Jon LaPook Biography
Jon LaPook is a well-known American physician, who is knowledgeable in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Jon is the Chief Medical Correspondent for CBS News. He is a professor at the NYU School of Medicine.
Jon LaPook Education
Jon studied at Yale University and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he received his M.D and graduated with honors in 1980.
Jon LaPook Medicine
Dr. LaPook practiced gastrointestinal and internal medicine at Columbia in 1986. He went on to become a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, where he continued to teach. He has contributed to the development of an electronic textbook of medicine and written a medical practice management software package that he sold in 1999 to a business that was eventually acquired by Emdeon Corporation, the parent company of WebMD.
La Pook is a published author who is passionate about educating the general public about health issues. He is the originator of the NYU Langone Empathy Project, whose purpose is to improve the connection between health professionals and patients by developing a video-based curriculum that teaches empathy to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
Jon LaPook CBS News
LaPook began working as a Medical Correspondent for the “CBS Evening News” in 2006, with Katie Couric. He was later named CBS News’ Chief Medical Correspondent in 2013 and has been on “CBS This Morning,” “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” CBS Radio, and CBS News Streaming on a regular basis.
In his endeavor to provide insight and perspective on a wide range of health and medical topics, he has interviewed patients, healthcare practitioners, researchers, thought-leaders, and government officials, including President Obama twice.
LaPook has won three Emmys for his coverage of the national medication crisis in 2012, team coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, and Outstanding Program for “CBS Sunday Morning” in 2019. He received a Gracie Award in the News Feature Series category from The Alliance for Women in Media in 2018 for two landmark 60 Minutes episodes that probed a sexual abuse scandal involving American elite gymnasts, USA Gymnastics, and Aly Raisman.
In 2018, LaPook was a finalist for the George Foster Peabody Award for his two 60 Minutes investigative reports on the gym1953 nastics controversy. In 2007 and 2013, he received two Edward R. Murrow Awards for “Best Broadcast.” He also received a New York Press Club Award in 2015 for the documentary series Doc Dot Com.
Jon LaPook Salary
Jon receives a yearly salary of $ 102,548 dollars.
Jon LaPook Net worth
Jon has an estimated net worth ranging between $ 1 million – $ 5 million dollars.
Jon LaPook Age
Jon is 68 years old as of 2021. He was born on September 1, 1953, in Mineola, New York.
Jon LaPook Height
Jon stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Jon LaPook Family
LaPook was born to Elsa, a dentist and Sidney LaPook and World War II veteran. He has three sisters, Judith, Nancy Diamond, and Corinne LaPook.
Jon LaPook Husband
Jon is married to Kate Lear whose the daughter of Norman Lear. The couple has sons together.
Jon LaPook Ethnicity
Jon is of American nationality and is caucasian.