Tim White (newscaster/reporter)

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Dale Timothy White
Nickname(s) "Tim"
Born (1950-07-30) July 30, 1950 (age 66)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Allegiance  United States of America

 United States Air Force

United States Air Force Reserves
Years of service 1971–2006
Rank US-O7 insignia.svgBrigadier General
Commands held Air Force Doctrine Center
Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
Mobilization Assistant to Director of Strategic Communication
Awards Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

Tim White (born July 30, 1950) is an American news anchor and investigative reporter known for his role as host of the FOX-TV / Sci-Fi Channel / syndicated paranormal documentary series Sightings from 1992 to 1997. From 1999 to 2008, Tim was the co-anchor of the Evening News broadcasts for NBC-TV Affiliate WKYC-TV, Channel 3 in Cleveland, Ohio.


White, who was born Dale Timothy White in Detroit, and raised in Clare, Michigan, attended college at Michigan State University and the University of Southern California, and earned a doctorate in communications from the University of Maryland. He served in the Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of brigadier general.

Accomplishments and awards[edit]

White's on-air television credits include WJZ-TV (Baltimore), WCVB-TV (Boston), and WTTG-TV (Washington, DC), where he won multiple Emmy awards anchoring Fox Morning News. He has also hosted programs for PBS, CBS-TV, CNN, Turner Broadcasting, Knowledge TV, Paramount Pictures, and Worldnet. White joined WKYC-TV Channel 3, Gannett's NBC affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio in 1999. White is also inducted into the Ohio Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

On December 12, 2008, White opted to leave WKYC as a result of his contract not being renewed. The two parties could not come to an agreement on the financial terms of a new contract.[1][2]

Dr. White is the president of Lives and Legacies Films, Inc. which has produced the PBS series First Person Singular, most notably a program on the life of Elie Wiesel. In September 2011, The Buffalo Bill Historical Center has made White the division director for the center's new Content and Programming (formerly Content) Division. White had been associated with the center for the past several years as a non-trustee member of the Development, Fundraising and Marketing Committee of the board of trustees.[3] After managing his own news group company in Cody, Wyoming for the past few years, White currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.

Career as Air Force Reserve General[edit]

White retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Brigadier General on August 14, 2006. White had also served as Director of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. and Mobilization Assistant to Director of Strategic Communication.

Major Achievements and Decorations[edit]

Effective Dates Of Promotion[edit]

  • US-O1 insignia.svg Second Lieutenant - June 9, 1971
  • US-O2 insignia.svg First Lieutenant - May 15, 1973
  • US-O3 insignia.svg Captain - June 23, 1978
  • US-O4 insignia.svg Major - March 7, 1988
  • US-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant Colonel - June 15, 1992
  • US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel - September 1, 1996
  • US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General - August 14, 2001


  1. ^ Washington, Julie E (2008-12-11). "Tim White leaves WKYC Channel 3 this week". www.cleveland.com. The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Tim White to leave WKYC after contract". wkyc.com. 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  3. ^ (Tim) White named Division Director (of Buffalo Bill Historical Center), Billings Business, September 4, 2011, accessed 2011/12/13.

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Preceded by
Judd Hambrick (as WKYC News with Judd Hambrick and Donna Terrell), 1995-1999
WKYC anchor
with coanchor with Romona Robinson (as WKYC news with Tim White and Romona Robinson)
1999 – 2008
Succeeded by
Romona Robinson