Bill Kurtis Net worth

Bill Kurtis is an American news anchor, narrator, TV journalist, and television producer. He has also hosted several news and crime documentary shows of A&E. Some of them were Cold Case Files, American Justice, and the Investigative Reports. Before that, he also used to anchor the popular show; ‘The CBS Morning News. He stayed the anchor of WBBM-TV for a long time which is a TV station in Chicago owned by CBS. If we talk about the present scenario, Kurtis is working as the announcer for the National Public Radio comedy quiz show named ‘Wait Wait…. Don’t Tell Me!’ He also served as the host of ‘Through the Decades.’

Early life 

Bill Kurtis was born on 21st September 1940 in Pensacola, Florida. His father’s name is William A. Kuretich, and his mother is Wilma Mary Horton. His parents are of Croatian origin, and his father worked as the Stated Marine Corps Brigadier General in the United States army. He was also a well-decoratedveteran from World War II. As his father was in military service, he used to travel a lot in his childhood. Once his father got retired, they got finally settled in Independence, Kansas. Bill’s sister is former state Senate Majority Whip of Wichita, Kansas. Kurtis started working as a KIND announcer when he was only 16 years old. He completed his graduation from Independence High School n the year 1958. Later, he got a bachelor of science degree from the University of Kansas. He gave the Kansas bar examination, and after passing that, he started doing a job with a law firm in Wichita, Kansas. Later, he discussed his career option with Russell and Harry Colmery and decided not to continue a career in the field of law. 

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Career beginning 

The TV career Bill started with WIBW-TV. He was called to fill in for a friend who used to anchor the 6 o’clock news. The weather was bad in Topeka, and Kurtis stayed fully updated about the weather reports. The WIBW team and Kurtis stayed on the air for over 24 hours continuously and reported the tornado and the damage it caused. It was the only TV station that was not damaged by the tornado. It changed the life as well as the career of Bill Kurtis. After seeing his tornado coverage, WBBM-TV hired him and helped him start a career with CBS. Bill has also worked in some films as he was the narrator of the documentary, which was released in 2010 and was titled; Carbon Nation. He also narrated the ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’ along with its sequel. In 2013, Bill was titled the Voice of Illinois Tourism.

Personal life

Bill Kurtis is married to Helen, and they both of two children. Their daughter, Mary, was born in 1966, and their son Scott was born in 1970. Bill’s wife died in 1977 due to breast cancer. She was only 36 years old at the time of her death.

Net worth 

Bill Kurtis’s net worth must be around $15 million.

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