David Wright Biography
David Wright is an American Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter who is currently working at ABC News. He joined the ABC News team in November 2000, as a correspondent in the network’s Los Angeles bureau, and was posted to London, Washington, and New York. Currently, he serves as ABC News correspondent and anchor of World News Tonight, Nightline, and Good Morning America. He can also be seen reporting the news to ABC News President James Goldston. In his career, he has traveled all over the world, and covered major news events in the United States and overseas.
David Wright Age
Wright is 57 years old as of 2021. He was born in 1964, in Buffalo, New York, United States. He likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not revealed the date or month he was born.
David Wright Height
Wright stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
David Wright Family
Wright’s father is Dr. John Wright a former professor and dean at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. His mother was Deanna Wright who later on passed away. He likes to keep his personal life private hence there is no information on his siblings.
David Wright Wife
Wright is married to Victoria Brannigan who happens to be the former producer of Sky News. They met in Rome while they were both covering Pope John Paul II’s funeral. Later on, they got engaged at the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere on October 29, 2005, at a Roman Catholic ceremony. Together the couple has been blessed with three children whose names he has not mentioned as he likes to keep his personal life private. He resides in Manhattan, New York together with his family.
David Wright Net Worth
Wright has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor and reporter.
David Wright Salary
Wright earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
David Wright Career
In 2016, he was the lead political reporter for Nightline covering the presidential campaign. Regardless of the fact that he is currently in New York, he travels weekly to lend a hand to ABC’s White House team covering the Trump administration. For over 15 years he has been serving with the ABC News team. Being a long-term serving anchor has given him the opportunity to interview six United States presidents, cover two papal transitions, and report from six continents. He has also profiled Hollywood stars and interviewed pioneering tech entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. In addition, has been on the frontlines of revolutions, natural disasters, nuclear meltdowns, humanitarian crises, terror attacks, and wars,
He reported from Gaza at the height of the Israeli bombardment in 2014. Hours before the IDF bombed the airport, he has landed in Beirut during Israel’s war with Lebanon in 2006, and he prolonged his stay till the conflict was resolved. For more than twelve times he traveled to Iraq from before the United States invasion to the surge. During the ABC’s ongoing “Where Things Stand” project, his reports from Baghdad and Fallujah shared an Emmy award in 2004. The judges of the George Foster Peabody Awards cited his extensive coverage from Afghanistan as part of ABC’s overall coverage of Sept. 11 and its aftermath. In 2005, his reporting in Sudan o the Darfur genocide won an Overseas Press Club Award and an Emmy award.
During his career lifetime, he has had some outstanding experiences such as tracking polar bears on the shores of Hudson Bay, searching remote stretches of the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian airliner, sitting face-to-face with mountain gorillas in Congo, and hiking the Hindu Kush in the dead of winter after an earthquake. he covered Republican maverick John McCain during 2008, general election. Furthermore, during the historic bid for the presidency by Barack Obama, he covered and traveled with Obama for the better part of a year. In addition, he accompanied both Pope Benedict during his visit to Europe and the Middle East, and Pope Francis during his visit through Africa and South America.
He has had the privilege to secure a seat in historical locations due to his career. The night when Obama became the first African-American president, he was in St. Paul covering the historic event. Another historic event that he covered was the night Pope John Paul II died whereby he reported live from the Vatican. In addition, from New York, he reported the Taliban fell and from New York City, and from Kabul he reported the Taliban fall. He was living at St, Peter’s Square as white smoke proclaimed the election of Pope Benedict XVI. In 2006, ABC’s papal coverage won the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award.
His career started in public radio at WBUR-Boston and KQED-San Francisco where he served as a reporter and anchor. In the NBC affiliate, he hosted the award-winning statewide broadcast “The California Report”. On many occasions, he was a contributor to NPR nationally. He is a Buffalo native. Additionally, he graduated magna cum laude with a master’s degree from Harvard at Merton College, Oxford.
David Wright ABC News
Wright is currently working at ABC News where he works alongside other famous ABC News anchors and reporters including;
- John Quiñones
- Karen Travers
- Pierre Thomas
- Cecilia Vega
- Elizabeth Vargas
- Nick Watt
- Jeff Zeleny
- Ginger Zee
David Wright Social Media Platforms
Wright is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 32k followers on Twitter, over 1k followers on Instagram, and over 7k followers on Facebook.