Updated: 01/23/2018 12:16 PM | First Published: 01/17/2018 12:48 PM

Inside the Life of CNN's The Wonder List with Bill Weir Host

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Bill Weir is an American television journalist and anchor born on December 19, 1967, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

His father was a homicide detective; his mother left his father when he was two years old.

When he was four years old, his mother believed she had found Jesus, and they moved south weeks after.

During this time, Bill went to 17 different schools in six states while his mother was still following her dreams.

He earned a degree in Journalism and creative writing from Pepperdine University in Malibu.

He kick-started his career in 1991, as a general assignment reporter and weekend sportscaster at KAAL in Austin, Minnesota.

He was cast in the show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ as an expert on May 25, 2011.

Bill joined the CNN network as an anchor and Chief Innovation Correspondent on October 12, 2013.

He is married to Alisha Weir who is a former LA prosecutor and has a daughter named Olivia Weir.

As of 2015, Bill has started hosting CNN’s original documentary series, The Wonder List with Bill Weir and now it’s running its third season.