Lloyd Dobyns Biography and Wiki
Lloyd Dobyns was an American award-winning journalist who worked as a news reporter and correspondent for NBC from 1969 to 1986. He hosted Weekend, NBC News Overninght and Monitor.
Lloyd Dobyns Age and Birthday
Lloyd was born Lloyd Allen Dobyns, Jr. on 12 March 1936 in Newport News, Virginia, the United States of America. He was of American nationality and white ethnicity. He was 85 years old.
Lloyd Dobyns Height and Weight
Dobyns was a man of average stature. He did not reveal his body measurements to the public. This section shall be updated once information from a credible source is available.
Lloyd Dobyns Education, Military Academy
Dobyns attended Fork Union Military Academy. There, he served as a lieutenant in the United States Army for two years. He went on to study journalism at Washington and Lee University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.
Lloyd Dobyns Wife, Spouse, Married
Dobyns did not reveal his marital status to the public. He also did not reveal whether he had any children. We are keeping tabs and shall update this section once information from a credible source is available.
Lloyd Dobyns NBC
Lloyd began his broadcasting career with WDBJ in his hometown after college. In the 1960s, he worked as an anchor at WAVY television in Portsmouth/Norfolk/Newport News, eventually rising to the position of news director.
He moved to New York at the close of the decade, where he temporarily worked as managing editor for WNYW.
From 1969 to 1986, Lloyd worked for NBC. He worked as a reporter on the popular television program If Japan Can… Why Can’t We? in 1980. discusses why Japan was a manufacturing behemoth while the US struggled to keep up. Before being replaced by Bill Schechner, he presented Weekend from 1974 to 1979 and NBC News Overnight with Linda Ellerbee from 1982 to 1983.
In 1983, he was the host of NBC’s hour-long Monitor show. The show was canceled due to weak ratings on television. In 1986, he stepped down from NBC.
He became interested in the Total Quality Management movement after that, collaborating with W. Edwards Deming. He went on to work for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot newspaper and teach journalism at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, where he was named the Ayers Chair in the broadcast division of the Department of Communication.
Lloyd Dobyns Salary
There are no details showing his annual or monthly earnings, his salary figures will be updated as soon as they are available.
Lloyd Dobyns Net Worth
Dobyns did not reveal his net worth. He was a simple person and never liked to attract public attention by publicly displaying his wealth. However, this section is under review, we will update you when details about his net worth are revealed.
Lloyd Dobyns Death, Cause of Death
Dobyns died in Mebane, North Carolina, on August 22, 2021. Prior to his death, he was 85 years old and had many strokes that produced difficulties.
Lloyd Dobyns Awards and Achievements
Dobyns has received 28 national honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award. “Felicity of style and polished journalistic skill are the distinctive wellsprings at the source of ‘Weekend,’ produced and written for NBC by Reuven Frank and Lloyd Dobyns,” the Peabody committee said in honoring Weekend with a 1975 prize.
He’s also won a DuPont-Columbia Award, a Humanitas Prize in 1982, and two Christopher Awards for his work. In 2003, he was named to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. The University of North Carolina awarded him an honorary degree of humane letters.