Quick Facts of Robert Breckenridge Ware MacNeil

  • Full NameRobert Breckenridge Ware MacNeil
  • Date of Birth1931 /01 /19
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceMontreal, Quebec, Canada
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBrown
  • Children1

Robert MacNeil also known as Robert Breckenridge Ware “Robin” MacNeil, is a Canadian-American journalist and writer. Moreover, MacNeil is a retired television news reporter who worked with Kim Lehrer to create The MacNeil/Lehrer Report in 1975. He has covered various news related to American and European politics for BBC.

Through his hard works and dedication in the field, MacNeil has earned great fortunes. Along with a great career, he also has a wonderful family. He is now living with his wife and son. If you want to know all the information about this reporter then read the whole article.

Enjoys a Impressive Net Worth

Robert MacNeil, 89 has earned a great fortune from his long professional career as a journalist. He has a net worth of $1 million from his works as a reporter. The major way of his earnings comes from his works as a television news reporter. Moreover, he has contributed so many years in the field of journalism. From hosting The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, she has successfully pocketed a good sum of money.

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Sources said that Robert makes an annual salary of over $60000. MacNeil, with a journalism experience of over a decade, has a rich and lavish lifestyle. However, the reporter hasn’t shared the details about his house and cars in the media. Lyse Doucet, Huw Edwards, Tina Daheley, and Samira Ahmed are some other popular television reports of BBC.

Who is Robert MacNeil’s Wife?

The award-winning reporter has many viewers around the world who want to know his marital status. Well, Robert MacNeil is a married man. He is married to his long time partner Donna Richards. They dated many years before they decided to take the next step by getting married. The love birds finally exchanged their wedding vows in 1984.

Robert MacNeil with his 3rd wife
Robert MacNeil with his wife Donna, Photo Source: Getty Image

The duo organized their wedding ceremony in a private ceremony hall where their close friends and family were only invited. It’s already more than four decades that they are together and still there are no signs of the couple getting divorced. Also, the news about their extramarital affairs is missing.

His Past Marriages

If you are regular viewers of Robert’s talk show then you might know every single detail about his personal life. But for those who are not familiar, let us tell you that he married thrice in his life. Yes, you heard it correct, the news reporter was firstly married to Rosemarie Copland. The briefly dated before they decide to walk down the aisle.

Their relationship lasted only for eight years and in 1964 they parted their ways legally. Following his separation, he began dating Jane Doherty whom he later married. The former couple tied their knot in 1965 after one year of his divorce with Rosemarie. He has a son Ian MacNeil, a British scenic designer with his former partner.

Career Details

Robert MacNeil started working in the journalism field at ITV in London, then for Reuters and then for NBC News as a reporter in Washington, D.C., and New York City. On 22 November 1963, for NBC News, MacNeil covered the visit of President John F. Kennedy to Dallas.  MacNeil began reporting American and European affairs for the BBC in 1967. He hosted the Washington Week news debate program in Review on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), from 1971 to 1974. MacNeil rose to fame during his coverage of the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings with PBS, for which he later received an Emmy Award.