Ian O. Cameron is a former ABC News executive producer known as Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice’s husband. Cameron is an alumnus of Stanford University and a Canadian citizen.
He also got a post-graduate degree from the London School of Economics. His career in TV started after a brief stint at a consultancy firm in Canada. He worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto and then worked at ABC News for 13 years before leaving in 2010. He also worked as a Washington Senior Producer for “World News Tonight”.
Camron and Rice have two children together — John ‘Jake’ Rice-Cameron (son) and Maris Rice-Cameron (daughter). Here are all the important details about the famous TV personality.
Top ten facts about Ian O. Cameron
- Cameron comes from a wealthy family of four children and his three siblings are named Donnell, Brian, and Laura.
- He was born on 11 June 1961 to Newton and Marjorie Cameron in Victoria, the British Columbia province of Canada, and will be 60 on his birthday in 2021.
- In 1983, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Stanford University before proceeding to the London School of Economics for post-graduate studies and finished with a Master’s degree in International Relations in 1987.
- He returned to Canada to start his career, and his first job was as a management consultant at a Canadian consultant company in Toronto.
- Cameron had his first broadcast job when he became a TV producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
- In 1997, Cameron left CBC and joined ABC News, a news service under the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
- He was promoted to executive producer of ABC’s “This Week” and served alongside George Stephanopoulos before rebranding the show with a more international flavour under Christiane Amanpour.
- He also worked as a Washington Senior Producer for “World News Tonight” and was nominated for two Emmy Awards.
- In 1992, he married the Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council Susan Rice and they share two children; John ‘Jake’ Rice-Cameron (son) and Maris Rice-Cameron (daughter).
- In 2010, he announced that he is stepping down from serving as executive producer of the program after two years between 2008 and 2010. He has run other private businesses since then.
Early life and education
Ian Officer Cameron was born on 11 June 1961 to Newton and Marjorie Cameron in Victoria, the British Columbia province of Canada. He grew up with his three siblings Donnell, Brian, and Laura. Cameron spent his childhood in Canada with his family.
However, after finishing high school he decided to enrol in one of the best universities in the world, Stanford University. Besides being popular for its high educational standards, this university was the first school to raise more than one billion dollars in a year.
Cameron graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication in 1983. He followed this up with a post-graduate enrollment at the London School of Economics and finished with a Master’s degree in International Relations in 1987. Armed with these qualifications, he ventured into the world of communications and broadcasting.
Ian O. Cameron returned to Canada to start his career. He got his first job as a management consultant at a Canadian consultant company in Toronto. His job duties included helping the company solve issues, create value, maximise growth and improve business performance. He also worked with the company’s leadership to assess and identify problems.
After his stint in the consultancy company, Cameron became a TV producer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). While there, he worked with other producers to plan and manage regular news broadcast from start to finish. Additionally, he coordinated the activities of the news production team and monitor news broadcasts.
Executive Producer at ABC News
In 1997, Cameron left CBC and joined ABC News, a news service under the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He joined the service as a TV producer and then got promoted to executive producer of ABC’s “This Week” during the George Stephanopoulos era in 2008. He notably assisted in rebranding the show with a more international flavour under Christiane Amanpour.
Before that, he worked for seven years as Washington Senior Producer for “World News Tonight” between 2001 and 2008 with David Muir. In 2010, he announced that he is stepping down from serving as executive producer of the program after two years between 2008 and 2010.
In a note to members of the staff, Cameron mentioned that the work schedule was why he was stepping down. “As many of you know working weekends for the past two years has been difficult for my family. They have been both supportive and enormously patient, but now it’s time for me to return to a more regular schedule,” he wrote.
James Goldston took over from him and continued to host the Sunday show with Amanpour for some years after. ABC News President at the time David Westin mentioned that he was grateful for what Cameron did with the company. “Last spring, he agreed to stay on to help with the introduction of the new version of This Week we began with Christiane. He accomplished what he set out to do, and we are in his debt,” Westin said.
During his time there, Ian O. Cameron was nominated for two Emmy Awards, Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis for “This Week” (2011) and Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast “ABC Evening News” (2007). The nominations were for the episode “Holy War: Should Americans Fear Islam?” and the coverage of “Target Zarqawi: Death of a Terrorist” respectively.
Ian Cameron and TransCanada
In 2012, it became public knowledge that Susan Rice and her husband Cameron owned stocks of about $300,000 to $600,000 in TransCanada, a company behind the Keystone XL pipeline. They also jointly own several stocks in oil producers, pipeline operators, and related energy industries including the under-fire company Enbridge.
Ian Cameron personal life
Cameron is a family-oriented man who always puts his loved ones in first place most of the time. This was evident in the reason he gave for stepping down as the executive producer of “This Week”. The family he was willing to let go of his high-paying job for includes; Susan Rice (wife), John ‘Jake’ Rice-Cameron (son) and Maris Rice-Cameron (daughter). Below, we give brief details about them.
Susan Rice Wiki
Susan Elizabeth Rice is an American diplomat, policy advisor, and public official serving as Director of the United States Domestic Policy Council since 2021. She was born on 17 November 1964 and will be 57 on her birthday in 2021.
Are Susan Rice and Condoleezza Rice related?
Susan RiceThis question has cropped up many times because both women are African-Americans and they share the same last name. Susan Rice and Condoleezza Rice are not related, Susan has only one brother named John.
Cameron and Rice met while they were both students at Stanford University back in the 1980s. They only got married in 1992 at the St. Albans School chapel, in Washington, D.C.
Why is Susan Rice so popular?
During the Clinton administration, she served in various capacities such as the National Security Council (NSC), special assistant to the president and senior director for African affairs from 1995 to 1997, and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1997 to 2001. She was a member of an American delegation to visit detained Nigerian president-elect Basorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola in 1998.
During the 2004 presidential campaign, Rice served as a foreign policy adviser to John Kerry. Additionally, she worked as a senior foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential campaign and was named to the advisory board of the Obama–Biden transition.
Rice became the second-youngest person, and the first black woman, to represent the US at the UN. She was National Security Advisor between 2013 and 2017. Prior to naming Kamala Harris as running mate, there were speculations that Joe Biden will name Rice for the role.
John David Rice-Cameron is fondly called Jake and he is the first son of the family. In 2018, he was a Stanford University student just like his parents. At an early age, he is already invested in politics and served as the head of the Stanford College Republicans, according to a Washington Post article.
His political affiliation with the Republican Party has made its way into the news because his mother is a famous Democrat. Jake Cameron had called the Stanford police to the central university plaza where he alleged Hernandez, a fellow student, had assaulted him over a political disagreement at a pro-Kavanaugh event in 2018.
Ian Cameron’s daughter is named Maris Rice-Cameron, her last name being a combination of her parents’ names. Not much is publicly known about her but she is the second and youngest child of the family.
She is still a teenager as of 2021 and was a student of Maret High School, in Washington, D.C. The only additional detail we could find was that she is an athlete and competes in the school’s basketball team.
Ian Cameron net worth
Susan Rice husband Ian O. Cameron had an estimated net worth of $23.5 million back in 2009 while her net worth was pegged at $43.5 million. This information was backed up by NPR’s report and a document on OnEarth’s website.
In 2016, her net worth had dropped to about $28.5 million. However, it is important to note that this net worth declaration did not include her and Cameron’s two homes and his own net worth. Additionally, Fortune magazine hinted that Ian Cameron inherited wealth from his parents who passed in 2008. The family is said to have a combined net worth approaching $1 billion in 2021.
Cameron has been revealed to be an heir to his parents’ wealth but he too has toiled to make a name for himself in the TV industry. Well known as an ABC News show executive producer back in the 2000s and late 90s, his newly found fame comes as a result of his wife Susan Rice.
Rice is one of the most influential women in American politics and has held several sensitive political positions over the past 26 years. This is why they and their kids are known as the Susan Rice family instead of the Ian Cameron family.
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