Anthony Mason Biography
Anthony Mason is an American broadcast journalist. He is a senior culture and senior national correspondent for CBS News since 1986 and was the weekday co-host of its flagship morning program CBS This Morning from 2019 until early September 2021.
He has also served as an interim anchor for the weekday editions of the CBS Evening News.
Anthony Mason’s Age and Birthday
Anthony is 66 years old as of 2023. He was born on 23 June 1956 in New York City, United States. Anthony celebrates his birthday on 23 June every year.
Anthony Mason Height and Weight
Mason stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He has a weight of 70 kilograms.
Anthony Mason Family, Parents, and Siblings
Anthony was born and raised by his parents in New York City, United States. He has kept a low profile when it comes to his personal life. He has not revealed any details about his parents or siblings. This information will be updated soon when the information is out to the public.
Anthony Mason Husband
Mason has been married to Christina Anne Unhoch since 1994, and they have a daughter and son, residing in Manhattan. Mason also has one daughter from his previous marriage to advice columnist Amy Dickinson.
Anthony Mason Education
Anthony attended St. George’s School, a boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island. In 1980, he graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Anthony Mason Career
Mason began his career working at KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He then spent two years at then-CBS-owned WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, the start of his association with the network. His last position before joining CBS News was at WCBS-TV in New York City. Mason began his career at CBS News in 1986 and quickly made a mark as a journalist reporting from around the globe. Mason was assigned to the London bureau from 1987-1990. In 1989, he was the first journalist to report on the exodus of East German refugees through Hungary as the Iron Curtain began to crack.
He followed the story to Czechoslovakia and Poland as their communist governments collapsed. Mason’s work on the story won him the prestigious Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Journalism Award presented to CBS News for its coverage of Eastern Europe. From 1991 to 1993, Mason was CBS News’ chief Moscow correspondent, where he reported on the coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991, the rise of Boris Yeltsin, and the demise of the Soviet Union, coverage which won him an Emmy Award.
Mason was CBS News’ business correspondent from 1998 to 2016. His series “Life and Debt in America,” which aired on the “CBS Evening News” in early 2008, earned him one of the seven Emmy Awards he’s collected during his career. In addition to the Emmy Awards, his series on crime writers — he profiled more than 40 of them over a decade — won the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America. And he won a James Beard Award for “The Dish” segment on “CBS Saturday Morning.”
During his tenure at CBS News, Mason has reported on major national and international news events and reported on major events from more than 40 countries, including the rise of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan, the Iran-Iraq war, and the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Mason led CBS News’ coverage of the 75th anniversary of D-Day including President Trump’s live address from the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Omaha Beach in France surrounding the commemoration of the D-Day program.
Anthony Mason’s Net worth and Salary
Mason has an estimated net worth of between $ 1 million-$ 5 million dollars. He also receives an annual salary of $ 65,000. His primary source is his career as a journalist.
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