John Charles Hockenberry a.k.a. John Hockenberry is an American born journalist and author best known as the host of a live national news program, The Takeaway. The program has been created by Public Radio International and WNYC based in New York. According to some sources, John's estimated net worth a few years back was $900 thousand. But what is his net worth as in 2018? We will soon find it out.
Well, apart from journalism and writing, John was a famous figure in the disability rights movement. Back when he was just 19-years-old, he suffered a spinal cord injury causing him to be paralyzed chest below.
Below we are going to share with you some information about his earnings, career, and awards.
Unlike other personalities in the industry, very little information is revealed when it comes to John's earnings and salary. Prior to departing from WNYC's The Takeaway, his monthly earning from the show was $265,595. His co-hosts of the show Adaora Udoji and Laura Walker earned $332,147 and $512,870 respectively.
Apart from this, he is also a writer and has published a few books which gained quite a lot of popularity. Moreover, John is also known for his amazing articles and has written for some big newspapers and magazines. These are also a source of his income.
The exact figures of how much the journalist earns are unknown, but we are sure that he earns hundred thousand of dollars monthly. A few years back, John's net worth was around $900 thousand, but as in 2018, his net worth is high. But it has not been revealed exactly.
John, who is currently married to his wife Alison Craiglow is a father of 5 children, and he started his career in the field of journalism back in 1992 as a volunteer for the National Public Radio. He later moved to D.C., in 1981, and he soon started work as a newscaster there. By 1989, he had already started hosting two-hour news show HEAT with John Hockenberry on NPR.
He served as a host on the show only for 2 years. He worked in NPR for 15 years and covered news in numerous areas of the world including Persian Gulf War in 1991 and 1992. Moreover, in 1991, he also became the first host of Talk of Nation on NPR.
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He departed from NPR in 1992 and started working for ABC News on Day One. He appeared on the series from 1993 to 1995. He also published his first memoir in 1995 titled Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence. He published another book in 2001 titled A River Out of Eden.
John Hockenberry's Book
Later in 1999, he started working as a hist on MSNBC show Hockenberry. But he worked on the show for only 6 months. Furthermore, in the same year, he also reported on Kosovo War.
Watch John interview his two daughters
In the year 2007, he started hosting The Takeaway until August of 2017. Moreover, throughout the 2000's he wrote for big names like The New Yorker, Wierd, The New York Times, and many others.
Moving on to his achievements, he is a proud owner of 4 Emmy Awards and 3 Peabody Awards.
However, despite being one of the very respected journalists in The United States, he was accused of harassment, bullying and unwanted touching by several women working with him. The accusation was made back in late 2017.