Charles Osgood – Net Worth, Age, Wikipedia, Family, Biography

Charles Osgood Wiki Biography

Charles Osgood Wood III was born on 8 January 1933, in The Bronx, New York City USA, and is a radio and television anchor and writer, best known as the host of “The Osgood File”and “CBS News Sunday Morning” programs.

A noted broadcast journalist, how wealthy is Charles Osgood? According to sources in early 2017, Osgood has amassed a fortune of over $5 million. His net worth has largely been acquired during his career in radio and television which began in the mid-1950s.

Charles Osgood Net Worth $5 million

Osgood is the oldest of three children. His family moved to Baltimore, Maryland when he was nine years old, where he attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic school, matriculating in 1951. He later enrolled at New York City’s Fordham University, graduating in 1954 with a degree in economics, and where he worked at the school’s radio station WFUV too.

Shortly afterwards, Osgood began working as an announcer on the music stations WGMS (AM) and WGMS-FM in Washington, D.C. The following year he joined the US Army and toured as the emcee of its band for the next few years; their song with US Senator Everett Dirksen entitled “Gallant Men” earned a Grammy Award, reaching #16 on the Billboard 200 chart. During this time, Osgood also worked as an announcer on several radio stations in the Washington area, eventually returning to WGMS as announcer and general manager’s assistant, later being promoted to program director. All contributed to his wealth.

Osgood is credited for providing commentary on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1960 acclaimed album, a collection of thirty-three speeches called “FDR Speaks”.

In 1962 he landed his first television job, becoming the general manager of Channel 18-WHCT, today’s WUVN, in Hartford, Connecticut. The following year he landed a job at ABC News in New York City as a writer and host of “Flair Reports”, spending the next four years reporting for ABC radio and television, paving his way to fame and increasing his net worth.

In 1967 Osgood began working at CBS Radio, as a reporter for Newsradio 880. In 1971 he became the host of the daily program called “The Osgood File”, a three-minute show broadcast on over 400 radio stations nationwide, which brought him one Peabody and three Emmy Awards, boosting his popularity and wealth. The same year he joined the CBS television network, where he served as a reporter and anchor of the “CBS Sunday Night News” for several years, and later co-anchored the “CBS Morning News” and “CBS Afternoon News”. He also served as a reporter for the CBS science broadcast “Walter Cronkite’s Universe” and contributed to “The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather”. All added to his fortune.

In 1994 Osgood became the host of a news magazine television program called “CBS News Sunday Morning”, replacing Charles Kuralt. He went on to spend 22 years on the show, reaching stardom and significantly increasing his wealth. He retired as the show’s host in 2016, at the age of 83, but has continued to host “The Osgood File”.

Aside from his career on radio and television, Osgood has also been the best-selling author of seven books, which brought him a decent income as well He has also written a three-act play called “A Single Voice”.

In addition, he has been involved in the film industry, providing his voice to narrate the animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ “Horton Hears a Who!” in 2008.

Osgood’s remarkable career has enabled him to achieve legendary status and a considerable net worth. He has received several awards and honors, such as being inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.

Speaking about his private life, Osgood has been married to Jean Crafton since 1973. The couple has four children.

Full Name Charles Osgood
Net Worth $5 Million
Date Of Birth January 8, 1933
Died September 15, 1991
Place Of Birth New York City, New York, United States
Profession American television writer
Education Fordham University
Nationality American
Spouse Jean Osgood
Children Annie Osgood, Winston Osgood, Jamie Osgood, Emily Osgood, Kathleen Osgood
Nicknames Charles Osgood Wood III
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program, James Beard Award for Best National Television Food Journalism, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, James Beard Award for Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location, James Beard Award …
Nominations James Beard Award for Specials, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story – Long Form
Movies CBS News Sunday Morning Since, Horton Hears a Who!, The Number Man – Bach at Three Hundre
TV Shows Walter Cronkite’s Universe
1 The catchphrase – “See You On The Radio.”
2 His calm-reasonable personality.
3 His bowties.
1 He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.
2 His father was a textile salesman.
3 Graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1951.
4 Is the best-selling author of 7 books.
5 Met Ted Koppel at WABC in 1963, where the lifelong friendship began.
6 Before he was a successful newsanchor at CBS, he was a music disc jockey at WGMS in Washington, D.C.
7 He has 7 hobbies: gardening, swimming, spending time with his family, playing the piano, drawing, poetry and reading.
8 A baseball buff.
9 Best known by the public as the host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979).
10 After his 22-year stint as host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979), he retired from hosting duties, full-time, in September 2016, at age 83.
11 He announced his retirement as host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)effective in September, 2016. He last appearance on the show was September 25th. [28 August 2016].
12 Friends of: Walter Cronkite, Charles Kuralt, Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Andy Rooney, Harry Reasoner, Lesley Stahl, Jane Pauley, Ted Koppel, Tom Brokaw, Roger Mudd, Harry Smith, Mark McEwen, Alan Alda, Ben Stein, Bryant Gumbel, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Julie Chen, Bob Schieffer, Peter Jennings, Charles Gibson, John Cacavas and Jack Haley Jr..
13 Every summer, when Osgood was young, he and his sister both spent most of their times at their grandmother’s house in Massachusetts.
14 In 1942, when Osgood was 9, his father transferred from The Bronx, New York to Baltimore, Maryland.
15 Owns a house in the south of France.
16 Long lives ran in his family.
17 Before he was a successful newsanchor at CBS, he used to work at ABC News.
18 The oldest of 3 children.
19 The song he remembered playing was “The Happy Farmer,” at a recital. He nearly forgot to perform; when he wasn’t called.
20 As of 2016, he surpassed Charles Kuralt as the longest-serving host of CBS News Sunday Morning (1979). At the time of his retirement, he hosted the show for 22 years.
21 Before he turned 9, the Japanese took manila and unfortunately, he had to pin the Japanese fought to the big Chinese map he had tacked to his bedroom wall. [2 January 1942].
22 Lives in New York City with his wife. [2008]
23 Charles Osgood was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
24 Plays piano and 5-string banjo
25 Children: Kathleen (b. 1974), Winston (b. 1975), Annie (b. 1977), Emily (b. 1979), Jamie (b. 1983)


Title Year Status Character
Horton Hears a Who! 2008 Narrator (voice)


Title Year Status Character
CBS News Sunday Morning 2002-2016 TV Series documentary Himself – Anchor / Himself – Host / Himself – Correspondent / …
The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Joe Louis: America’s Hero… Betrayed 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Daily Show 1997 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Himself – Guest
CBS This Morning 1987 TV Series Himself – News Anchor (1987-1992)
The CBS Morning News 1987 TV Series Himself – Co-anchor (1987-1992)
Universe 1980 TV Series Reporter
The Mike Douglas Show 1980 TV Series Himself – CBS News

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2015 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Morning Program CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
2013 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Morning Program CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)