Charlie Rose is a TV journalist and the host of Charlie Ross show on PBS and Bloomberg LP, whose career abruptly ended in 2017, after allegations of sexual misconduct.
Charles Peete Rose Jr. was born on January 5th, 1942 in Henderson, North Carolina. He was the only child of Charles Peete Rose Senior and Margaret Frazier. His parents were tobacco farmers and they owned a country store. As a child, Charlie helped in the store often. He attended Henderson High School, where he became a local basketball star.
Charlie enrolled at the Duke University, with intent to go into pre-med and study medicine. However, he got an internship in the office of Democratic North Carolina Senator B. Everett Jordan and that experience got him interested in politics. He graduated Duke with a Bachelor’s Degree in history in 1964. He continued his education at the Duke University School of Law and received a Juris Doctor in 1968. Charlie was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order while in Duke. He also met his wife Mary King there and married her in 1968.
After college, Rose got a job at Bankers Trust but was often freelancing for TV stations, including BBC, where his wife worked. He got a job as a weekend reporter for WPIX-TV in 1972. Two years later, he was hired as a managing editor for the PBS series Bill Moyers’ International Report. He also worked as an anchor of CBS News Nightwatch. In 1991, he got his own show, titles Charlie Ross, on PBS. He interviewed a number of distinguished guests, including Barack Obama, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Martin Scorsese, Robin Williams, Jon Stewart, Sofia Coppola, and many others. He was also a correspondent for 60 minutes, as well as the anchor of CBS This Morning.
Sexual Harassment Accusations
In 2017, eight women who worked with Rose accused him of trying to get them naked in his presence, groping them and making lascivious phone calls to them. The Washington Post reported the story and the events allegedly lasted from the 1990s to 2011. Both PBS and Bloomberg LP immediately suspended his show and terminated his contracts. Rose issued an apology, saying: I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken”
Charlie Rose Net Worth 2020
Rose got several lucrative contracts during his career as well as endorsement deals. Charlie Rose’s net worth in 2020 is estimated at $23 million.