Tim White (newscaster/reporter)

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Dale Timothy White
Born (1950-07-30) July 30, 1950 (age 73)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
AllegianceFlag of the United States.svg  United States of America
Service/branchFlag of the United States Air Force.svg  United States Air Force United States Air Force Reserves
Years of service1971–2006
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier general
Commands held Air Force Doctrine Center
Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
Mobilization Assistant to Director of Strategic Communication
Awards Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

Tim White (born July 30, 1950) is an American news anchor and investigative reporter known for his role as host of the FOX-TV / Sci-Fi Channel / syndicated paranormal documentary series Sightings from 1992 to 1997. In 2002, White narrated the United States version of the Discovery Channel documentary program The Future Is Wild on the possible evolution of life on Earth. From 1999 to 2008, Tim was the co-anchor of the Evening News broadcasts for NBC Affiliate WKYC-TV, Channel 3 in Cleveland, Ohio.



White, who was born Dale Timothy White in Detroit, and raised in Clare, Michigan, attended college at Michigan State University and the University of Southern California, and earned a doctorate in communications from the University of Maryland. He served in the Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of brigadier general.

Accomplishments and awards

White's on-air television credits include WJZ-TV (Baltimore), WCVB-TV (Boston), and WTTG-TV (Washington, D.C.), where he won multiple Emmy Awards anchoring Fox Morning News. He has also hosted programs for PBS, CBS-TV, CNN, Turner Broadcasting, Knowledge TV, Paramount Pictures, and Worldnet. White joined WKYC-TV Channel 3, Gannett's NBC affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio in 1999. White is also inducted into the Ohio Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

On December 12, 2008, White opted to leave WKYC as a result of his contract not being renewed. The two parties could not come to an agreement on the financial terms of a new contract. [1] [2]

White is the president of Lives and Legacies Films, Inc. which has produced the PBS series First Person Singular, most notably a program on the life of Elie Wiesel. [3] After managing his own news group company in Cody, Wyoming for the past few years, White currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.

Career as Air Force Reserve general

White retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Brigadier General on August 14, 2006. White had also served as Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., and Mobilization Assistant to Director of Strategic Communication.

Major achievements and decorations

Effective dates of promotion

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  2. "Tim White to leave WKYC after contract". wkyc.com. 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2009-01-23.
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Preceded by
Judd Hambrick (as WKYC News with Judd Hambrick and Donna Terrell), 1995-1999
WKYC anchor
with coanchor with Romona Robinson (as WKYC news with Tim White and Romona Robinson)
1999 – 2008
Succeeded by