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Media Veteran Ron Claiborne, Married Man With Wife? Family Besides ABC

Date: 06 Mar, 2019

Media Veteran Ron Claiborne, Married Man With Wife? Family Besides ABC

Quick Summary

Date of BirthAugust 20 ,1953
Age65 Years 9 Month(s)
NationalityAmerican
Birth PlaceSan Francisco, California, United States
Birth NameRonald Eldridge Claiborne.
ProfessionJournalist
Career 1986–2018
Relationship StatusSingle
GayNo
Net WorthNot Disclosed
AwardsEmmy (2000)
Ethnicity/RaceAfrican-American
CollegeColumbia University Graduate School of Journalism

When the person is doing so well for the society, then it is natural to have curiosity regarding his personal life. That was the case of Ron's love life, and to quench the public thirst, he stated a special term for his wife-to-be.

American journalist Ron Claiborne was a long-serving correspondent for ABC News. He served as the contemporary reporter for the weekend edition of Good Morning America.

Reading to Kids: Ron Claiborne discusses the 500 Men Reading Event on ABC Network's Good Morring, America in which he also participated to read alongside 499 other influential men to read to children. (Published on Feb 7, 2018 )

On 1 September, Ron Claiborne appeared for the on-location reporting of the special coverage of  Senator John McCain's private memorial service and ceremonies on ABC Television Network.

Ron Claiborne Bio: Age, Education

Ron was born in San Francisco, California on 20 August 1953 whose birth name is Ronald Eldridge Claiborne. He is of Southern descent as his parents were from Alabama and South Carolina, and possess African-American ethnicity.

Although Ron has not revealed much about his family, it is evident that Ron is a loving son. Back on 10 May 2015, he tweeted a photo with his mother to wish her on the occasion of Mother's Day and on July of the same year, he repeated the treat by wishing her a happy 89th birthday on twitter.

It was also evident that he had precious memories of his father who died in September 1995 as he shared a long post sharing his experiences with his father on Facebook.

Through his bio, it is known that he attended and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in psychology and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Ron Claiborne Career Growth At ABC Network

Claiborne's journalism career began after he worked at an independent newspaper based in Richmond, California.  

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Claiborne later joined ABC News in 1986 as a general assignment correspondent based in Boston and frequently reported and contributed to World NewsNightline and Good Morning America.

He covered and reported a wide variety of stories for ABC News including the legalization of gay marriages in Massachusetts, the Boston Catholic Church scandal in 2002, the Elian Gonzales custody battle, the Yugoslavia conflict in Belgrade and 2008 U.S. Presidential campaigns. He was also awarded an Emmy in 2000 for his coverage of the seizure of Elian Gonzales in Miami.

The news reporter, with his escalating age, has now spent 32 precious years of his life at ABC Network as a news correspondent and reporter.

Ron Claiborne To Leave ABC After 32 Years

The veteran journalist announced that he was stepping down from his role with ABC after serving the broadcaster for 32continued years. Announcing his departure through a tweet on 16 September 2018, he stated that he was taking his time off from Good Morning America where he served as more news reporter on the weekends. 

The colorful journalist was quickly heaped with farewell messages from the biggest names in the news industry on his announcement. WCVB chief meteorologist was quick to congratulate him on his service and wished him luck for the future. 

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Similarly, Matthew Dowd, the chief political analyst at ABC also passed on a congratulatory message and commented about missing him already. Not just that, other bigwigs from news business Dave Price, LZ Granderson, Tiffany Kenny, Julia Mcfarlane, and Russ Mitchell also showered him with congratulatory messages on his retirement.

ABC's Friends And Colleagues Greet Him Farewell With Party

The ABC fraternity also did their best efforts to grant him with a huge farewell and organized him a goodbye party at the Dakota bar. The celebrations ran deep into the wee hours of the weekend and were attended by James Goldston, Barbara Fedida, Marc Burstein, Diane Sawyer, John Quinones, Dan Harris, Paula Faris, and Sara Haines all of whom had a direct working relationship with the multiple award-winning journalists.  

Similarly, his colleagues at the GMA compiled a farewell video that consisted of his best moments working with the network along with messages from all his co-workers.

There Is No Good At Goodbye: His colleagues wish Ron Claiborne farewell at the Good Morning America (Published on Sep 16, 2018)

The newser was apparently taken back by the gesture and struggled to hide back his tears. At the end of the video, he thanked everyone for their sweet messages and left saying that he would cherish those 32 years spent with fondness. 

Ron Claiborne's Net Worth

Through the success in his career, the brilliant journalist enjoys a net worth of $5 million, even though his salary remains confined.

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However, according to paysa.com, an average news correspondent enjoys a salary of about $103,000, and top earners make as much as $131,000. As Ron Claiborne is one of the major ABC reporters, it can be clearly deduced that he makes around $130,000 as his salary at ABC.

Ron Claiborne Seeks Aquarius Wife

If you follow him on social media, you probably know that Ron likes keeping his personal life confined. The brilliant journalist Ron Claiborne, as is yet to reveal his love-life, remains a single guy in the media's eyes. However, he once opened up about the match he's looking for!

Back in September 2011, the team of Good Morning America planned to run informal call interactions after the show. During the After Show Call Session, a caller was interested to know his zodiac sign. 

When Ron answered he was Leo; the caller asked if he knew his soul mate should be an Aquarius. Giggles of the co-anchors followed the conversation, and Claiborne replied that he wasn't married, but he was on a lookout for potential Aquarius mates. It seems that Ron is waiting for the perfect match to build up a family and have children with.

Well, if you too share the zodiac Aquarius and wish to be his wife, you can try your hands with Ron. What do you think about that? 

Because of his secrecy in his personal life and absence of romantic fling with a girl in the past, many fans even speculated him to be on the gay side.

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But his sexual orientation remains straight as Ron has not provided any confirmation about him being on the gay side, and besides, he has already hinted his interest in women, that too an Aquarian!

Ron Claiborne's Engaged In Global Volunteer Program After Retirement

Having served as a journalist on-camera for such long years; currently, he is working in something more of an off-screen work. Starting from December of 2018 he has been working as a Global Volunteer teaching English to secondary school students in parts of Africa.

Volunteering After Retirement: Ron Claiborne shares an insight of his volunteering journey at Africa (Photo: Ron Claiborne's Facebook| 2018)

He frequently posts updates about his Global Volunteer journey in Africa on his Facebook page. Besides being a voluntary English teacher, he also works as a Global volunteer at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center in Entebbe. After serving at Africa he also travelled to India, and Singapore of which he shared the experience on his Facebook page as well.

While he posts about his adventurous endeavor and journey, his comment section can be seen filled with good wishes and ‘Miss You’s’ from his viewers. This reflects the good impact he has shed upon his viewers over his years serving as a journalist.