Charlie Rose – What makes him tick

Charlie Rose is an eminent American journalist and talk show host. He has been part of many popular TV shows namely ‘Charlie Rose’, ‘CBS This Morning’ and, ‘CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley’, ‘Person to Person’ and so on. His talent won him many awards and accolades including the EMMY awards.

Early Life and Background

Charlie Rose was born on 5th January 1942, in Henderson, North Carolina, USA. He was the only child of Margaret, a home maker and Charles Peete Rose, Sr, a tobacco farmer and an owner of a country store. From the tender age of seven, Rose used to help his parents in their family business.

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During his school days, Charlie used to take active part in basket ball.  After completing his high school education, Charlie enrolled in Duke University. He earned his bachelors’ degree in history in the year 1984.During his university days, he was a member of “Kappa Alpha Order”. Later, in the year 1968, Rose earned a “Juris Doctor” from Duke University School of Law.

Career Achievements

Charlie Rose‘s first job was with “Bankers Trust”. Later in the year, 1972 he got his first reporting job as a weekend reporter for WPIX TV.  In the year 1984, Rose got the major break in his journalism career when he was hired by Bill Moyers as the managing editor for the PBS series “Bill Moyers’ International Report”. Later in the year 1975, Rose became the Executive Director of Bill Moyers Journal. Charlie soon became the part of Moyers’ TV series ‘U.S.A: People and Politics’. In the year 1979, one of the installments of the same show namely “A Conversation with Jimmy Carter” won the Peabody Award.

In subsequent years, he served several channels as TV show host.  In the year 1979, he was hired by NBC affiliate KXAS-TV in Dallas–Fort Worth as a program manager of a late night talk show which eventually came to be known as “The Charlie Rose Show”. The program earned immense popularity. Later, he served  in popular channels like CBS and Fox –TV  etc  and hosted shows like “ CBS News Nightwatch”, “Personalities”, “Charlie Rose”,” 60 minutes” etc. In his dynamic career, Rose got the chance to take interviews of many famous personalities which includes Barrack Obama and Michelle Obama, Vladimir Putin, Steve Jobs and many more. He is one of the most respected names in the world of media.

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For his outstanding contribution to media and television industry, Rose was conferred upon an honorary Doctorate’s Degree by SUNY Oswego on October 16, 2014. From the year 2003 to 2009, Charlie served as a member of Board of Directors of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation. Apart from this, Rose did cameo appearances in several films and television shows such as “Primary Colors”, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, “The Ides of March”, “The Simpsons” and so on.

Charlie Rose – Girlfriend

charlie rose girlfriend Amanda Burden

Charlie Rose met his wife, Mary King, during his University days. They got married in the year 1968. In the year 1980 they got divorced.  Currently, he is in a relationship with Amanda Burden. She is a socialite and the former chairman of the New York City planning commission and the director of the city department of planning.

Charlie Rose – Net worth and Salary

Charlie Rose has a net worth of $20 million with an annual salary of $2.5 million.


Charlie Rose is the owner of several properties which include a house in Henderson, an apartment in Central Park in the New York City and a beach house in Bellport, New York. In addition to this, he owns a 575-acre farm in Oxford, North Carolina and an apartment each in Paris and Washington DC.

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