Bill Ritter Bio, Age, Height, WABC-TV, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Bill Ritter Bio/ Wiki

Bill Ritter is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist and television news anchor working for  WABC-TV in New York City serving as a news anchor.  He joined the station in June 1998 working as a weekend anchor while working full-time from Monday to Friday for ABC News. Additionally, he also works for 20/20 as a correspondent.

Bill Ritter Age

Ritter is 72 years old as of 2022. He was born on  26th February 1950 in  Los Angeles, California, United States. 

Bill Ritter Height

Ritter stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Bill Ritter Education

Ritter joined San  Diego State University in 1968 however, he was expelled for protesting the Vietnam War in 1972 while he only had one semester to cover so he could graduate. Ritter went back to school to complete his college education 40 years later. In May 2016, Ritter graduated from the new school.

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Bill Ritter Career

Ritter works for WABC-TV as an anchor. Before that, he worked at KNSD-TV (NBC affiliate) as a business then later as an investigative reporter from February 1987 till January 1990. Prior, he was a reporter and an editor for the San Diego Business Journal from June 1980 to January 1984 and before that,  he had served as a business editor of the San Diego County edition of The Los Angeles Times from February 1984 to January 1987.  Bill kicked off his career as a print journalist in 1972.

Bill also served as a Fox Network nationally syndicated show Entertainment Daily Journal(E.D.J.) reporter from August 1991 to February 1992. He later served at KTTV-TV(fox Television)in Los Angeles as an investigative reporter. Bill was an anchor for the station’s Gulf War coverage.

Ritter has served ABC News and Eyewitness News since 1992 whereby he covered important and big events. In June 1998, Bill joined ABC as founding co-host of  “Good Morning America/Sunday working full-time Monday to Friday for ABC News and 20/20 as a correspondent and anchoring on weekends. In October 1999, Bill started anchoring the 11 pm news taking over from Bill Beutel the great then in February 2001, he added the 6 pm newscast.

Bill was also a board member of a non-profit drug education and prevention organization in San Diego from 1980, then he became the chairman till 1990. From 1984 to 1985, he served at San Diego University Business School, on the advisory board.

Bill Ritter Net Worth

In Bill’s career as a news anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $5 Million.

Bill Ritter Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Bill Ritter Parents and Siblings

Ritter has not disclosed any information about his parents although he comes from a Jewish family. He was born and raised in Los Angeles alongside his brother, Bruce Ritter, though he is late.  Bill disclosed his brother’s passing on through an emotional message on his Twitter account on March 2018. Bruce was 66 years at the time of his demise.

Bill Ritter Wife/ Spouse

Ritter is married to Kathleen Friery since 6th September 2008 and together they are blessed with three kids. Kathleen is an award-winning producer who has worked with various TV networks in the USA.

Bill Ritter Kids / Daughter

Bill and his wife Kathleen have been blessed with three children named: Mia Ritter, Owen Ritter, and Ella Ritter. His daughter Mia Ritter urged Bill to go back to school and complete his college education. Mia Ritter, who is 30 years old as of 2022, is a member of the LGBTQ community. Mia came out of the closet when she was 17 years old as she was conversing with her father, Ritter. Bill publicized the information via his Twitter handle in 2021 during pride month.

Bill Ritter Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Ritter is quite active on social media. On Twitter, he has 36k followers, on Facebook 44k followers, and on Instagram 11k followers.