Dan Rather

Dan Rather

producer, actor, writer

Dan Rather was born on Oct 31, 1931 in USA. Dan Rather's big-screen debut came with Dan Rather Reports - Season 1 directed by Peter W Klein in 2006, strarring Self - Host. Dan Rather is known for Human Nature directed by Adam Bolt, Jennifer Doudna stars as Self and George Church as Self. Dan Rather has got 5 awards and 15 nominations so far. The most recent award Dan Rather achieved is Peabody Awards. The upcoming new movie Dan Rather plays is Human Nature which will be released on Mar 12, 2020.

Dan Irvin Rather Jr. was born in Wharton, Texas, to Byrl Veda (Page) and Dan Irvin Rather Sr., a ditch digger. He graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, where he wanted to play football. He worked at local radio station KSAM in Huntsville during his college years. Following graduation he worked for radio station KTRK in Houston and went to work for KHOU-TV, the CBS affiliate in Houston. In 1961, he covered Hurricane Carla for KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas, and it caught the eye of CBS News executives, who hired him in 1962. He was in Dallas on November 22, 1963 and was CBS' lead anchor from Dallas during the coverage of the Kennedy assassination. In 1975, he became co-anchor of 60 Minutes (1968) and in 1981 was selected to replace Walter Cronkite as anchor of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather (1981), where he remained as anchor until 2005. The Communications Building on the campus of Sam Houston State University is named for Rather.

  • Birthday

    Oct 31, 1931
  • Place of Birth

    Wharton, Texas, USA
  • Also known

    Dan Irvin Rather Jr.

Known For


5 wins & 15 nominations

Peabody Awards
Winner - Career Achievement Award
Academia Film Olomouc
International Documentary Competition
Winner - Audience Award
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Movies & TV Shows

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