- Began his journalism career in the Army after being drafted in 1941.
- In 1943, he was one of six correspondents who flew with the Eighth Air Force on the first American bombing raid over Germany.
- Worked as a writer on the popular radio show Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts in 1949 and later on television for The Garry Moore Show.
- His CBS News special Mr. Rooney Goes to Washington won a Peabody award in 1975.
- His support of striking members of the Writers Guild of America and refusal to appear on-air resulted in a salary freeze by CBS in 1987.
- A friend of slain World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle, he was bestowed a lifetime achievement award named in Pyle's honor by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in June 2003.
- Received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2003.
- Won the Best Script of the Year award from the Writers Guild of America multiple times.
- Marguerite Howard Rooney — Wife (deceased)
- Emily Rooney — Daughter
- Ellinor Reynolds Rooney — Mother
- Nancy Reynolds Rooney — Sister
- Ellen Rooney — Daughter
- Walter Scott Rooney — Father
- Brian Rooney — Son
- Martha Rooney Fishel — Daughter
- Attended Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Trending TonightSee all »
By Fox VideoUsually ships in 1-2 business days Buy New: $3.99 (as of 10:13 AM UTC - more info)
Charlie Rose with Richard Holbrooke; Misha Glenny, David Rieff & Susan Woodward; Andy Rooney (May 4, 1995)
By Charlie RoseUsually ships in 24 hours Buy New: $24.95 (as of 10:13 AM UTC - more info)
By Fox Home EntertainmeUsually ships in 1-2 business days Buy New: $4.77 (as of 10:13 AM UTC - more info)