Bill Ritter is a television news anchor and journalist. Starting as a weekend anchor for “Eyewitness News”, Ritter was named the co-anchor of the show in 2001. He has been the co-anchor of the “11PM News” since 1999, and is also a correspondent for ABC News‘, “20/20”.
Bill covers fire safety and prevention for “Eyewitness News”, hosting the annual “Operation 7 Save A Life” campaign. Ritter was the first person on live television to be tested for prostate cancer. As part of the test, he interviewed Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is New York’s famous prostate cancer patient.
In April 2020, Ritter tested positive for COVID-19 and later in June, he announced that he had recovered.
Bill Ritter’s Net Worth is estimated to be $6 Million
According to TheFamousData.com, Ritter has a net worth of $6 Million, earning most through his career as a journalist and news anchor. According to ABC7 anchors’ and reporter’ salaries, he earns an average salary of $1 Million to $5 Million annually. Ritter has had a successful career as a new anchor and his net worth speaks volumes of this success.
Ritter began his career at FOX Television Network, reporting for the Rodney King trial and the Los Angeles riots. From 1991 to 1992, he was the reporter for Fox Network‘s “Entertainment Daily Journal”, and from 1990 to 1991, he was an investigative reporter on the Gulf War coverage for KTTV-TV.
Within 1987 to 1990, Ritter earned four Emmy Awards. He was named “NBC Affiliate Reporter of the Year” in 1987 and 1988. In 1989, he was also honoured for his investigative reporting and for his “overall journalistic enterprise”.
Bill Ritter’s Journey With ABC News
In 1993, Ritter was the co-anchor of “Good Morning America Sunday” and has since, covered various news stories, including the trials of O.J. Simpson and the 1997 Midwest floods. He had also reported for GMA, interviewing personalities like Mike Tyson, Charles Schulz and golfer, Arnold Palmer.
Ritter began reporting stories for “20/20”. He had reported various important news stories, including the investigation of James Van Praagh and he also covered the Columbine shootings.
In 1999, Ritter was named the co-anchor of “Eyewitness News” with Diana Williams and in 2001, he was added as the co-anchor of the 6PM edition. Ritter was joined by Liz Cho for the show in 2003 and later in 2011, Cho was replaced by Sade Baderinwa. In 2019, Ritter became the co-anchor of the 5PM edition with Baderinwa, after Diana Williams retired.
Bill Ritter’s Personal Life
Ritter was born into a Jewish family. He was expelled from the San Diego State University for protesting the Vietnam War and in 2016, Ritter completed his college education from The New School, after his daughter’s suggestion.
In 2008, Ritter married Kathleen and the couple have three children.
He paraglided down an 11,000-foot mountain in Aspen, climbed a rock face in Canada, “posed” at a rodeo as a bull-clown in Texas, and was the first non-Barnum and Bailey employee to perform in the circus on a trapeze.