Nicholas Joseph 'Nick' Clooney (born January 13, 1934) is an American journalist, anchorman, and television host. He is the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney, and father of actor and film director George Clooney. Clooney was born Nicholas Joseph Clooney in Maysville, Kentucky, the son of Marie Frances (nee Guilfoyle) and Joseph Andrew Clooney. His father was of Irish and German descent and his mother was of Irish and English ancestry. While serving as a Corporal in the US Army, he was a disc jockey in the American Forces Network in Germany, hosting the shows Music in the Air and Melody-Go-Round. He then moved to California for a try at show business.
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