Bernard Shaw Fast Facts
Here is a look at the life of Bernard Shaw, acclaimed journalist and one of the first CNN anchors.
Birth date: May 22, 1940
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois
Birth name: Bernard Shaw
Father: Edgar Shaw, a railroad employee and house painter
Mother: Camilla (Murphy) Shaw, a housekeeper
Marriages: Linda Allston (March 30, 1974-present)
Children: Amar Edgar, Anil Louise
Education: University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A., History, 1966
Military Service: US Marine Corps (1959-1963)
Before CNN, Shaw worked for CBS as a political reporter from 1971 to 1977, and for ABC as a Latin America correspondent from 1977 to 1979.
He was one of the "Boys of Baghdad," who covered the beginning of the Persian Gulf War on January 16, 1991, from a hotel room in Baghdad, with Peter Arnett and John Holliman.
June 1, 1980-February 28, 2001 - Reports for CNN.
April 27, 1991 - University of Illinois Foundation establishes the Bernard Shaw Endowment Fund, creating scholarships at the Chicago campus.
July 1991 - Receives the Eduard Rhein Foundation's Cultural Journalistic Award, the first time that the award is presented to a non-German.
1999 - Shaw is Inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.