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Ron Claiborne Married, Wife, Gay, Family, Salary and Net Worth

Updated On: 17 Sep, 2018

Ron Claiborne Married, Wife, Gay, Family, Salary and Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth August 20, 1953
Age 66 Years 0 Month(s)
Citizenship American
Profession Journalist
Marital Status Single
Divorced Not Yet
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Ethnicity African-American
Social Media Twitter
Education Yale University

With the long list of ABC News's journalist, Ron Claiborne was one of the talented media personalities, who has presented stories including the legalization of gay marriages in Massachusetts or the Boston Catholic Church scandal in 2002.

Former ABC News journalist Ron Claiborne was a contemporary reporter for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He won the Daytime Emmy Award in 2000 for Outstanding Morning Program: coverage of the seizure of Elian Gonzales in Miami.

What's Ron Claiborne's The Net Worth?

Ron Claiborne has the net worth of $5 million that he mustered from his career in Journalism. He had been accumulating the revenue from his job as news reporter weekend edition of Good Morning America alongside Dan Harris and Paula Faris. As per the glassdoor.com, the estimated salary of a news reporter at ABC ranges between $99K and $108K.

The former ABC News reporter, Ron received the payroll working as a reporter and editor for the United Press International wire service. He also increased his income from FOX News and New York Daily News.

Ron has been active in the Journalism from more than three decades since 1986. During the beginning of his career, he first worked at an independent newspaper based in Richmond, California.

He later went to FOX News as a general assignment correspondent. In 1980, Ron joined New York Daily News and served them as a reporter from 1980 to 1982. The 64-year-old reporter, Ron then stabled his position in ABC news in 1986. With ABC News, has served as the writer of many shows, such as Nightline, World News, Good Morning America, etc. 

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Leaves ABC After Glorious 32 Years

Ron is set to retire from Journalism after spending 32 years in ABC at the end of September 2018. On 15 Sepetember 2018 he announced that his 16 September's episode in GMA would be his last and would bide goodbye to ABC at the end of the month.

(Photo: Ron's Twitter)

Joining as the Boston-based assignment reporter, he joined ABC in 1986 and has reported from 40 countries. Ron's colleagues and friends organized a farewell part for him in Dakota Bar on 16 September 2018 to commencemorate his contribution in Journalism. His GMA colleague Dan Harris said that,

“It’s been one of the great pleasures of my career to spend weekend mornings with you for 8 years.”

Although he has decided to quit ABC, he is yet to reveal his future plans.

Fan Suggest To Seek Aquarius Soulmate; Is He Married?

Back in September 2011, the team of Good Morning America planned to run an informal call interaction after the show. In the show, one of the guys named Larry called him and asked Ron about his Zodiac sign. 

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After getting to know Ron's zodiac sign, which is Leo, he suggested that Ron's soulmate must be Aquarius.

Ron then giggled and revealed that he was not married, but he would look out for the potential Aquarius wife in future. Though Ron's romantic fling has been hidden from the spotlight, he is not married yet. 

He covered the highly publicized legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts in 2003, for the story, he interviewed seven same-sex couple. In a Facebook post on 26 June 2015, he revealed about a conversation with a friend, who argued that the marriage is a social custom and union between a man and woman. The supporter of same-sex marriage, Ron then wrote,

"I said in a civil society, it was a legal contractual right. Social customs change. For instance, interracial marriage was illegal in many states until the Supreme Court overturned the remaining bans in 1967. As for the dictionary, I said: “If that’s what it says, I guess they’ll just have to change the definition."

Ron Claiborne Family; Wishes Mother On Mother's Day

Ron Claiborne has a loving mother with him. On the Mother's Day 2015, he shared the photo of him with his mom, wishing her 'Happy Mother's Day.'

Ron also posted a photo with his late dad, Earl Claiborne on Facebook on 21 June 2015 on occasion of Father's Day.

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Ron Claiborne poses with his late dad, Earl Claiborne on 21 June 2015 (Photo: Facebook)

He wished him and expressed heartful of condolence to his father. In the caption, he mentioned his dad as his hero. His father died in September 1995.

Short bio

Born on August 20, 1953, in California, Ron Claiborne was born as Ronald Eldridge Claiborne. Ron holds American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.

He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in psychology and completed a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.