Nick Clooney Net Worth | Wife

What is Nick Clooney’s net worth? Also, who is Nick Clooney’s wife?

Introduction

Nick Clooney (birth name – Nicholas Joseph Clooney) is an American television host, anchorman, and journalist, who is best known for hosting The Nick Clooney Show and The Money Maze.

He is the father of American actor George Clooney.

At George’s birth, Nick was working as an air personality on Lexington, Kentucky station WKYT.

Biography

He was born on January 13, 1934, in Maysville, Kentucky, USA.

His parents had English, Irish, and German ancestry.

Nick is the middle brother of actresses and singers Betty Clooney and Rosemary Clooney.

He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army. During his time in the army, Clooney was a disc jockey in the American Forces Network in Germany.

In the 1960s, he worked for five years as a news anchor at WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky.

Later, he was the host of The Nick Clooney Show – a local morning show with a variety and talk-show format.

Nick Clooney Net Worth
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In December 1974, he started to work as the host of the ABC daytime game show The Money Maze. The show was canceled on July 4, 1975. Soon, he went to work for WKRC-TV. Under Clooney’s leadership, WKRC-TV became a solid #1 in the local news ratings.

He left WKRC in 1984. Clooney returned to WKRC-TV in the late 1980s.

He also worked as a host on the FOX affiliate KSTU for a few years.

In 1994, Nick worked for a little while for an NBC affiliate WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York.

In 1999, Clooney returned to WSAI in Cincinnati.

In 2004, he ran for a seat in the House of Representatives. He lost 44 percent to 54 percent.

After he lost the elections, Nick wrote for a column at The Cincinnati Post.

In 2007 and 2008, he served as the host of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize awards ceremony.

In 2008, Nick joined the faculty at American University in Washington, D.C.

In 2014, he appeared in The Monuments Men, a war film in which he performed – Cate Blanchett, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Matt Damon, and  George Clooney. The film was written, directed, and produced by his son.

In 2019, he was the host of the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame at Mount St. Joseph University.

He joined the non-profit corporation Sons of the American Revolution in 2021.

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Wife

Nick Clooney married Nina Clooney on November 30, 1959.

Nick Clooney and his wife Nina Clooney
Nick Clooney, Nina Bruce Warren, Amal Clooney, and George Clooney – © Guliver / Getty Images

Children

The couple has two children, Adelia and George.

His son George Clooney is a director and actor who had his breakout role in 1992 on TV’s ER as Dr. Doug Ross. In 2008, he was named UN Messenger of Peace to support peacekeeping efforts around the world.

In 2013, George received an Academy Award for Best Picture for producing Argo with Grant Heslov and Ben Affleck. In 2013, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney portrayed astronauts in Gravity, a film about a space mission that went terribly wrong.

In 2006, Nick and George traveled to Darfur, Sudan, and filmed a documentary named – ”A Journey to Darfur.” The documentary was broadcast on American cable TV as well as in France, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England.

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Grandchildren

Nick has four grandchildren. Twins Alexander and Ella are Amal and George’s children.

After the twins were born, a representative of the Clooney family said:

“Ella, Alexander, and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days.”

CloserWeekly reported that George said about his children:

“They really come out with the personalities that they’re born with. They’re just completely different personalities, and they’re fun and smart.”

Clooney went on to say:

“I mean, they already can … do all their ABCs in Italian and in English, and I can’t do that in English.”

In another interview, George said:

“Everything changes when you have two kids on how you have to protect them.”

He later added:

“My wife is taking the first case against ISIS to court, so we have plenty of issues – real, proper security issues – that we have to deal with on a fairly daily basis.”

In addition, Nick has two more grandchildren, named Nicholas Zeidler and Allison Zeidler, from his daughter Adelia Clooney’s marriage with Norman Zeidler.

Height

Nick is 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) tall.

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Quotes

“I have no idea what these folks are doing for a living, but it isn’t news.”

“I felt that if I had any clout, I should use it for good, for what I consider to be good.”

“Maybe three or four stories in your lifetime are life-changing and you go in as a reporter and come out as an advocate.”

Nick Clooney – Net Worth

He earned most of his wealth from working as a news director, managing editor, anchor, and reporter, in Los Angeles, Buffalo, Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, and Lexington. In addition, he was involved in politics.

Therefore, American anchorman Nick Clooney has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million.

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References

https://www.britannica.com/biography/George-Clooney
https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/interviews/nick-clooney

3 thoughts on “Nick Clooney Net Worth | Wife”

  1. I thought the actor who played Vinton on “Mamas” family was Nick Clooney but realized after I read this I was wrong. They sure do resemble each other

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  2. My wifes aunt took care of the infants in the nursery at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Ky, where Little George was one of the babies that she took care of at that time.She remembered him very well at the time.I remember seeing him in the nursery during that time also.

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  3. Worked with Nick at wlap radio and wkyt in Lexington KY in 1060’s. I was an engineer at both locations. Also did some sick hops wirh him. Great guy. Great family.

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