US broadcast journalist and television host, Tim Russert was an American television journalist known best for hosting the political affairs talk show, Meet the Press.
1950 – Born – May, 6th – Buffalo, NY
1963 – Russert played basketball as a kid, and for his interest in journalism he credited Sister Mary Lucille at the St. Bonaventure school. At 13, Russert was the editor of the school’s paper, The Bonette.
1968 – High School: Canisius High School, Buffalo, NY
1972 – graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Russert also held a degree from Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1976).
-Before he began his TV career, Russert worked for both U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1977-82) and New York’s Governor Mario Cuomo (1983-84), both Democrats.
1983 – Married Maureen Orth, they had a son named Luke Russert (born 1985)
-Tim was a devout Roman Catholic.
1984 – He was hired by NBC in 1984, and by the end of the decade was a bureau chief in Washington, D.C. He took over hosting Meet the Press in 1991 and within a few years became NBC’s go-to guy in Washington and one of the most prominent political journalists in the business. Russert earned millions of dollars as a no-nonsense, working class guy from Buffalo asking tough questions of newsmakers ranging from George W. Bush to Barack Obama. He also published books, including Big Russ and Me (2004, about his dad) and Wisdom of Our Fathers (2006, a collection of letters about other dads).
1984-2008 – NBC Senior VP
-Time Magazine included Russert in its list of the "100 most influential people in the world" in 2008.