Spencer Christian Biography|Profile
Spencer Christian is a skilled American journalist currently working at ABC7-KGO News as an anchor. After 50 years in TV news, he still wouldn’t trade jobs with anyone in the world. Christian has been a news reporter, sportscaster, talk show host, and weather forecaster.
Spencer Christian Age
How old is Christian? He is 75 years old as of 2023. Christian was born on July 23, 1947, in Newport News, Virginia, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 23rd of July every year.
Spencer Christian Education
He has not disclosed information regarding where he attended College/University. This information is currently under review.
Spencer Christian Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Spencer Christian Family
He is the son of Spencer Sr. and Lucy. However, he has not revealed more information regarding his family members. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Spencer Christian Wife|Married
He is married to his beloved wife Lynette Courtney since 2007. He was previously married to Diane Chambers from June 20, 1970, to 2000.
Spencer Christian Children
He is blessed with two beautiful children: a son by the name of Jason Christian and a daughter called Jessica Christian. He also has two grandsons namely; Noah and Zach.
Spencer Christian Career
As a news junkie in his early childhood, Christian read the newspaper every day to get his politics fixed and to satisfy his burning curiosity about the world. Nevertheless, he liked a dash of humor in his news recipe, so he enjoyed watching legendary TV journalists like David Brinkley and Walter Cronkite, who often added a wink and a smile to an otherwise “hard news” broadcast. In college during the late 1960s, his passion for language and literature led him to major in English, while choosing to minor in journalism. He also played varsity baseball and had a Major League tryout in my junior year. It was clear, though, that his journalistic skills far exceeded his baseball talent; so he wisely chose news.
His assignments and travels have taken him to all 50 states and 5 continents. He had the privilege of interviewing 6 presidents; the most prominent figures in sports, world affairs, and the arts; and, most memorably, ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. Of course, there have also been unsettling moments for him; reporting from hurricanes, floods, blizzards, earthquakes, and virtually every natural calamity known to mankind–but He can’t imagine any career path that would have been more enriching or rewarding.
Christian began his career as a news reporter in 1971, at the NBC TV affiliate in Richmond, VA, just 25 miles from his childhood home. Aside from general assignment reporting and lighthearted features, his regular “beat” included state and local politics, the federal courts, and education. He could not have forecasted that weather would be his ticket to the big time. Following a two-week stint “filling in” on weather, he became the station’s main weatherperson; and by the mid-1970s, after a brief stop at the NBC station in Baltimore, he was on his way to WABC-TV in New York.
Spencer Christian ABC 7-KGO
Christian spent 9 years at WABC, serving first as a weatherman, then morning show host, and finally main sportscaster. During all those years, he made frequent appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America, filling in on weather and doing feature reports and interviews. He joined GMA full-time as a weather forecaster in 1986, feature reporter, and co-host. Over the next 13 years, he not only traveled the world, but also worked as a spokesperson for ABC’s literacy campaign, wrote and published a series of children’s books, and had the opportunity to indulge his love for wine as the host of “Spencer Christian’s Wine Cellar”, which aired on HGTV and later on the Food Network from 1995 to 2000. Recently in 2018, he released his memoir entitled “You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and Gambling.”
After 22 years in New York, he relocated to the Bay Area. ABC 7 has been his home since 1999, and he has got to test his forecasting skills for the Bay Area’s micro-climates. During his time away from work, he enjoys visiting wineries, watching baseball (or just about any sport), working out at the gym, and doing community service. His greatest joy is spending time with his son and daughter, Jason and Jessica-and more recently his grandsons, Noah and Zach.
Spencer Christian achievements
Having been blessed with so many memorable career experiences, Christian finds it difficult to name just a few, but here’s a short list:
- Interviewing then-Senator Barack Obama just before he announced his candidacy for President
- Emceeing former President Jimmy Carter’s 75th birthday celebration (1999) and his 95th (2019) in Americus, GA.
- Surviving and reporting from the Loma Prieta earthquake, while on World Series assignment for GMA in 1989
- Suiting up and playing baseball with the NY Yankees and NY Mets in their spring training camps
- Playing basketball against the Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square GardenSkies were looking sunny!
Spencer Christian salary |Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from his broadcasting career.