For anyone who has followed ABC News for the past two decades or more, Brian Ross is a person whose face is impossible to miss in a crowded room. He is an investigative journalist who worked for ABC News as its chief correspondent until 2018 when he left the station. Prior to joining the station, Ross worked for NBC News, among others, and has many awards to show for his years of hard work and dedication.
Brian Ross Biography
The American journalist was born Brian Elliot Ross on October 23, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He grew up there, but his later successes have obscured the details of his childhood and the earlier part of his life.
For his education, after graduating high school, he went to the School of Journalism at the University of Iowa. He graduated from the university in 1971.
Soon after graduation, Ross took a job in Waterloo, Iowa, at KWWL TV, and after spending some time there, he moved to Miami, Florida, where he worked for WCKT TV before moving to Cleveland, Ohio, where he continued to work for the same station.
Because of his undeniable talent, he was given the opportunity to work for NBC News as a national correspondent in 1974. He continued to work for the station until he joined ABC News in 1994.
At the height of his career in 2017, Brian Ross made a false report about Michael Flynn, claiming that the former National Security Advisor was to testify against President Donald Trump. He reported that during the presidential campaign Trump had instructed Flynn to contact Russian officials and try to establish a relationship with Russia. As it turned out, the report was inaccurate and forced ABC to apologize and suspend the veteran station for four weeks without pay.
He returned to the station in early 2018. Although he retained his position as a chief investigative correspondent, this time he was with Lincoln Square Productions, another unit of ABC. Upon his return, it was not long before he left the network in July of the same year.
For someone with as much experience as Brian Ross, one would expect that it would be very easy for him to get another job after he left ABC; and it was. He was offered another job with the Law and Crime Network.
His career has been honored with many awards, including several Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, DuPont Columbia Awards, and George Polk Awards and many others. He has also been awarded the Sigma Delta Chi Award and the bronze medal of the Society of Professional Journalists. The man has also been honored with the Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Journalists.
What’s The Net Worth of Brian Ross?
In terms of net worth, the investigative journalist has achieved so much in his career to date and has received many awards for his skills and talent in journalism.
While his actual net worth is not known, there are some who speculate that Brian Ross might as well have an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Meet His Wife (Lucinda Sanman)
Brain Ross is a married man whose wife is Lucinda Sanman. There is no information about when the two met, but it is known that they married in 1985 and are still together as man and wife more than three decades later.
However, Lucinda Sanman is a very private person, and therefore not so much is known about her as a person and also about her love life. Even more, it is not known whether they have children together.
Other Facts About Brian Ross
1. The journalist was confused by many people with Brian Ross, who is the husband of the American journalist and photojournalist Ann Curry.
2. Before he was suspended by ABC, Ross had made some erroneous reports in the past. In 2001 he linked Iraq to the anthrax attacks in the US but later stated that the report was incorrect. After the Aurora shots in 2012, the reporter claimed that there could only be a connection between a member of the Colorado Tea Party and the shooting because of the shooter’s name. He would apologize later for the report.
3. Brian Ross is also a writer who published The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and Ruth. The book covers the fraud committed by Bernard Madoff and his family. It was published in 2009.