Sam Donaldson Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in El Paso, Texas, USA
Birth NameSamuel Andrew Donaldson

Mini Bio (1)

Sam Donaldson was born on March 11, 1934 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Samuel Andrew Donaldson. He has been married to Janice Smith since April 16, 1983. He was previously married to Sandra Martorelli, Billie Kay Butler and Patricia Oates.

Spouse (4)

Sandra Martorelli (December 2014 - ?)
Janice Smith (16 April 1983 - present) ( divorced)
Billie Kay Butler (30 November 1963 - 1980) ( divorced) ( 3 children)
Patricia Oates (1954 - 1963) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (7)

Began his broadcasting career at KRLD-TV in Dallas in 1959.
Holds a Bachelor degree from Texas Western College.
Was ABC's Chief White House Correspondent from 1977 until 1989.
In 1998 he received the "Broadcaster of the Year" award from the National Press Foundation.
Joined ABC News in 1967.
Member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at University of Texas-El Paso.
Has four children: Sam III, Jennifer, Thomas and Robert.

Personal Quotes (1)

Call me a braggart, call me arrogant. People at ABC (and elsewhere) have called me worse. But when you need the job done on deadline, you'll call me.

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