Byron Pitts Biography
Byron Pitts is an American journalist and author. He is known as the co-anchor for ABC News and as of 2018, he is a co-anchor of Nightline. Byron also served as a chief national correspondent for The CBS Evening News and a contributor to the newsmagazine 60 Minutes until 2013.
He has covered the September 11, 2001 attacks and Iraq. As an author, he released a book named Be the One. Bryon is recognized as an Emmy Award-winning journalist and news expert. He overcame stammering and illiteracy until the age of 12 to achieve all his fame.
Bryon Pitts Age
Bryon was born on October 21, 1960, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is 62 years old.
Byron Pitts Family
Pitts was born on October 21, 1960, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the son of Clarice and William Pitts. He was brought up in a working-class neighborhood by a single mother. In his life story, Pitts discussed that he had a debilitating stutter as a child and was “functionally illiterate” until about age 12.
Bryon Pitts Education
Bryon attended Archbishop Curley High School, an all-boys Catholic high school in Baltimore. He continued on to Ohio Wesleyan University but spent summers in Apex, North Carolina. Bryon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Journalism and Speech Communication in 1982.
Byron Pitts Wife
Bryon is married to Lyne Johnson Pitts, who is also a TV executive and journalist. However, the exact date of the couple’s marriage remains undisclosed.
They have three beautiful children: Christina Pitts, Brittni Pitts, and Angela Pitts. He is always happy for his family support for him to overcome all the difficulties he faced in his life.
In his life story Step Out On Nothing, he describes how, with faith and the help of family and friends, he overcame illiteracy to become an award-winning correspondent holding one of the top jobs in broadcast journalism.
Byron Pitts ABC News
Byron in 2014 was named co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline”. During his work, he has covered national news stories and in-depth features for the network, reporting across the news division, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “This Week” and “20/20.”
Pitts is known as a multiple Emmy award-winning journalist and news veteran who has over 20 years of experience and known for his thoughtful storytelling, on-the-ground reporting, and in-depth interviews. , Pitts immediately joined the network’s live special coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation after less than 24 hours at ABC News.
From that time, he has gone on to report live from Baltimore, Dallas, and Baton Rouge, La., during each cities’ recent riots and protests. Pitts co-anchored a special edition of “Nightline” with Juju Chang from Los Angeles looking back on the city 25 years after the riots that broke out following the Rodney King verdict.
Pitts was a key part of the network’s coverage during the 2016 election, from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and the first presidential debates to seven hours of live election night coverage.
In the 30 days leading up to the election, Pitts traveled around the country for “Inside the Final 30,” a daily docu-series produced by “Nightline,” to speak with voters as they were coming to their final decisions about who should be the nation’s next President. It took viewers behind the scenes on the campaign trail and focused on the issues that matter most to Americans as well as revisited key moments that shaped the direction of the race.
Initially, Pitts served as Chief National Correspondent for CBS Evening News for 15 years CBS News before joining ABC News. He filed regularly for 60 Minutes and won an Emmy for his coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2002 He was named the National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year.
His 2009 memoir, “Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges” chronicled his journey overcoming illiteracy and a stutter to become a journalist. Pitts profiled six young adults that overcame hardship with hope in his book “Be the One” In 2017. Pitts started his career at WNCT-TV in Greenville, N.C., where he covered local news and served as a weekend sports anchor.
Bryon Pitts Net worth
An American journalist and author Byron has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Byron Pitts Book
He is known as an author he wrote the book Be the One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope on May 16, 2017.
Emmy Award-winning ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline coanchor, Byron Pitts shares the heartbreaking and inspiring stories of six young people who overcame impossible circumstances with extraordinary perseverance.
None of these should be realities for anyone, much less a young person. But for some, it is the only reality they have ever known. In these dark circumstances, six teens needed someone to “be the one” for them—the hero to help them back into the light. For Tania, Mason, Pappy, Michaela, Ryan, and Tyton, that hero was themselves.
Through stirring interviews and his award-winning storytelling, Byron Pitts brings the struggles and triumphs of these everyday heroes to teens just like them, encouraging all of us to be the source of inspiration in our own lives and to appreciate the lives of others around us.
Byron Pitts Dyslexia
Pitts discussed that he had a debilitating stutter as a child and was “functionally illiterate” until about age 12.
Byron Pitts Mother
This is a brief excerpt of Bryon on what he learned from his mother about love.
My first recognition of love was that it was something that is tough, solid, and unbreakable like steel. I learned that from my mother, who was the first love of my life. In looking for a mate, I’ve always sought out women with whom I could enjoy the kind of “durable” love that my mom taught me was important.
From my mother, I understood early that while the romantic notions of love are important, that it was equally special to find a partner who would be an asset in my life in every way. She taught me that my spouse should be someone with whom I would be stronger than I could be on my own.
Someone who can help push life forward; who could help shield me, and someone that I could help shield from the ups and downs in life. So I define love in many parts. There is certainly the physical part of it, but equally important to me is the spiritual aspect of it as well.
Byron Pitts 60 Minutes
Byron was named a Contributing Correspondent to CBS’ 60 Minutes in 2009.
Byron Pitts Quotes
“How many times has each of us been in a difficult place and thought we were alone? Standing on nothing. Perhaps it is only in the empty space of those moments we can truly feel God’s breath at our necks. His hands beneath our feet. Step out on nothing? Yes. Step out on faith.”
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