Bill Weir is a CNN anchor/special correspondent and was the host and executive producer of the acclaimed CNN Original Series "The Wonder List with Bill Weir."
Bill Weir is a CNN anchor/correspondent and was the host and executive producer of the acclaimed CNN Original Series "The Wonder List with Bill Weir."
Bill Weir joined CNN in November 2013 as anchor and reporter after a decade of distinctive broadcast journalism at ABC News.
In early 2015, he debuted "The Wonder List with Bill Weir," a primetime CNN Original Series. As host and executive producer, Weir traveled all over the world in search of unique people, places, cultures and creatures on the brink of seismic change.
After helping to launch 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 49 states and to more than 50 nations, covering breaking news and uncovering global trends. He has interviewed heads of state and industry along with 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 was among the first reporters into 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.
His live shots have come from atop the Golden Gate Bridge and below the waters of the Great Barrier Reef while his signature adventure reporting includes jumps from hot air balloons, hikes deep into the Amazon and one fun night spent lashed to the side of Yosemite's El Capitan.
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 and the rise and fall of General Motors.
Before joining ABC News, Weir wrote and hosted projects for the FX and USA Networks and was an anchor/reporter in Los Angeles, Chicago, Green Bay and Austin, MN.
He lives in New York with his wife, daughter and a four-pound dog named Burt. He sincerely believes he could escape from prison if the need ever arose.