Charlie LeDuff Net Worth, Early Life and Career Information


Charlie LeDuff is an American journalist,  writer, as well as a media personality. It is estimated that LeDuff’s net worth is $1.5 million from TV and radio programs as well as books and articles he writes. The number may increase in the future for some new projects planned.

He has worked in some high-end media companies such as The New York Times and The Detroit News.

LeDuff is well-known also as the host of a program entitled No BS News Hour with Charlie LeDuff. He gained many awards including a Pulitzer Prize although later he was accused of plagiarism.


Early Life

Charles Royal LeDuff, better known as Charlie LeDuff, was born on April 1, 1966, in Portsmouth, Virginia. He is one of the Ojibway, a group of Native American people.

After being an adult, LeDuff just discovered that his grandfather was Creole, a term to call people of African and French descent.

As a child and teenager, he lived in Westland, Michigan, and attended Winston Churchill High School and the University of Michigan.

His parents were divorced when he was a child and remarried. Therefore, he has a total of 4 siblings including a stepbrother.

Before becoming a journalist, LeDuff worked as a teacher in a school in Michigan as well as a carpenter. Then, he moved to Alaska and worked there as a cannery hand.

Next, he moved to Europe and was hired as a baker in Denmark. He went back to Michigan and lived there until now with his wife, Amy Kuzniar, and a daughter, Claudette LeDuft.

Career Information

After moving from one place to another, LeDuff continued his study at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

He was then hired by The New York Times as a result of getting a ten-week minority scholarship. His work in the media company continued from 1995 to 2007 as a staff reporter at The Times.

LeDuff was a contributor to a series published by The New York Times, How Race is Lived in America. A piece of the series, entitled At a Slaughterhouse Some Things Ever,  was written by himself.

The series later gained a Pulitzer Prize award in 2001. In 2006, he wrote another series, American Album. He is also the author of 4 books published recently.

They are Work and Other Sins: Life in New York City and Thereabouts (2005), US Guys: The True and Twisted Mind of the American Man (2008), Detroit: An American Autopsy (2013), and The Country’s Collapsing and the Ratings are Great (2018).

Other projects by LeDuff are a show namely Only in America as a collaboration of The New York Times and Discovery Channel and being the star in United Gates of America by a British channel, BBC.

He launched a program, The No BS News Hour with Charlie LeDuff in 2018 as well as a podcast on a Detroit radio in the same year.



Charlie LeDuff is one of the inspiring media personalities with talents and efforts. His works are high-quality but also very enjoyable. It is reasonable that he deserves to gain awards and profits from them.