Jon Lapook Biography
Jonathan David LaPook is an American award-winning chief medical correspondent for CBS News, where his reporting is featured on all CBS News platforms and programs. He is also a board-certified Physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He joined the station in 2006.
Jon Lapook Age and Birthday
Jonathan is 69 years old as of 2023. He was born on 1 September 1953 in Mineola, New York, United States. Jonathan celebrates his birthday on 1 September every year.
Jon Lapook Height and Weight
LaPook stands at an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall. However, details about his weight and body measurements have not yet been made public. We will update this section when the information becomes available.
Jon Lapook Family, Parents, and Siblings
David was born in Mineola, New York City, United States, the son of Elsa and Sidney LaPook, a dentist and World War II veteran. He has three sisters, Judith LaPook, Nancy LaPook Diamond, and Corinne LaPook.
Jon Lapook Wife
Jon is happily married to his loving wife Kate Lear, daughter of legendary TV producer Norman Lear. The couple is blessed with two handsome sons.
Jon Lapook Education
LaPook graduated with honors from Yale University and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, receiving his M.D. in 1980. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowships in gastroenterology and medical informatics at Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
Jon Lapook Career
Since joining CBS News in 2006, LaPook has delivered more than 1,200 reports on a wide variety of breaking news and trending stories in the health and medical fields, as well as feature stories on music, lifestyle, and profiles of entertainment stars. LaPook’s work has appeared on “CBS Sunday Morning,” the “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell,” 60 Minutes, “CBS Mornings,” “Face The Nation with Margaret Brennan” and CBS News Radio.LaPook reported extensively on COVID-19 and delivered near-daily updates at the height of the pandemic on the spread of the virus and what was being done to stop it.
Over the years, he has covered both international and national health issues, including the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the ensuing cholera outbreak, the outbreaks of Ebola and Zika and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and a wide range of health topics such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, mental health, gun violence, vaccine hesitancy, AIDS, traumatic brain injury and healthcare inequity. He has even interviewed include President Obama on healthcare reform and Aly Raisman about the U.S.A. Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins about a variety of public health problems.
For more than a decade, he documented a couple’s journey dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. He has done multiple segments profiling health issues involving celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds, Angelina Jolie, Gilda Radner, Bob Saget, Alan Alda, and Marcia Cross. He reported on the challenges medical professionals face in dealing with long COVID; he’s profiled frontline healthcare workers; he’s interviewed producer Phil Rosenthal and actor Ray Romano about the health benefits of travel, and interviewed Norman Lear, his father-in-law, about the challenges of facing a pandemic at the age of 98.
LaPook is also a professor of medicine at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and an internist and gastroenterologist at NYU Langone Health. He is the creator and executive director of the NYU Langone Empathy Project, which seeks to promote a culture of empathy in medicine. In May 2022, he gave the commencement address for the classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and spoke about the importance of empathy in healthcare.
Prior to working at CBS News, he earned himself five Emmy Awards. He earned Emmy honors in 2012 for covering the national shortage of cancer drugs; he was part of the team that won for the 2013 coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings; he earned two for his work on “CBS Sunday Morning;” and in 2021 as part of the team that earned “CBS Morning’s” “Outstanding Live News Program.”
Jon Lapook Net worth and Salary
LaPook has an estimated net worth of between $100,000 and $ 2 million. His primary source of revenue is his profession as a correspondent. However, details about his salary are not publicly revealed. We will update the information as soon as it is available.
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