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Biography and age of Sam Donaldson
Sam Donaldson, born Sam Andrew Donaldson Jr. on 11th March 1934, has been a former U.S. news anchor and reporter. He worked with ABC News since 1967 to 2013. He is particularly famous for working as White House Correspondent during the period 1977 to 1989 and again from 1998 to 1999. He had also been a panelist and co-anchor of the Sunday program entitled This Week of the network ABC News.
Sam took birth in El Paso, Texas. His father’s name was Samuel Donaldson and his mother’s Chole. His father had been a farmer whereas his mother a teacher. He spent his early life in the farm of his family at Chamberino, New Mexico. His father had purchased the farm in the year 1910. Sam joined New Mexico Military Institute, and later Texas Western College, presently known as University of Texas at El Paso. Sam Donaldson was born on 11th March 1934, and hence, he is 84-year old
Is Sam Donaldson married? Has Sam gone through a divorce in his life?
Sam married for the first time in 1954, and his first spouse had been Patricia Oates. They had been blessed with a son named Samuel Donaldson III. They divorced each other in 1962 after about 8 years of togetherness. He married for the second time by tying the knot with Billie Kay Butler, and they lived together for sixteen years. They together bore three children namely Robert Donaldson, Jennifer Donaldson, and Thomas Donaldson.
Their relationship came to an end in the year 1980. Sam tied the knot third time in 1983 with Janice C. Smith. The marriage lasted for twenty-nine years, and he divorced her in 2014. They had not been blessed with any child. Sam married the fourth time in 2014. He married Sandra Martorelli Donaldson in December 2014. They reside presently in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Thus, Sam is a married man.
Sam has divorced three wives in his life so far. He is presently living a happy married life with his fourth wife.
Sam Donaldson's Career; net worth of Sam Donaldson
Sam started his career in broadcasting when he joined KRLD-TV, a CBS affiliate, in Dallas, Texas, in the year 1959. He signed with CBS affiliate, WTOP-TV, in 961 in Washington D.C. The real breakthrough in his career came in October 1967 when he got an assignment with ABC News. He joined the network as Washington Correspondent. Sam had been the main correspondent of the ABC during the Watergate Scandal and Vietnam War.
He also had the opportunity to cover the Presidential bids of George McGovern in 1972 and that of Jimmy Carter in 1976. On Jimmy Carter’s success in the Presidential election, Sam had been made the chief correspondent of the White House in 1977. Sam has won several awards, too. In his career spanning over 46 years, Sam has amassed huge wealth, and his net worth is estimated at $40 million.
19 Dec, 2018