Charles Osgood Wiki, Wife, Children, Family, Retirement, Health, Illness

By Suvekchha Chapagain | Published On: 02 May, 2017
Charles Osgood Wiki, Wife, Children, Family, Retirement, Health, Illness

Quick Information

Date of Birth January 08, 1933 Age 88 Years 4 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession American radio, television commentator, write
Marital Status Married Wife/Spouse Jean Crafton-Osgood
Net Worth $1.5 million Ethnicity N/A
Children/Kids Winston Osgood, Annie Osgood, Kathleen Osgood, Emily Osgood, Jamie Osgood Height N/A
Education Fordham University

Charles Osgood is synonymous with perfection when it comes to journalism. Charles is an American radio, television commentator, and writer who is famous for hosting CBS News Sunday Morning. The excellent work of Charles has enabled him to win National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1990, Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2004 and Paul White Award in 2005.

Career and Progression:

Charles Osgood began his journalistic career during his university years from university's FM campus radio station, WFUV. He moved to WGMS (AM) and WGMS-FM, the classical music stations in Washington, D.C to serve as an announcer. After that, he was selected in the military to serve as an announcer for United States Army Band.

Moreover, he also worked for various radios station across which includes WEAM, WGMS, WPGC, and WJKF. The excellent works of Charles helped him to move in television in April 1962. He was promoted to Hartford by the general manager of Channel 18, WHCT. He transferred to ABC and worked as a writer and host of Flair Reports which covers human interest stories. 

Similarly, the anchor joined CBS News in 1971 and hosted multiple programs such as Sunday Night News, CBS Morning News, and The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and CBS News Sunday Morning.

Charles has authored some books which include Nothing Could Be Finer Than a Crisis That Is Minor in the Morning; There's Nothing That I Wouldn't Do If You Would Be My POSSLQ, The Osgood Files and Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack.

Charles took a Retirement From CBS’s Sunday Morning:

Charles has ceased to appear as anchor of CBS’ “Sunday Morning,” from September 25, 2016. The host entered the show on April 10, 1994, and took a permanent leave after serving for 22 years and establishing as a known name. However, he hasn’t openly revealed about the reason for his retirement; we suspect he took the decision due to his declining health or illness. He appears as a host of The Osgood File and sometimes on Sunday Morning.

How Much is Charles’s Worth?

Charles Osgood reportedly enjoys a splendid net worth of $1.5 million. The host garnered the amount from his decades’ long work in the media sector, the books he authored and other projects.

His Family Life, Wife and Children:

The anchor is happily married to Jean Crafton-Osgood since 1973. Charles and his wife are among those rare couples who have stayed together for more than four decades. The couple is committed to the marital relationship and is supportive towards each other. Jean has always helped him to move forward in his career for which she deserves partial credit for his success.

The couple is blessed with five children named Winston, Anne-E, Emily J., Jamie, and Kathleen who are probably grown up now. Despite his busy schedule, Charles always made sure to give time to his family and fulfill their needs. He still examines his wife’s health condition and takes care of her when she is sick.

Charles Osgood’s Short Bio:

According to some wiki sources, Charles Osgood was born on January 8, 1933, in New York, U.S. He completed his schooling from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.  He earned a graduation in Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Fordham University in 1954. The host has a tall height and smart appearance.