Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite
1916 - 2009
Walter Cronkite  American TV News

Walter Cronkite dating history


Walter Cronkite was previously married to Betsy Maxwell (1940 - 2005).

Walter Cronkite was in a relationship with Joanna Simon (2005 - 2009).


American TV News Walter Cronkite was born Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. on 4th November, 1916 in Saint Joseph, Missouri and passed away on 17th Jul 2009 New York City, NY aged 92. He is most remembered for Cbs News. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Walter Cronkite is a member of the following lists: Peabody Award winners, 60 Minutes correspondents and CBS News.


Who is Walter Cronkite dating? Walter Cronkite girlfriend, wife list. Help us build our profile of Walter Cronkite! Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions.

Relationship Statistics

Married1 65 years - -
Dating1 4 years, 6 months - -
Total2 65 years 34 years, 9 months 4 years, 6 months


First Name Walter
Middle Name Leland
Last Name Cronkite
Full Name at Birth Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.
Alternative Name Uncle Walter, The Most Trusted Man in America, Walter Wilcox, Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr., Walter Cronkite
Age 92 (age at death) years
Birthday 4th November, 1916
Birthplace Saint Joseph, Missouri
Died 17th July, 2009
Place of Death New York City, NY
Cause of Death Cerebral vascular disease
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Distinctive Feature Deep Reassuring Voice
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Anglican / Episcopalian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School San Jacinto High School in Houston, Texas
University University of Texas at Austin
Occupation Text TV News, Broadcast Journalist, Actor, Producer
Occupation TV News
Claim to Fame Cbs News
Year(s) Active 1935–2009
Official Websites,,
Friend Eli Wallach, Ann Sheridan

Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. Cronkite reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; the Dawson's Field hijackings; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon. He was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of an Ambassador of Exploration award. Cronkite is known for his departing catchphrase, "And that's the way it is", followed by the date of the broadcast.

More about Walter Cronkite
Less about Walter Cronkite

Dating History

Partner Comparison

Walter Cronkite92 ScorpioTV News
Joanna Simon85 LibraOpera singer
Betsy Maxwell89 AquariusJournalist


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
NancyFemale11th May, 194874 years oldBetsy Maxwell
Mary KathleenFemale5th September, 195071 years oldBetsy Maxwell
Walter LelandMale22nd April, 195765 years oldBetsy Maxwell


21 and a Wake-Up2009NarrationMovie
Liberty's Kids: Est. 17762002Benjamin FranklinTV Show
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story1993Captain Neweyes (voice)Movie
Murphy Brown1988Walter CronkiteTV Show
Spaceship Earth19822nd Edition Narrator - 1986-1994 (voice)Short Film
The Mary Tyler Moore Show1970Walter CronkiteTV Show
You Are There1953Host, Narrated by, NarratorTV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950NarratorTV Show


Posted commentsView all comments (2)

Linda LeeAug 12, 2009

I grew up watching him share the news, and always ending the newscast with, And that`s the way it is. He never seemed to give opinions but always shared each story with an objective outlook. He will be missed!

luis_LandaJun 18, 2008

What can you say he is true legend.

Join the FamousFix discussion board >>



Top Contributors for Walter Cronkite

Edit Page

Help keep Walter Cronkite profile up to date.

Six Degrees

Six Degrees Connections

Connect any celebrity with Walter Cronkite to see how closely they are linked... romantically!

Recent connections involving Walter Cronkite