Peter Van Sant Biography
Peter Van Sant is an American Emmy-Award-Winning Reporter/Correspondent/Anchor/Author/Writer working for CBS News as a “48 Hours” Correspondent in the United States since December 1998. He joined the network in the year February 1984 as a News Correspondent.
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Van Sant works with CBS News where he serves the station as a Correspondent for “48 Hours.” Previously, he was based in Atlanta for about six years. There, he was a correspondent for the “CBS Evening News.” While there, he was covering the space program, the south, and specializing in the aviation industry. His Investigative report on the high number of medical helicopter crashes earned him his first Emmy Award in the year 1986.
Later on, he was assigned to the London bureau between 1989 and 1991. He also reported extensively on the collapse of the Soviet Union. This report helped him earn a Columbia University- Alfred I. DuPont Award. Asides from this, he covered the first Gulf War, famine in Africa, and the reunification of Germany, among other stories that took him throughout the Middle East and Europe.
After this, he made a move to New York where he was reporting for the CBS News magazine “Street Stories” between 1991 and 1993. This is in addition to reporting for America Tonight in 1994. Later on, he was assigned to the “CBS Evening News” where he served between 1995 and 1997. There, he was privileged to receive an Emmy Award for his report on the economic and social collapse in Albania.
He has also contributed to three primetime specials, “Smithsonian Fantastic Journey.” This included reports on a study of lions in Africa which scientists hoped would lead to a cure for AIDS. Asides from this, he covered efforts to save cheetahs in Namibia and covered the plague of brown tree snakes in Guam. After this, he was named a correspondent for “Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel” where he served between 1997 and 1998.
Then, he was the first television journalist to report on the devastating famine in North Korea. While there, he was privileged to receive his third Emmy Award. Asides from this, his report on rape in the Balkans resulted in an American Women in Radio and Television Award. Peter was also a part of the CBS News undercover investigative team which found and taped an indicted war criminal in Bosnia. While there, he won an Overseas Press Club Award for the report.
Peter’s hour-long report on terrorists seizing and destroying a school in Beslan, Russia won him both his fourth Emmy Award and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. The Beslan report won The Golden Word Award, which is the most prestigious award presented in Russia. His report on the worldwide trafficking of human beings also won a Sigma Delta Chi Award in 2005.
Van Sant was also privileged to win an Overseas Press Club Award for an investigative report on the sale of human organs in Peru. Asides from this he won three Edward R. Murrow Awards for other reports on “48 Hours.” He also reported on 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Virginia Tech shootings. Asides from this, he also interviewed a host of celebrities over the years. These include Christopher Plummer, Julie Andrews, LeAnn Womack, Garth Brooks, Nick Nolte, Ronnie Dunn, and Kix Brooks of the country duo Brooks and Dunn.
The year 206 saw him being made producer/writer for the documentary, “Three Days in September.” This show premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. This film was narrated by Julia Roberts. This film was nominated for an Emmy Award and was named one of the top documentaries of 2006 by New York magazine. Asides from this, he is the co-author of the book, “Perfectly Executed.” This is part of the “48 Hours Mystery” true crime book series published by Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books.
Peter Van Sant Career
Prior to joining CBS News, he was working for WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas where he was serving the station as a Reporter. There, he worked between 1982 and 19884. Previously, he was also working for KOOL-TV in Phoenix, Arizona where he was serving the station as a weekend anchor and reporter. There, he worked between 1978 and 1982.
He was also working for KETV in Omaha where he was serving the station as a News Reporter where he served between 1977 and 1978. Van Sant was also working for KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids where he served between 1976 and 1977. He kick-started his television broadcast journalism career in the year 1975. Then, he was working with KMVT-TV in Twin Falls, Idaho. His first broadcast news experience came to KAPY radio in Port Angels, Washington. In the course of his career in local news, he has been privileged to win numerous awards. The Seattle native, Van Sant, attended Washington State University in Pullman. There, he graduated magma cum laude with a Degree in Communications.
Peter Van Sant Age
Van Sant is 69 years old as of 2022. He was born on the 21st of February 1953, in Seattle, Washington, United States. Van Sant celebrates his birthday on the 21st of February every year.
Peter Van Sant Height
He stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 3 inches.
Peter Van Sant Family
Van Sant has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Peter has any siblings.
Peter Van Sant Wife
Van Sant is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Peter Van Sant Net Worth
Van Sant has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a Reporter/Correspondent/Anchor/Author/Writer.
Peter Van Sant Salary
Van Sant earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
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Van Sant works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- John Dickerson
- Seth Doane
- Tony Dokoupil
- Jericka Duncan
- Vladimir Duthiers
- Carter Evans
- Pamela Falk
- Major Garrett
- Jeff Glor
- Catherine Herridge
- Caitlin Huey-Burns
- Ramy Inocencio
- Dana Jacobson
- Gayle King
- Ian Lee
- Lilia Luciano
- Michelle Miller
- Erin Moriarty
- Ed O’Keefe
- Meg Oliver