Hugh Downs Bio-Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Death, Kids, and Net Worth

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How much money do Downs earn?
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Who is Hugh Downs?

Hugh Downs (full name: Hugh Malcolm Downs) was an American television broadcaster, host, producer, and author. He is known for his active years in broadcasting from 1945 to 1999. Downs has served on several successful roles which include morning television, prime time television, and late-night television.

He began his on-air television career in 1945 in Chicago. There, he became a regular on several nationally broadcast programs over the next decade. in 1954, he moved to New York City after he was invited to do a program there. From 1957 to 1962, he served as announcer/sidekick for Tonight Starring Jack Paar. He then served as co-host of the NBC News program Today from 1962 to 1971. Between 1958 and 1969, he also serves as host of the Concentration game show.

A photo of Hugh Downs
A photo of Hugh Downs

He was the anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20 from 1978 to 1999. Downs also hosted the PBS talk show Over Easy. He was also the sometime co-host of the syndicated talk show Not for Women Only.

How Old was Hugh Downs?

Hugh Malcolm Downs died at the age of 99 on July 1, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. He was born on February 14, 1921, in Akron, Ohio, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people such as Dan Aykroyd, Alan Ruck, Missy Elliott, Liv Tyler, among others.

Hugh Downs Family

Who are Hugh Downs’s Parents?

Downs was born to Edith (née Hicks) and Milton Howard Downs, who worked in business.

Do Hugh Downs have Siblings?

Hugh’s secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we shall update it here as soon as possible.

Hugh Downs Education

He received his high school studies at Lima Shawnee High School in Lima, Ohio. He later attended Bluffton College, a Mennonite school in Bluffton, Ohio; and Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, during the period 1938–1941.

Hugh Downs Wife

Downs was married to the love of his life Ruth Shaheen Downs until her death on March 28, 2017, at age 95.

Hugh Downs Kids

Downs had two children with his wife Ruth, Deirdre, and H.R.

Hugh Downs Death

The versatile and Emmy-winning broadcaster died on July 1, 2020, at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. According to the family, it was not due to COVID-19.

Hugh Downs Net Worth

The veteran broadcaster had earned greatly from his career. He has a net worth estimate of $20 million.