Tim Russert began his career with NBC News, after working for some years he was promoted to Chief of staff in 1989. Leaving NBC News Russert began to work with American television program, Meet the Press in 1991, as a program host.
After working for a year, the name of the show was changed to Meet the Press with Tim Russert. While the show became Tim's show it started getting popularity and raised its followers to more than four million per week.
Time magazine mentioned Tim Russert as among the influential people in the world. Russert received honorary doctorate and won the nuber of awards for his excellence in journalism, such as Emmy Award, Davis Brinkley Award, Gabriel Award and much more
Other than that Tim Russert also wrote a book, Wisdom of Our Fathers; Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons in 2005, millions of copies of the book were sold.
Tim Russert married to Maureen Orth; an Ameican Journalist, sadly she already passed away. The couple has a child Luke Russert, who is a popular broadcast news correspondent.
Tim Russert died on June 13, 2008, suffering from severe heart attack while he was in offices at WRC-TV.
Tim Russert was one of the successful media personalities in U.S., who earns a good sum of money from his career. According to his records, his current estimated net worth is $8 million.