Charles' Net Worth And Career

Charles' career as a journalist is the primary source of his colossal net worth and salary. Being engaged in media and networking field, Charles has smashed the wealth of $5 million. 

Charles started his media career since his academic stage where he worked in school's radio station alongside the film star Alan Alda. But he enrolled at the emcee of US Army in 1955 and toured with the groups for three years. After that, he moved to Manhattan and started to work as a reporter in ABC News. 

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Then in 1967, he joined CBS News as a reporter for Newsradio 880. After working for four years at CBS news, he made his way to CBS Television network where he reported for the CBS science broadcast Walter Cronkite's Universe from 1981 to 1987 and also anchored the Sunday Night News. For his significant contribution in journalism as an anchor for Sunday Morning, since 1994 he bagged one Peabody Award and three Emmy Awards.

Later in 2016, he announced that he is retiring from CBS after serving for more than a couple of decades but still he went on his career as the host of The Osgood File. Interestingly, Charles in one of his interview said that he has no plan to retire unless he suffers from ill health.

Later, Charles was not able to host the University of Scranton's 18th World Premiere Composition Series performance of Lawrence Wolfe's composition "Give Me Liberty." Finally, he retired from the radio show due to illness, and his final broadcasts were on 29 December 2017.

Charles' Married Life; Has Five Children

The talented anchor and the host for CBS television's married life display his endless bond with wife, Jean Crafton. The couple, who married in 1973, is one of the long-lasting couples in the United States. As being in a sustainable relationship for more than four and a half decade, they have welcomed five children together namely; Kathleen, Winston, Anne Elizabeth, Emily Jean, and Jamie.

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Charles Osgood with his wife, Jean Crafton (Photo: whosdatedwho)

But there is no further explanation about their marital status, maybe Charles' professional life overshadowed his personal information and stories. But as reported, the couple resides in New York City happily with their kids and family.

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Short Bio

Born as Charles Osgood Wood III in 1933 in New York City, the United States, Charles Osgood celebrates his birthday on 8th of January every year. The 85 years old veteran journalist was raised during World War II, and he even shared his experience of growing in Baltimore during the period through his memoir 'Defending Baltimore Against Attack (2004).'

He joined Fordham University and graduated with a degree in economics in 1954.