- At age 14, he was a radio commentator for minor-league baseball and football games in Charlotte, NC; that same year, he won the American Legion "Voice of Democracy" essay contest, which earned him a trip to Washington, D.C., to meet President Harry Truman. His entry was read on CBS radio by Edward R. Murrow.
- Won a 1956 Ernie Pyle Memorial Award for the human-interest columns he wrote for the Charlotte News.
- Joined CBS News as a writer in 1957 at age 22; two years later, he was promoted and became the network's youngest correspondent ever.
- Logged more than a million miles while reporting On the Road pieces, which began airing on CBS News in 1967.
- Won 13 Emmys, a 1995 Columbia-DuPont Journalism Award and 1985's Broadcaster of the Year Award from the International Radio and Television Society.
- Honored in March 2000 by the University of North Carolina with the dedication of the Charles Kuralt Learning Center, which features the contents of his Manhattan office.
- 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Broadcast Journalism: Winner
- 1975, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
- 1968, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
- Lisa Bowers White — Daughter
- Ina Bishop Kuralt — Mother
- Suzanna "Petie" Flosom Baird Kuralt — Wife
- Wallace Hamilton Kuralt — Father
- Catherine Kuralt Harris — Sister
- Patricia Shannon — Significant Other
- Susan Bowers — Daughter
- Wallace Kuralt — Brother
- Sory Guthery — Ex-wife
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States (BA in History, 1955)
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