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Spencer Christian: A Voice of Experience Now Available for Your Next Event

Spencer Christian: A Voice of Experience Now Available for Your Next Event

24 April 2024 – San Francisco, CA: Spencer Christian, the esteemed broadcaster known for his nearly five-decade tenure with ABC News, including 13 years on “Good Morning America” and more than 25 years at ABC 7 in the San Francisco Bay Area, is now available for speaking engagements. Recognized for his warmth and captivating storytelling, Spencer offers profound insights drawn from a career filled with both exceptional highs and challenging lows.

Through his acclaimed autobiography “You Bet Your Life,” Spencer Christian reveals his personal journey with gambling addiction and the powerful lessons learned from his path to recovery. He aims to inspire and impact others by sharing these experiences.

“Every challenge I’ve faced has taught me resilience and the importance of truth and integrity,” Spencer reflects. “My mission in speaking is not merely to tell my story but to encourage others to face their struggles with courage and hope.”

Attendees at Spencer’s engagements will experience an unforgettable journey through stories that explore themes of redemption, perseverance, and the transformative power of honesty. His talks are tailored to foster empathy, encourage personal growth, and inspire positive change.

Spencer Christian is a beloved figure in broadcasting, an accomplished author, and a compelling speaker whose career highlights include key roles on major American television programs and authorship of several children’s books. His autobiography provides a candid look at his personal struggles and triumphs, making him a respected voice on overcoming adversity.

In addition, his insights into the changing world of media in the age of AI and political polarization make for a compelling presentation that explores the “what was” and “what’s next” in the world of journalism and chronicles confronting racism as one of the first on-air Black reporters in the South.

Spencer’s news assignments have taken him to all 50 states and across 5 continents, and provided him the opportunity to develop close personal relationships with international icons such as President Jimmy Carter and Mohammad Ali.  He has also interviewed 6 U.S. Presidents–including behind-the-scenes interactions with Donald Trump during the years before his presidency.  Spencer’s heart-warming stories about interviews and interactions with Queen Silvia of Sweden and Gordon Getty are a “who’s who” of on-air history.

For booking information, please contact David Perry & Associates, Inc., the exclusive agent for Spencer Christian. (415) 676-7007 /

About Spencer Christian:

Spencer Christian was born in Newport News, VA, in 1947, and raised in rural Charles City County, VA.  He holds a B.A. Degree in English, with a minor in Journalism, from Hampton University in Hampton, VA.  He began his broadcasting career at WWBT-TV in Richmond, Virginia as a news reporter, covering state and local politics, the public school system, and landmark cases in the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals. His first stint as a weatherman came in 1975, in Baltimore, Maryland, when he was hired by WBAL-TV to join the station’s Action News team. From there, Christian moved to New York City’s WABC-TV in 1977, where he served as a general assignment reporter, weatherman and sportscaster for Eyewitness Newsfrom 1977 to 1986.

In August 1986, Christian joined Good Morning America as their weather forecaster plus extensive travel throughout the United States and abroad, reporting on a wide range of topics from current events to human interest stories.

From 1992 to 1993, Christian was also seen on the BET cable network as the host of the music game show Triple Threat.

For decades, Christian had a serious gambling addiction. He describes his addiction and his recovery in his 2018 book, You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and Gambling. Christian left Good Morning America at the end of 1998 and began doing weather forecasts at KGO-TV in San Francisco, California in January 1999, a position he holds to this day.

A well known wine connoisseur, he was host of HGTV’s Spencer Christian’s Wine Cellar from 1995 to 1999 and has also hosted the PBS train series Tracks Ahead since 1997.

In 2006, he began hosting the popular afternoon show in San Francisco, The View from the Bay.OnNovember 19, 2015, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Good Morning America.