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Encyclopedia > Bill Ritter (journalist)
William Ritter
Bill Ritter (left) and Lauren Glassberg on the 11 p.m. newscast on July 6, 2007.
Gender Male
Born Feb 26, 1950
Age 57
Circumstances
Occupation Journalist
Marital status Married
Family Yes
Spouse Janny Scott, New York Times Reporter
Children 2 Children
Notable credit(s) Evening Anchor for WABC-TV (1999-present) (with Diana Williams and Liz Cho)
Reporter for 20/20

Bill Ritter (Born Feb 26, 1950) is an American television journalist. He currently co-anchors the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. editions of Eyewitness News on WABC-TV in New York City with Liz Cho, in addition to being a reporter for the ABC News magazine program 20/20. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 720 pixel, file size: 125 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Bill Ritter and Lauren Glassberg. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 720 pixel, file size: 125 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Bill Ritter and Lauren Glassberg. ... Lauren Glassberg on Eyewitness News at 11 in 2007. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... A Female Reporter A reporter is a type of journalist who researches and presents information in certain types of mass media. ... WABC-TV, channel 7, is the flagship station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. ... Diana Williams (born October 13, 1958) is currently a lead news anchor at WABC-TV in New York City, where she co-anchors the 5 p. ... Liz Cho born June 14, 1971 ) is currently a weekday anchor, alongside Bill Ritter, on Eyewitness News at WABC-TV in New York City. ... 20/20 is an American television newsmagazine broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eyewitness News is a local television newscast format, widely used in different markets across the United States. ... WABC-TV, channel 7, is the flagship station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, located in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Liz Cho born June 14, 1971 ) is currently a weekday anchor, alongside Bill Ritter, on Eyewitness News at WABC-TV in New York City. ... ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... 20/20 is an American television newsmagazine broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. ...


Ritter replaced longtime WABC anchor Bill Beutel on the 11 p.m. newscast in 1999, and on the 6 p.m. newscast in 2001 with Diana Williams. Prior to that, he was a weekend anchor from 1998 to 1999, after serving as a co-anchor on ABC's Good Morning America Sunday from 1993 to 1998. During his tenure on Good Morning America Sunday, he filled in for Charles Gibson on Good Morning America. Bill Beutel, born William Charles Beutel, Jr. ... Diana Williams (born October 13, 1958) is currently a lead news anchor at WABC-TV in New York City, where she co-anchors the 5 p. ... Charles Dewolf Gibson (commonly known as Charlie Gibson when hosting Good Morning America) (born March 9, 1943), is an American journalist best known as co-anchor of Good Morning America on ABC from January 1987 to May 1998 and from January 1999 to June 28, 2006, a span of 19... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ...


In July 2006, he returned to Good Morning America as a substitute co-anchor, while still anchoring the 6 p m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WABC with Liz Cho, and was considered a possible candidate for a position that opened up on the program when Charles Gibson left in June 2006 to become permanent anchor of World News Tonight. According to published reports, Ritter took himself out of the candidate pool. ABC World News Tonight is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ...


Ritter attended San Diego State University and majored in economics and accounting. San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. ...


In the summer of 2007, Ritter has presented the 11 p.m. newscast with several substitute anchors. Ritter's former partner Diana Williams, Sade Baderinwa, and Lauren Glassberg are a few anchors that have filled in for the vacationing Liz Cho, who gave birth to her first child on May 17, 2007. Cho is expected to be gone from the station for the duration of the summer. [1] Diana Williams (born October 13, 1958) is currently a lead news anchor at WABC-TV in New York City, where she co-anchors the 5 p. ... Sade Baderinwa of WABC-TV on Eyewitness News in 2005. ... Lauren Glassberg on Eyewitness News at 11 in 2007. ... Liz Cho born June 14, 1971 ) is currently a weekday anchor, alongside Bill Ritter, on Eyewitness News at WABC-TV in New York City. ...


Speculation reveals that Sade Baderinwa is expected to permanently join Ritter at the 6 and 11 PM slot, switching anchor shifts with Liz Cho.


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