George Knapp Net Worth 2022, Age, Wife, Children, Height, Family, Parents

George Knapp net worth

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George Knapp is an American television investigative journalist, conspiracy theorist, news anchor, and talk radio host. Knapp’s earlier work has been recognized with Edward R. Murrow Awards, Peabody Awards, and 24 Pacific Southwest Regional Emmy Awards.

Knapp works at KLAS-TV and is also a frequent host of the Sunday night/Monday morning Coast To Coast AM syndicated radio show, a longtime fixture in Las Vegas media. He is known for his work investigating UFO claims which are a frequent topic of the Coast to Coast show. George Knapp hosts Coast to Coast AM on the third and fourth Sundays of the month and sometimes the fifth Sunday.

Early life

NameGeorge Knapp
Net Worth$5 million
OccupationJournalist, Theorist, News anchor, Talk radio host
Age69 years
George Knapp net worth 2022

George T. Knapp was born on April 18, 1953 (age 69 years) in Woodbury, New Jersey, United States. He grew up in Northern California and graduated from Franklin High School in Stockton, where he was the senior class president.

Knapp earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of West Georgia and a master’s degree in the same field from the University of the Pacific. He taught debate and forensics at both the University of the Pacific and the University of California, Berkeley.

He moved to Las Vegas in the early 1980s, working first as a cab driver before being hired as an intern and then a news reporter at a PBS station. From there, Knapp was hired as a reporter and news anchor for KLAS.


George Knapp reported on the story of Bob Lazar, who claimed to have worked on extraterrestrial UFOs at the secretive Area 51. According to Knapp, his discovery of evidence corroborating some of Lazar’s claims made his stories on Lazar be taken more seriously than typical UFO fare.

Knapp’s stories on Lazar earned an “Individual Achievement by a Journalist” award from the United Press International in 1990. However, to Knapp’s “eternal shame,” he also during this era publicized the claims of conspiracy theorist Bill Cooper, whom Knapp came to regard as far less credible than Lazar.

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In 1991, Knapp left KLAS to work for Altamira Communications, a public relations firm whose clients included advocates of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository 90 miles (140 km) north of Las Vegas. Knapp was rehired by KLAS-TV in the mid-1990s when he left the public relations firm.

He wrote a regular column titled “Knappster” for the now-defunct alternative newsweeklies Las Vegas Mercury and Las Vegas CityLife.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Knapp worked with the now-defunct group National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDS). Founded by Las Vegas businessman Robert Bigelow, NIDS was charged with scientifically studying unusual phenomena with scientists and funding.

Based on his work with NIDS and biochemist Colm Kelleher, Knapp publicized the so-called Skinwalker Ranch in northeast Utah, where strange events are alleged to have occurred.

In 2004, Knapp won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for a story about vote fraud in Clark County, Nevada. He has also won dozens of Pacific Southwest Regional Emmy Awards, and several writing awards from the Associated Press.

George Knapp and photojournalist Matt Adams were recognized for their work on the investigative series Crossfire: Water, Power, and Politics which received a 2008 Peabody Award.

Knapp has been concerned with animal welfare since the beginning of his journalism career. Since hosting occasionally with Coast to Coast AM, he hosts an annual animal welfare broadcast concerning issues, the development of law, animal cruelty and remediation efforts.

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The 2016 broadcast covered various issues including horses and trophy hunting, noting the almost one-year anniversary since the killing of Cecil the lion and the effect the incident was still causing at the date of the show.


George Knapp is married to Anne “The Viking” Fechner, they had their wedding in 2010. The couple held their marriage ceremony in Kauai, Hawaii. George and his wife Anne Knapp are living a happy life with each other without facing any kind of problems, tension and misunderstanding.

George Knapp net worth

How much is George Knapp worth? George Knapp net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a television investigative journalist, conspiracy theorist, news anchor, and talk radio host.

Knapp successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential media personalities in the United States.