Artists & Interviewers
Bill Weir joined CNN in November 2013 as anchor, reporter and Chief Innovation Correspondent after a decade of distinctive broadcast journalism at ABC News.
After launching the weekend edition of “Good Morning America” in 2004, Weir became co-anchor of “Nightline” in 2010 while his reporting was featured on “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20″ and his own Yahoo! News digital series, “This Could Be Big.”
In his network career, Weir journeyed to more than 50 nations and all 50 states, covering breaking news and uncovering global trends. He has interviewed heads of state and industry as well as stars of stage and screen. In 2012, he anchored ABC’s Summer Olympics coverage from London and brought unprecedented reporting from inside Apple’s Chinese factories.
Weir waded through the floodwaters of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and Japan’s tsunami zone during the nuclear crisis of 2011. He dodged Taliban bullets in Afghanistan, led network coverage from Iraq and was the first American to broadcast live from Tibet.
He’s “gone live” from atop the Golden Gate Bridge and below the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and his signature adventure reporting has included jumps from hot air balloons, frozen waterfall climbs and hikes deep in the Amazon.
As a writer and anchor, Weir produced several special hours for ABC prime time on topics ranging from religion to brain science, the business of mail-order brides to the rise, fall and rise of General Motors.
Before joining ABC News, Weir wrote and hosted projects for the FX and USA Networks and was an anchor and reporter in Los Angeles, Chicago and Green Bay.
He lives in New York with his wife, daughter and dog…and sincerely believes he could escape from prison if the need ever arose.