John Merrow Biography
John Merrow is an American journalist, news anchor, and author who reported on education issues starting in the 1970s. He is from Summit, New Jersey. Merrow was the education correspondent for the PBS NewsHour program. The features-often under the umbrella of “The Merrow Report” – were a staple of education reporting on public broadcasting.
He was also the executive producer, host and president of Learning Matters, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that creates television, radio and online segments and documentaries, focusing primarily on education.
John Merrow Age
John G. G. Merrow II was born on 14 June 1941 in Summit, New Jersey, U.S. He is 78 years old as of 2019.
John Merrow Family
The is no available information regarding Merrow’s family and less is known about his father, mother or siblings.
John Merrow Wife
Merrow is married to Joan Lonergan and he lives in New York city with his wife.
John Merrow Career
He earned a A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1964 and also received an M.A. degree in American Studies from Indiana University in 1968. He graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a doctorate in Education and Social Policy. Merrow began his career as an education reporter in 1974, when National Public Radio began airing his first investigative reports on the nation’s schools. He quickly developed a devoted following with his program “Options In Education,” which aired for eight years. It was a weekly radio broadcast which then received the prestigious George Polk Award in 1981.
He later produced a seven-part television series for PBS along the same lines, entitled “Your Children, Our Children.” In 1984, the program received an Emmy nomination. Merrow also served as education correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour for five years (1985–1990). He briefly occupied a similar position with The Learning Channel before returning to the PBS program in 1993.
Merrow established Learning Matters, which produced his NewsHour reports, along with other media content in 1995. He then created Listen Up! – a project which trains disadvantaged youth and their teachers in broadcast production skills and techniques in 1998. Merrow received a the George Foster Peabody Award in 2001 for “School Sleuth: The Case of an Excellent School, “and won a second Peabody Award for Listen Up’s production, “Beyond Borders,” in 2006. Learning Matters’ programming received Emmy nominations in 2005 and 2007.
John was honored with the prestigious Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education in 2012. He retired in 2005 and also Learning Matters was acquired by Education Week.
John Merrow Books
He is also a published book author: he wrote “Choosing Excellence” (2001), “Below C Level” (2010), and “The Influence of Teachers”. Merrow also co-edited, with Richard Hersh, “Declining by Degrees” (2005).
John Merrow Salary
Merrow is a veteran broadcast journalist but his salary is not yet disclosed.
John Merrow Net Worth
Merrow has an estimated net worthof 1.4 million.