Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: May 19, 1934
Date of Passing: January 23, 2020
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Jim Lehrer was an American television journalist.

Lehrer was the former executive editor and a former news anchor for the PBS NewsHour, and was known for his role as a debate moderator in U.S. presidential election campaigns.

Jim Lehrer was an American television journalist.

Lehrer was the former executive editor and a former news anchor for the PBS NewsHour, and was known for his role as a debate moderator in U.S. presidential election campaigns.

In October 1975, Lehrer became the Washington correspondent for the Robert MacNeil Report on Thirteen/WNET New York. Two months later, he was promoted to co-anchor, and the program was accordingly renamed The MacNeil/Lehrer Report. In September 1983, Lehrer and MacNeil relaunched their show as The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour which, after MacNeil's departure in 1995, was renamed The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and in 2009 became the PBS NewsHour.

Jim Lehrer was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame (with Robert MacNeil) in 1999.

Lehrer died January 23, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. He was 85.

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Awards & Nominations

No Nominations | 1 Honor
Hall of Fame - 1999
  • Winner
  • Jim Lehrer , as Honoree
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