Richard Roth Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Education, CNN, HBO, Salary, Net Worth

Richard Roth is an American journalist who works for CNN at the United Nations and New York, as a senior New York correspondent.

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Richard Roth Biography

Richard Roth is an American journalist who works for CNN at the United Nations and New York, as a senior New York correspondent. During his tenure at the network, he has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the unfolding Syrian crisis, the U.N.’s role and reactions to the Arab Spring, and different reports regarding American politics including the 2008 US presidential elections.

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Richard Roth Age

Roth was born in 1955 (age 67) in New York City.

Richard Roth Height

He stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Richard Roth Family

Born to a Jewish family, Richard Roth has not informed the public about his family members.

Richard Roth Wife

Due to his secretive nature, Roth has not talked about his wife or relationship status.

Richard Roth Education

Roth earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from New York University.

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Richard Roth is an American journalist who works for CNN at the United Nations and New York, as a senior New York correspondent. During his tenure at the network, he has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the unfolding Syrian crisis, the U.N.’s role and reactions to the Arab Spring, and different reports regarding American politics including the 2008 US presidential elections.

In addition, Roth’s stories have covered celebrities ranging from Jeremy Lin to Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Most recently, he covered the resignation of New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, the death of Heath Ledger, the Iran nuclear crisis, and the death of Michael Jackson.

Since 1993, Roth was based in the U.N. headquarters in NYC., where he reported on several global crises, such as Iran, Bosnia, North Korea and Iraq. In 2002 and 2003, he did an in-depth coverage of the fast increase in tensions between the US. and Iraq, the weapons inspection process followed by the subsequent war with Iraq. Also, senior correspondent, Richard Roth has covered different U.N. international conferences involving issues such as the population in Cairo, women in China, and social growth in Copenhagen.

For more than a decade, Roth hosted Diplomatic License: CNN’s international program dedicated to coverage of the U.N. In Dec. 2004, he traveled with United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to South Asia to cover the tragedy and after-effect of the tsunami that took more than 155,000 lives in the area.

During his time with CNN, Roth was reporting for the network at the World Trade Center located in New York when the buildings fell on Sep. 11th, 2001. At the beginning of the terrorist attacks in New York and also in Washington, D.C., Roth reported on the response from the U.N. He was also present at Ground Zero in NYC. covering President George W. Bush’s stop at the scene of the destruction.

CNN’s special report named Murder by Numbers was initially hosted by Roth in 1992. The report was a comprehensive profile of serial killers. Previously in 1991, he took part in the network’s special report Europe on the Brink. The report was about Western Europe’s Disappearing Borders.

From 1991-1992, Roth was a member of the CNN team covering the Gulf War. More recently, he was pictured in the HBO movie Live from Baghdad. Additionally, he has reported from Jordan, Baghdad and Amman. In Baghdad, he was deployed for 65 days and also from Tel Aviv during several Iraqi Scud missile attacks.

In 1990, Roth worked as CNN’s correspondent at the start of the Berlin Wall as well as the overthrow of the communist administrations both in Romania and Czechoslovakia. In 1989, Roth reported on the subsequent Chinese government crackdown and the Beijing student uprising in Tiananmen Square.

He has also reported both incidents in 1985: the terrorist attacks on the Achille Lauro cruise ship and at the Leonardo DaVinci Airport in Rome. During the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. he covered the scene, as well as the 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York.

A CNN veteran, Roth is tied for the second longest-serving CNN worker. He started as deputy bureau chief and assignment editor in CNN’s New York bureau when it launched in 1980. In 1981, he worked as CNN’s New York assistant bureau chief. This was followed by the Chicago bureau chief in 1982 and lastly the Rome bureau chief from 1982-1986. 55.

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Veteran journalist Richard Roth was present in Robert Wiener’s book Live from Baghdad. He was portrayed by actor Hamish Linklater when he was seen as a character in the 2002 HBO movie of the exact title.

Likewise, the book and the film feature Roth’s short involvement with Wiener’s team in Baghdad which was a result of the sudden departure of his fellow reporter coworker Tom Murphy on safety matters. Roth was stationed in Amman prior to Wiener and departed the crew briefly before the Gulf War started, though within this time became part of key coverage where the CNN team stepped into a chaotic US diplomatic mission in Baghdad and he interviewed a stranded US immigrant worker Robert Vinton. Eventually, Roth’s interview of Vinton saw overall coverage in the US and led ensuing disappearance of Bob Vinton by the Iraqi officers, though he was finally freed and permitted to leave Iraq for home.

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Prior to his posting at CNN, Roth served as an anchor and reporter for AP Radio and as a producer for WPIX-TV in New York.

Richard Roth Salary

Roth earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $110,500.

Richard Roth’s Net Worth

Roth has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million.

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