Jack Cafferty

Facts of Jack Cafferty

Date of BirthDecember 14, 1942
Age79 Years, 5 Months, 17 Days
Place of BirthIllinois
CountryUnited States

Jack Cafferty is 72 years old, having been born on December 14, 1942. Cafferty was born in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States, and grew up there. Jean Cafferty and Tom Cafferty are Cafferty’s parents.

Jack Cafferty’s ethnicity is White, and his nationality is American. He is of Native origin. Sagittarius is his zodiac sign. Terry Cafferty is Cafferty’s younger brother.


Jack Cafferty began his television career in Reno, Nevada, in 1960. In 1960, he became the host of the Kansas City-based daytime talk show “Cafferty & Company.” Cafferty joined WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, as an anchor and news director for the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. In 1977, Cafferty began anchoring Live at Five and the Scarborough-Cafferty Report, as well as Strictly Business in New York. Cafferty was the anchor of Strictly Business for WNBC-TV for eleven years, until 1989. After leaving WNBC-TV, he became an anchor for WNYW-Newsline TV’s New York.

Cafferty later served as a business reporter and anchor for WPIX-News TV’s at 10 in New York in the 1990s. He joined CNN in 2005 as the anchor of The Situation Room, a weekday afternoon newscast. Cafferty also contributed to CNN’s weekday morning show.

Private Life

Jack Cafferty is now unmarried and of straight sexual orientation. Cafferty married his fiancée Carol Cafferty in 1973, and his wife died in 2008 after thirty-five years of marriage.


Cafferty has stayed sober since the death of his wife and has avoided extramarital affairs since then. When Jack Cafferty told Donald Rumsfeld that he was a war criminal and an unpleasant jerk, he caused a stir. Cafferty currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Involvement in Social Networks and Net Worth

The financial worth and salary of Jack Cafferty are being investigated. Cafferty has earned a total of 44 million dollars, according to the data. He was paid $275 thousand at WNBC and $230 thousand at Live at Five.

Cafferty has been a popular figure on social media, with a large following on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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