William Francis "Bill" Weir (born December 19, 1967) is an American
television journalist and anchor for CNN. He is the former co-anchor
Nightline on ABC television network in the United States. Before
Nightline, he was a co-host of the weekend edition of Good Morning
America from 2004 to 2010.
Weir was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, on December 19, 1967.
He has a degree in journalism and creative writing from Pepperdine
University in Malibu, California.
Weir began his career in 1991 as a general assignment reporter and
weekend sportscaster at
KAAL in Austin, Minnesota. Weir next became
the sports anchor at
WLUK in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and went on to
WGN Morning News on WGN in
Chicago from 1995 to 1998. Weir
was sports anchor at
Los Angeles from 1998 to 2002, where
he hosted the popular weekly Monday Night Live program which aired
after Monday Night Football. Between 2002 and 2004, he developed,
wrote and hosted three television pilots for the USA and FX Networks.
Since Weir joined ABC News in 2004, he has covered breaking news and
global trends such as reporting on the economic rise of
India were signature features on Good Morning America.[clarification
needed] World News devoted air time to his reports from Africa, the
Middle East and the South Pacific. He went to New Orleans after
Hurricane Katrina, as well as Afghanistan in 2010 and led the
network's coverage of Iraq, Where Things Stand at the height of the
American troop surge. Weir has anchored several launches and landings
of the Space Shuttle, was the first American to broadcast live from
Tibet and led off 2007's Earth Day special with an unprecedented
underwater live report from the Great Barrier Reef.
In June 2007, Weir was named anchor of the short-lived ABC News
magazine "iCaught." As a writer and anchor, he produced special
hours for the network on topics ranging from religion to brain science
to the rise and fall of General Motors.
In July 2010, he was named co-anchor, joining
Terry Moran and Cynthia
McFadden on Nightline, replacing Martin Bashir. His tenure as a
co-anchor began on August 9, 2010.
On May 25, 2011, he was an expert to the game show Who Wants to Be a
Bill also creates a Yahoo blog called "This Could Be Big" that
features up and coming inventions that could make a significant impact
on everyday life.
CNN announced on October 12, 2013, that Bill was joining the network
as an anchor and Chief Innovation Correspondent.
Bill Weir's final story for Nightline, a piece about the popular
photography blog Humans of New York, aired Friday, October 11, 2013 on
ABC. In an interview with blog creator Brandon Stanton, Weir said,
"I'm a jaded, cynical journalist... The things that tend to get me are
the smaller moments of human connection. I remember one time in India,
I saw a legless child being handed off between his father and mother.
It was simple but that really moved me. Ever since I had a child of my
own, I've been really vulnerable to displays of parental love."
CNN began broadcasting The Wonder List with Bill Weir.
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Good Morning America
Good Morning America Weekend
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^ "Afghanistan: Inside a Firefight". Retrieved 2010-01-11.
^ Hale, Mike (2007-08-14). "TV Meets the Web. All Is Safe". New York
Times. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
^ Stelter, Brian (July 23, 2010). "A 'Nightline' Anchor Leaves, and a
Morning Face Arrives". New York Times. Retrieved 23 July 2010.
^ "'Humans of New York': Photog Gone Viral". Video - ABC News.
10/11/2013. Retrieved 2013-10-25. Check date values in: date=
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