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Robert Hager


Robert Hager an American analyst and a former correspondent for NBC News, where he joined back in June 1969 and covered the Vietnam War and worked for NBC Nightly News for 35 years, prior to retiring from daily reporting in November 2004.

Robert Hager Age

Hager was born and raised in Woodstock, Vermont, United States. His age and exact date is not yet known to the public. Nevertheless, we are keeping tabs and will update you once this information is available.

Robert Hager Career

Speaking of his career, Hager began his journalism career after his graduation from college, in radio stations in Lexington, NC, and Raleigh, NC before moving to network news.

He moved on to local television soon after, reporting for WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, and NBC-owned WRC-TV in Washington, DC, before landing a job at NBC News. Hager began his career as a foreign correspondent in June 1969, reporting on the Vietnam war.

Soon he was assigned to NBC’s Berlin bureau, where he continued to cover other foreign trouble spots, including the overthrow of the Iranian Shah in 1979 and the 1989 invasion of Panama by U.S. troops.

Hager also covered four Olympic games for NBC, reporting from Germany during the Black September terrorist attacks of the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. In 1984, he was arrested as he was reporting from the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.

Later in his career, Hager’s focus shifted from foreign affairs to a wide range of domestic issues. Hager persuaded NBC to relocate him to the Washington DC bureau. However, due to the fact that all of the traditional political beats had already been filled, he decided to mold himself as a “consumer reporter.”

Over the course of his career, we can say that Hager had a unique sense of urgency in his reporting style which helped him carve out a niche in the areas of weather and transportation, aviation in particular. He reported on many major airline accidents, including TWA Flight 800 and Pan Am Flight 103.

He as well covered many of the major hurricanes that hit the United States during his 35-year tenure. During his years at the DC bureau, Hager became one of the most visible reporters on television.

Although he retired from daily reporting on November 5, 2004, Hager went on to file occasional reports for NBC News. He returned to the air to help cover the 2006 coal mine disaster in West Virginia.

Due to his expertise in aviation accidents, Hager returned to NBC Nightly News to report on August 27, 2006, crash of Comair Flight 5191 and the October 12, 2006 plane crash that killed Yankees pitcher Corey Lidle. In March 2014 he again returned to NBC to report on the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

Hager also returned to the air again in July 2014 (on MSNBC) to provide his expertise and commentary on the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, in which 298 people died. On October 14, 2012, Hager covered the Redbull Stratos high altitude skydive, broadcast on the Discovery Channel and streamed live online.

Robert Hager Salary

Hager earns an annual estimated salary of $75,337

Robert Hager Net Worth

Hager estimated net worth is under review

Robert Hager Awards and achievements

In 1990, Hager was inducted into the Silver Circle honor society, which was established by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to honor journalists who have dedicated 25 years of service to broadcast news.

In 2000, the United Nations Environment Programme elected Hager to its Global 500 Roll of Honour in recognition of “his outstanding contributions to the protection of the environment.”

He was selected for his reporting on major climatic events, including “ozone depletion and global warming”, as well as his coverage of the scandals that rocked the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the early 1980s.

Robert Hager Height and Weight

Hager stands tall at an average height and has a moderate weight.

Robert Hager Education

Hager enrolled and later graduated from Dartmouth College, where he moved out in 1960.

Robert Hager Family

Hager information about his family are publicly unavailable. Nevertheless, we are keeping tabs and will update you once this information is available.

Robert Hager Wife

Hager is married to Honore, from Rutland, Vt and are blessed with three daughters, Christina Hager, a general assignment reporter at Boston’s WBZ-TV, Jennifer Hager is a vice president at Kate Spade New York, and Gabrielle Hager, who was a lawyer at General Electric and is now a partner at Nossiff Law Firm LLP.

They as welll have 8 grandchildren, (youngest to oldest) Derek DeAngelo, Patrick Henegan, Brady DeAngelo, Johnny Nossiff, Lilly Dukich, Peter Nossiff, Bobby Dukich, and Aaron Nossiff.