Robert MacNeil

Robert MacNeil

About Robert MacNeil

Robert Breckenridge Ware MacNeil, OC, known sometimes as Robin MacNeil, (born January 19, 1931), is currently a novelist and formerly was a television news anchor and journalist who had paired with Jim Lehrer to create The MacNeil/Lehrer Report in 1975. MacNeil was born in Montreal, the son of Margaret Virginia (nee Oxner) and Robert A. S. MacNeil. He was raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to boarding school at Upper Canada College, then attended Dalhousie University and later graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1955. He began working in the news field at ITV in London, then for Reuters and then for NBC News as a correspondent in Washington, D.C. and New York City. On November 22, 1963, MacNeil was covering President Kennedy's visit to Dallas for NBC News.

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