Ron Claiborne is a veteran news anchor who appears in the weekend edition of ABC News, Good Morning America. Ron has spent over four decades as a journalist working for various newspapers and networks. He has been working at the Manhattan-based news channel since 1986.
Early career details
Ron Claiborne was born as Ronald Eldridge Claiborne on August 20, 1953, in San Francisco, California. However, his family moved to Oakland only two days after his birth. After spending seven years in Oakland, Ron moved to Los Angeles with his family.
Ron graduated with B.A. in psychology from Yale University in 1974. A year later, he enrolled and graduated his master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1975.
Career in ABC News marked a milestone
Starting off career as a journalist working in an independent newspaper in Richmond, California, Ron has worked with several networks. He has served United Press International as a reporter and nation editor in the late 70s. However, he got a big break after working for Fox News as general assignment correspondent in New York City.
In 1980, he moved on to work as a reporter for New York Daily News covering state government, city politics, metropolitan news, and city hall. He served the New York Daily News for two years. He went on to work as a general assignment correspondent for WNYW TV in 1982, serving his tenure at the company until 1986. He shortly landed the job at ABC News as a news anchor and general assignment correspondent reporting for World News for Diane Sawyer and Good Morning America.
During his time at the ABC, he has covered varieties of stories such as 1991 Persian Gulf War, legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts, 2002 Catholic Church scandal, the Yugoslavia conflict, Elian Gonzalez custody case, and presidential campaigns of Sen. John McCain, George Bush and Bill Clinton. Ron was also the part of ABC team who won Emmy Awards for covering the seizure story Elian Gonzalez in Miami.
In 2016, he marked the milestone of serving the ABC News for 30 long years. ABC News prepared a short video of Ron reporting over the years to pay respect for his contribution to the national news service company. Ron must have been receiving a hefty salary from the ABC News. So far, he has accumulated an estimated net worth of $600000.
Not married yet!
Even at the age of 64, Ron Claiborne is not married yet. There never have been any official announcements regarding the romantic life of the veteran anchor. However, his on-set chemistry with younger co-anchors, Sara Haines and Rachel Smith, clearly shows that the man would make a great husband if he ever wishes to be one.
Moreover, Ron is a caring and a loving son. Ron had tweeted a picture of him and his mother on the occasion of Mother’s Day on May 10, 2015. As Ron is one of the successful news anchors in the world, people being interested in his personal life doesn’t come as a surprise. However, he has opted to keep his private life behind the veil, as of now.