John Stossel was born on March 6, 1947 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA as John F. Stossel. He is a writer, known for Stossel (2010), 20/20 (1978) and The O'Reilly Factor (1996).
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"Give Me A Break" editorial segments on 20/20 (1978)
Is a 1969 graduate of Princeton University, with a BA in psychology.
Has won 19 Emmy awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club.
Began his career as a researcher at KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon.
When doing a report on wrestling in 1985, Stossel was interviewing David Schultz (aka Dr. D. David Shultz). Stossel came right out and told Shultz that he thought wrestling was fake. Shultz slapped him in the ear twice, causing Stossel to walk away. He claimed Shultz gave him massive ear trauma and decided to sue the World Wrestling Federation. In the end, the WWF succumbed to the pressure, and Stossel won a huge settlement.
Overcame a stuttering problem to become a reporter.
He has an older brother named Tom who is a doctor.
Joining the Fox Business Network [September 11, 2009].
His first job was on an assembly line, making photocopiers.