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Peter Charles Jennings

Peter Charles Jennings, Canadian network news anchor. Recipient 16 Emmy Awards for news reporting, 2 George Foster Peabody Awards, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award. Member International Radio and television Society, Overseas Press Club (awards).


  • Jennings, Peter Charles was born on July 29, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Naturalized, 2003. Son of Charles and Elizabeth (Osborne) Jennings.

  • Education

    • Student, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario. Student, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. Doctor of Laws, Rider College, New Jersey.


    • Began career with Station CFJR, Ontario. Formerly with Canadian Broadcasting Company, Montreal, Quebec, CJOH-television, Ottawa. Former parliamentary correspondent, network anchorman Canadian television.

      Network anchorman, national correspondent ABC News, New York City, 1964—2005. Anchor ABC Evening News, 1965—1968. London anchorman World News Tonight, 1978—1983, anchorman, senior editor, 1983—2005.

      Also involved with production numerous network documentaries. Anchorman Peter Jennings Reporting, from 1990. Moderator news specialists for children.

      Anchorman Capital to Capital. Anchor television series The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Quarterly, Public Broadcasting Service.


    Member International Radio and television Society, Overseas Press Club (awards).


    • Married Valerie Godsoe (divorced), Annie Malouf (divorced), Kati Marton, 1979 (divorced 1994), Kayce Freed, 1997. Children: Elizabeth, Christopher.
    Peter Charles Jennings
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    Born July 29, 1938
    Died August 7, 2005
    (aged 67)
    • 1964 - 2005
      network, anchorman
    • 1965 - 1968
      anchor American Broadcasting Company Evening News
    • 1978 - 1983
      London anchorman World News Tonight
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