Charles McCord is an American former news anchor and radio personality. He is best known for his over three-decade-long association with Imus in the Morning.
McCord is currently 78 years old. He was born in 1943, in Joplin, Missouri, USA. Talking about his height, he is cited to be 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m).
Besides this, nothing much is known about his parents, siblings, education, and early life. The 78-year-old later moved to New York City to embark on a career in radio.
McCord has a net worth of $5 million as of 2021. He started his career as a copywriter for advertisements before taking the role of radio newsman at KICK in Springfield, Missouri in 1963.
He then worked at WFAA in Dallas, Texas, WWDC and WTOP in Washington, D.C. As a novice newsman at WNBC in New York City, Charles was appointed to work on Imus in the Morning for newcomer Don Imus of WGAR in Cleveland.
The 78-year-old soon became the show's newscaster and writer and moved to NBC's News and Information Service a few years later. He rejoined Imus in 1979 and went on to sign a contract with WNBC's news department and programming department.
Even after Imus's departure, Charles continued his work as a news anchor at WFAN for several months. He then spent three decades at 660 kHz frequency in New York, leaving WFAN after the contract between Imus and WFAN was settled in August.
McCord rejoined Imus in the Morning when the show was renewed for WABC on December 3, 2007. His responsibilities in the program included news reporting and writing comedy and questions to be asked by Imus on guest arrival. The 78-year-old announced his retirement in April 2011.
McCord is married to his longtime wife, Connie McCord, though nothing much is known about their married life and children.
The 78-year-old has never shared personal details about his life beyond the fact that his wife owned a travel agency named Tips For Trips.
McCord and his wife raised Boston Terrier who was a participant in the annual Westminister Kennel Club show.
John Donald Imus Jr., simply known as Imus, passed away on the morning of December 27, 2019, at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, due to complications from lung disease.
WABC paid tribute to Don Imus with Charles McCord remembering his time with Imus on a special look back on his career with Russ Salzberg on Bernie & Sid in the Morning.
Who was Imus sidekick?
Charles McCord served as Imus sidekick.
How much is Charles McCord's net worth?
Charles McCord has a net worth of $5 million.
Did Charles McCord go to Imus's funeral?
Imus' family held a small, private funeral which was attended by his close friends and family.