Charlie Rose

  • Birth Name: Charles Peete Rose Jr.
  • Birth Place: Henderson, North Carolina, United States
  • Profession: Talk-show host, Journalist

Fast Facts

  • Intended to study medicine when he entered Duke University, but became interested in politics after an internship with Sen. B. Everett Jordan (D-N.C.), and switched his major to history.
  • Worked on Wall Street after college but landed a job with Bill Moyers' PBS show in 1974 after meeting him through his wife, who was also in broadcast journalism.
  • While working for Moyers, produced a Peabody Award-winning interview with Democratic presidential candidate Jimmy Carter in 1976; and won an Emmy for his 1987 interview with convicted murderer Charles Manson.
  • In 1979, began working for KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth, where he began a talk show that would become The Charlie Rose Show.


  • Mary King — Ex-wife
  • Amanda Burden — Significant Other
  • Margaret Rose — Mother
  • Charles Peete Rose Sr. — Father


  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States (BA in History, 1964); Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, United States (JD, 1968)