Meg Oliver Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, CBS News, Net Worth, and Salary

Meg Oliver is an American correspondent and anchor working for CBS News. She joined the network in 2006 as the overnight anchor

Meg Oliver Biography

Meg Oliver is an American correspondent and anchor working for CBS News. She joined the network in 2006 as the overnight anchor of “Up to the Minute” and as a correspondent for “The Early Show.” Oliver returned to CBS News in 2015.

Meg Oliver Education

After graduating from Marian High School and earning his Diploma in General Education, she had to further her education. She joined the University of Montana to pursue her career course. In 1993, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

Meg Oliver Career

Oliver is a correspondent at CBS News based in New York City. She reports for all CBS News programs and platforms, including the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News’ premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service, ” the “CBS Evening News,” “CBS This Morning: Saturday,” and “CBS Mornings.” She covered extensively the murders of WDBJ’s Allison Parker and Adam Ward and the San Bernardino shootings.

Oliver became the CBS newscast, “Up to the Minute” anchor in March 2006. In 2009, she left CBS News to work for ABC News as a correspondent. She also filled in anchoring on ABC World News Now. In addition, she reported for Good Morning America Weekend Edition and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.

She has over two decades of experience in reporting and anchoring. Oliver has been reporting on breaking news stories around the country and the world for the past two years. During this time, she was working the 24/7 newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world, CBS Newspath as a correspondent.

She has covered a story on the dive boat fire that killed nearly three dozen people, the opioid epidemic, the devastating wildfire in Paradise, California, and the number of deaths occurring at trampoline parks that go unreported. In addition to that, she featured an interview with a man who lost five family members.

Meg Oliver
Meg Oliver

While reporting for Newspath from London, she covered Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and also the London Bridge terrorist attack. Furthermore, she reported extensively the story of a Florida teenager who ran away with her soccer coach. She was the only network correspondent to sit down with her parents after the teen was found.

Oliver became the correspondent and anchor for ABC News in 2009. In 2015, she returned back to CBS News as a freelancer anchoring on CBSN covering such breaking news as the San Bernardino shooting and the murders of WDBJ-TV anchor Allison Parker and her videographer Adam Ward.

Prior to joining the CBS News team, she worked for KGPE-TV, the CBS affiliate in Fresno, California. While there, she served the station as the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. anchor. Before that, she served at WKBD/WWJ-TV, a CBS-owned operation in her hometown of Detroit as an anchor and reporter. In addition to that, she worked for Northwest Cable News as a reporter earlier before. Her journalism career job began in Kalispell, Montana working for KCFW-TV. During her working time there, she served the station as an anchor and reporter.

Meg Oliver Age

Oliver is 52 years old as of 2022. She was born in Birmingham, Michigan on December 7, 1970. Oliver celebrates her birthday on the 7th of December every year.

Meg Oliver Height

Oliver stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Meg Oliver Family

Oliver was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, United States. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings.

Meg Oliver Husband

Oliver is married to her better half John Basinger. John is a corporate lawyer by profession. He is a proud graduate of Harvard University. The two met through a Montana connection in early 2000. They tied the knot and exchanged their marriage vows on October 18, 2002. The two are proud parents of their three children, Maria Basinger born on August 29, 2006, Tommy Basinger born on May 9, 2008, and Cormac Basinger born on March 9, 2011. On October 19, 2017, she shared a photo on her Instagram page with the caption, “15 years ago life got better.”

Meg Oliver Net Worth

Oliver has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a correspondent and anchor.

Meg Oliver Salary

Oliver earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.


She has received awards and honors throughout her career. Oliver won an Associated Press Award for breaking news and continuing coverage. In addition to that, she received several Society of Professional Journalist honors.

Meg Oliver CBS News

Oliver works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. John Dickerson
  2. Seth Doane
  3. Tony Dokoupil
  4. Jericka Duncan
  5. Vladimir Duthiers
  6. Carter Evans
  7. Pamela Falk
  8. Major Garrett
  9. Jeff Glor
  10. Catherine Herridge
  11. Caitlin Huey-Burns
  12. Ramy Inocencio
  13. Dana Jacobson
  14. Gayle King
  15. Ian Lee
  16. Lilia Luciano
  17. Michelle Miller
  18. Erin Moriarty
  19. Ed O’Keefe
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