Don Harrison was born on the 8th of August (Leo zodiac sign) 1947 in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, United states. He was an anchor on the CNN Headline news starting from 1982 till his tragic death from renal cancer in 1998. He spent sixteen years working for the TV news broadcasting station. He died on the 2nd of May, 1988 (61 years) in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA. His burial was at Highland Cemetery Ottawa, Franklin county, Kansas, USA.
He was a very dedicated and successful person in the broadcasting industry, although recent generations might not have heard of him, he will forever he remembered as on of the original anchors at Cables News Network (CNN). His obituary was featured in so many news article and papers ranging from his obituary at find a grave, Chicago Sin-times, CNN, LA times, Topeka Capital-Journal and so many others.
Don Harrison Career Details
Don Harrison spent over 30 years (three decades) in the broadcastings and media business. He began his soon to be blooming career in television at WIBW TV in Topeka, Kansas after several years of working at various radio stations. In 1974, he joined the Baltimore WBAL TV as a broadcaster, he worked as an anchor for three years at WTSP TB in Tampa. With his work with the stations, he mostly read the news story, only slightly reworded, several times every single day. He described his job at a 1992 interview as a performer trying to keep the pace for over 30 – 45 minutes for the viewers, he is simply someone who strives to entertain and educate his viewers. For almost half of the years, he worked as a staff of KCMO TV (now popularly known as KCTV) in Kansas City and an additional four years at KMSP TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was also given an award at KCTV from the United States department of Housing and Urban Development for a documentary called ‘This Old House’. He was a part of the original team of anchors when the CNN’s Headline News went on air for the first time ever as CNN 2, way back in 1982. With his voice which became extremely popular among people who listened to his news, Harrison was in high demand for paid voice over works for TBS and CNN international. This led to his expanding to another branch of his extremely successful career.
Don Harrison Awards
Harrison won the Cable Ace award for best news anchor in 1987. While still in Tampa, he was the solo anchor of WTSP’s ‘Action News’ for three years (1978 – 1981).
Harrison got one of his legs removed due to the long battle he had with fighting bone cancer at the very young age of thirteen. He also lost one of his kidneys due to his cancer in 1993. With years of dedication and service to this field, Don Harrison would forever be remembered by his colleagues and those who came and would come after him.
The president of CNN Headline News, Bob Furnad spoke about his relationship with Don Harrison and the kind of person Don was perceived to be. He said, “Don was one of the most talented people in the television news industry…” he also went on to mention how much of an extraordinary human being and person Don Harrison was. Bob also spoke about the personal and professional excellence Don showed throughout his career.
Don Harrison Net Worth
His net worth hasn’t been revealed to the public yet. Don Harrison kept most things about himself, very personal and private, and his assets (properties, cars, stocks e.t.c) were kept private by him even after his death.
Don Harrison Dating History And Marriage Details
Much is not known about Harrison’s marriage or precious relationships, but he was married Carolyn Harrison and has two sons and a daughter with his wife.
Don Harrison Parents
Nothing is known about Don’s parents or siblings till date. News might surface later regarding their identities, but for now, nothing is known.
Don Harrison Kids
Don Harrison had three children with his wife Carolyn Harrison. They both have two sons and a daughter.
Don Harrison Body Measurements
His accurate body measurements are not known to be in the public, but he had a great physique.
- Hair color – Brown
- Eye color – Hazel