Jean Goebel: Where is Dan Rather’s wife now?

Jean Goebel

Jean Goebel is the wife of Dan Rather. Jean Goebel’s husband is an American journalist, commentator, and former national evening news anchor. He gained nationwide popularity after his reporting saved thousands of lives during Hurricane Carla in September 1961. In his first national broadcast, he helped successfully evacuate 350,000 people. Who is Dan Rather’s wife?

Jean Goebel: Bio Summary

Full NameJean Goebel
famous asDan Rather’s wife
Age N/A
Date of BirthN/A
Place of Birth United States of America
Children Danjack RatherRobin Rather
spouse  Dan Rather (m. 1957)

Who is Dan Rather’s wife?

Jean Goebel gained most of her fame from being the wife of Dan Rather. Though she was born in the United States of America, not much information is available regarding his age, date of birth, and exact place of birth. Her husband on the other hand was born on October 31, 1931, in Wharton County, Texas, the son of Daniel Irvin Rather Sr., a ditch digger and pipe layer, and the former Byrl Veda Page. Dan Rather is 92 years old as of 2023.

How did Dan Rather and his wife Jean Goebel meet?

Per sources, Jean Goebel worked as a secretary in a private firm, and her sister worked at KTRH, Houston’s CBS radio affiliate. Dan, the news director for KTRH in 1956, was introduced to her by her sister when she applied for a Job as a secretary. Describing their meeting Dan told Closer-“I was working at KTRH radio in Houston and she came to work in a secretarial position. In my case, it was love at first sight. Not only was she so intelligent, she was smoking hot, and it took me a while to convince her to marry me

Fast forward they fell in love and decided to take their relationship to the next level by exchanging their vows. Jean and Dan tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony in 1957 and since then have been each other’s support. The couple has been married for more than six decades, 66 years to be precise. Their marriage has also been blessed with two children-  Danjack Rather and Robin Rather- a son and a daughter.

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A year after their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, their daughter Robin Rather. The family grew from three to 4 after the birth of Danjack Rather in 1960. When asked about the secret to the success of his marriage, Dan Rather said- “I don’t think there’s any secret about it.” He told Closer– “You have to work at it, and having two wonderful children has helped. Mostly thanks to Jean, they have grown into very good adults.

He also told the outlet that, when he was covering the Civil Rights Movement, there was a year when he was only home for 31 days, and he was in Vietnam for the better part of 1965–’66, but he never take it for granted because of his wife Jean Goebel. He went on to say-“if for any reason Jean left me, I wouldn’t be worth a damn.” The couple maintains homes in New York City and Austin, Texas. Per the NYtimes, Jean is also a Painter.

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Where is Dan Rather’s wife Jean Goebel now

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 10: Dan Rather and Jean Goebel attend the 8th annual Fast Company Grill during SXSW on March 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Fast Company)

Dan Rather and his wife Jean are still married and loved up more than ever. Aside from being parents of two children, the couple are grandparents and great-grandparents. In 2017, the family had a fun Christmas quiz game together. The game was a game on her grandson’s smartphone. The terms of the game were simple: properly answer 12 questions and you’ll win a jackpot.

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The Rathers outperformed all other contenders and deservedly took home the $30 prize. At the end of the game, Dan Rather who covered John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas in 1963 stressed that the game was about spending time with his family and creating memories, not about winning a significant quantity of money.

The two love birds have been spotted at various even together and spending quality time together. Dan Rather and his wife Jean Goebel posed on the red carpet at the Texas Medal of Arts Awards on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at the Long Center in Austin, Texas. Jean Goebel and her husband were also together at The International Center of Photography’s 33rd Annual Infinity Awards at Pier 60 on April 24, 2017, in New York City.

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