Franks Reynolds Net Worth – The Legendary Journalist

Franks Reynolds was an American broadcast journalist who anchored the ABC Evening News and ABC World News Tonight.

Franks Reynolds Net Worth

Franks Reynolds’s net worth amounts to $7 million USD. He is an anchorman for ABC and CBS. He both anchored the ABC Evening News and ABC World News Tonight. He has been with ABC since 1978 until his death in 1983. His successful career in journalism has surely helped him acquire a good part of his fortune.

He also began America Held Hostage, a half-hour segment that was later renamed Nightline.

Before working in television, he worked at a radio station which is a CBS affiliate.

Personal Life

Franks Reynolds was born in East Chicago, Indiana. His mother is Helen Reynolds and he has three sisters.

He went to Bishop Noll Institute in Hammond and thent to Wabash College in Crawfordsville. He was also a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity during his time in Wabash. 

Reynolds served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a staff sergeant in the infantry and was awarded the Purple Heart.

He is a practicing Roman Catholic and didn’t like bad language and off jokes. 

Reynolds had been ill with multiple myeloma which is a form of bone cancer for quite some time, but the main cause of his death is viral hepatitis. He had not worked since April 1983 for several months because of his sickness. He died in Washington and was 59 years old. Frank Reynolds’s body is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

Professional Career

After graduating from Wabash College in 1946, Frank Reynolds worked for a radio station called WWCA-AM in Gary, Indiana. He also had a short stint with WJOB-AM in Hammond, Indiana.

In 1949, Reynolds first appeared on television as an anchor in Chicago on WBKB. In 1953, WBKB became WBBM-TV, a CBS-affiliate station. He also served as Chicago correspondent for CBS News. 

In 1963, Frank moved to an ABC-owned station called second WBKB and served as their main news anchor. He then joined ABC News in 1965 as a correspondent. In 1967, ABC offered him the anchor post on the ”Evening News” but he declined. He was replaced in 1968. After that, he spent time covering various major stories including political conventions and space flights. In 1978, he became the main anchor again.

He was the original anchor of “America Held Hostage” which covered the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979. It later evolved into the newsmagazine “Nightline” in March 1980. 

One famous moment in Frank Reynolds’ journalism career happened on March 30, 1981, during the live news coverage of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

Mr. Reynolds won the George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcast journalism in 1979. 

Franks Reynolds  Relationship Status

Franks Reynolds married Henrietta Marie Harpster. They have five sons together. James, John, Robert, Thomas and Dean. His son, Dean, is also a Washington correspondent for Cable News Network.

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