Charlie Rose Married, Wife, Age, Net Worth, Wiki, Bio, Salary, Illness 

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Charles Peete Rose Jr. Popularly known as Charlie Rose Is a renowned television journalist and former talk show host in America. He was actually an executive producer and host from 1991 to 2017.

Charlie Rose was born on the 5th of January 1942 in Henderson, North Carolina, United States of America. He happens to be the only child of his parents, Magret Frazier and Charles Peete Rose Sr. (a tobacco farmer who owned a country store).

Early Years

Charles attended Henderson High School and Duke University. He earlier wanted to pursue a degree in line with his pre-med track; however, Charlie Rose developed interests in politics when he did his internship in the office of Everet Jordan (the senator of North Carolina).


In 1964, Rose graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He was also a former member of the Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity at Duke. He was conferred with Doctor of Juris at the Duke University School of Law in 1968. While attending Duke, Rose met his delectable wife; Mary.


The career of Charlie Rose has been a blossoming one. He once handled some assignments for BBC on a freelance contract. While working at one of the banks in New York in 1972, Rose got a job as a weekend reporter for WPIX-TV.

In 1974, he started getting famous after Bill Moyers hired him as the chief editor that will be in charge of Bill Moyers Journal. From 1984 to 1990, Rose worked for CBS news as the anchor of CBS Nightwatch (the first late-night news broadcast of the network); which most times featured Rose doing one-on-one interviews with eminent people in a format that is similar to that of his later show on PBS.

The interview of Rose on Nightwatch broadcast with Charles Mansion actually won News and Documentary Emmy Award in 1987. Later on, Charlie left CBS in 1990 to serve as an anchor of personalities (a popular Fox TV-produced syndicated program), but six weeks into the production, it flopped.

The Charlie Rose show premiered on the 30th of September 1991 on PBS station Thirteen/WNET. The show was syndicated nationally on PBS since January 1993.

Rose later relocated the show to a studio which Bloomberg LP owns. The new studio gave room for high definition video via remote satellite.

Charlie Rose Quick Facts

  • Rose was also recognized as a member of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation from 2003 to 2009.
  • In May 2010, the commencement address was delivered by Charlie Rose at the North Carolina University.
  • Rose has interviewed many celebrities, world leaders, and notable political figures such as: Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Sean Penn, Bashar al-Asad, Barrack Obama, Michelle Obama, Warren Buffet, Noam Chomski, Leonardo DiCaprio, Louis C.K, George Carlin, Christopher Waltz, Quentin Tarantino, Bradley Cooper, Larry Ellison, Farah Pahlavi, Vladimir Putting and Maria Sharapova.
  • Charlie Rose is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • He is also an ardent member of the Deepdale Golf Club on Long Island.

Is Charlie Rose Married? His Wife, Relationships

Charlie Rose married his wife Mary, but the two later had a divorce. He started having an affair with Amanda Burden; a former New York City Planning Commissioner and step-daughter of CBS founder Williams S. Parsley. Rose later told

Unfortunately, the last we know about his relationship with Amanda Burden was In 2001; when Charlie Rose told a reporter from Financial Times that he and Burden had stopped dating.


The famous Rose battled with some serious ailment. On March 29, 2006; He had experienced shortness of breath in Syria and was flown to France where he went through surgery for mitral valve repair in the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital.

Rose’s surgery was carried out under the adequate supervision of Alain Carpenter. By the 12th of June 2006, Rose was back on air with Bill Moyer’s and Yvette Vega.

Net Worth, Salary & Properties

Charlie Rose currently has an estimated net worth of over $23 million and earns a yearly salary of $2.5 million.

The charming Rose is stupendously rich. He owns a gargantuan house in Henderson, North Carolina. The mansion is about 5,500-square foot (465-square meter). He also owns a beach home situated on Long Island and an apartment situated in Central Park in New York.

Each of the properties cost several millions of dollars. He also owns properties in Washington D.C. and Paris. Charles bought a 525-acre soybean farm close to Oxford, North Carolina. He plans to use it as a retreat home for the country; the property was named the Grass Creek Farm.

Awards And Recognitions

The hard work of Rose has been highly commended and recognized by people, organizations, and universities. The prestigious University of Duke awarded him with a doctorate honorary degree. Rose also received an honorary degree from the University of Sewanee on the 8th of May 2016.

In 2014, Charlie Rose was conferred with an honorary doctorate degree from The State University of New York at Oswego. The hardworking on-air personality was also honored by Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit, for his outstanding contribution in the media sector. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville conferred him as a leader in broadcast media. The Walter Cronkite Award for excellence was given to Rose in 2015 by Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Media Communication.


University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communication recognized his amazing contribution in media. Mont Clair State University conferred Rose with a doctorate degree for his immense achievement.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism inducted him into the N.C Journalism Hall of Fame.


Unfortunately, despite all his achievements and awards, Charlie Rose was stripped of most of the honors conferred on him because he engaged in sexual assault. It has been reported that the CNN veteran foreign-affairs Journalist  on an interim basis on a program dubbed “Amanpour on PBS”.

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