Randall Pinkston Biography
Randall Pinkston is an American journalist who is currently working as a correspondent and anchor for Al Jazeera America. Prior to joining Al Jazeera, he worked at CBS News. After a stint as a White House Correspondent in CBS’s Washington Bureau, he became a general assignment reporter contributing to CBS broadcasts. He also contributed to the CBS Reports documentary, Legacy of Shame with correspondent Dan Rather.
Born in Yazoo County, Mississippi, he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1973 from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. In addition, he earned a law degree from the University of Connecticut in 1980. Following his graduation, he began his career at WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, where he worked as an anchor and reported from 1971-1974. Later on, he worked for WJXT-TV as an urban affair director, a general assignment reporter, and a producer. He also worked for WFSB-TV in Hartford, where he served as a reporter and anchor of several public affairs programs.
From 1980 to 1990, he worked for WCBS-TV in New York. While there, he served as a reporter and the station’s New Jersey correspondent. Later in 1990, he joined CBS News as its White House correspondent. He spent two years covering President George H. W. Bush. In 1994, he was moved to CBS’ New York bureau where he reported for the CBS Evening News and other CBS News broadcasts.
On May 19, 2013, it was announced that he was leaving CBS after 33 years of service. He then joined Al Jazeera America as a freelance journalist in November 2000. However, the Al Jazeera Media Network announced on January 14, 2016, that it would be shutting down Al Jazeera America’s cable TV and digital operations on April 30, 2016.
Randall Pinkston Age
How old is Pinkston? Pinkston is 71 years old as of 2021. He was born on March 3, 1950, in Yazoo County, Mississippi, the United States. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on March 3 every year.
Randall Pinkston’s Height
Pinkston stands at an average height and weighs 60 kg equivalent to 132 lbs.
Randall Pinkston Family
Pinkston has preferred not to share information about his parents and siblings.
Randall Pinkston Wife
Pinkston is happily married to his caring wife, Patricia McLain. They currently reside in Teaneck, New Jersey, Bergen County.
Randall Pinkston Net Worth
Pinkston has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. His income is attributed to his career as a journalist.
Randall Pinkston Salary
Pinkston receives an estimated annual salary of between $30, 000-$150, 000.