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Peter Jennings

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings

Profession: Journalist and T.V. News Anchor

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Presented ABC's World News Tonight from 1983 until his death in 2005.

Born: July 29, 1938
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo

Died: August 7, 2005 (aged 67)
Cause of Death: Lung cancer

Married Life

  • 1997-12-06 ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York

Events in the Life of Peter Jennings

  • 1965-02-01 Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

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