Nick Clooney

Journalist + Anchorman + Television Host
Born Jan 13, 1934

Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Clooney is an American journalist, anchorman, and television host. He is the brother of two sisters, singers Rosemary Clooney and Betty Clooney, and father of actor and film director George Clooney.

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1934 Birth Born on January 13, 1934.


1959 25 Years Old When that did not work out, Clooney moved to Ohio, where he met Nina Warren when she was a contestant in a beauty pageant he was judging; they married in August 1959. … Read More


1968 34 Years Old Clooney had a five-year stint in the 1960s as news anchor at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky, then went to Ohio to host his own TV show, the "Nick Clooney Show", first in Columbus, Ohio, for WLWC television in 1968, then for Cincinnati's WCPO-TV in 1969, and finally with its greatest degree of success for crosstown rival WKRC-TV through the early 1970s. … Read More


1974 40 Years Old In December 1974, he gained his first national fame by hosting the short-lived ABC daytime game show The Money Maze. … Read More
1975 41 Years Old After ABC canceled The Money Maze on July 4, 1975, Clooney returned to WKRC-TV and became the station's news director and lead anchor.
1977 43 Years Old As a journalist, he is probably best remembered for his coverage of the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire and its aftermath, which spanned several years. … Read More


1984 50 Years Old After leaving WKRC in 1984, Clooney worked in Los Angeles, California, as the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. co-anchor at KNBC, and later moved on to Salt Lake City, Utah for several years to host the evening news on the newly created Fox affiliate KSTU. … Read More
1989 55 Years Old Clooney entered print media in 1989 with a column in The Cincinnati Post, then in 1994, after a short stint as a news anchor for NBC affiliate WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York, resurfaced nationally in television as a host and researcher for the cable channel American Movie Classics, where he introduced and presented backgrounds of classic movies, along with Bob Dorian.


1999 65 Years Old In 1999, he returned to his former radio home WSAI in Cincinnati, starting as afternoon host September 13, then moving to mornings in November to replace Bob Braun, who had health problems.
2004 70 Years Old Clooney ran as a Democrat in the 2004 election for a seat in the House of Representatives representing Kentucky's 4th Congressional District. … Read More
2006 72 Years Old In 2006, Clooney and his son George travelled to Darfur, Sudan, and filmed a documentary, A Journey to Darfur, which was broadcast on American cable TV as well as in United Kingdom and France. … Read More
Clooney became a strong activist for Darfur. He has done several open forums and speeches at local high schools in Ohio and Kentucky, and has participated in different rallies for Darfur. On March 16, 2007, following a Darfur rally, Clooney was awarded an honorary Class of 1952 diploma from St. Xavier High School, the high school he attended in Cincinnati before moving to California.
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In fall 2008, Clooney joined the faculty at American University in Washington, D.C. as American University School of Communication and Newseum Distinguished Journalist in Residence. … Read More
2012 78 Years Old Clooney was the commencement speaker for the University of Cincinnati on June 8, 2012 and was awarded an honorary degree the following day.
2014 80 Years Old In 2014, Nick Clooney appeared in The Monuments Men which was directed by his son, George Clooney, who played one of the leading characters, Stokes. … Read More
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