CBS Anchor Jeff Glor Almost Became a Dentist

Before CBS Anchor Jeff Glor decided to go into broadcasting, he had thoughts about becoming a Dentist.

“I know it sounds crazy, but I actually went to college as a dentistry major. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, so I thought I might take up the family dentistry practice. But then I took my first chemistry course, and there was just no way that was going to work,” Glor says.

He also says what we all know. If you are getting into TV news for the money, you might want to rethink that.

“I had a job offer in New York to work for a big consulting firm. The pay would have been twice as much, compared to when I eventually started at a local TV station in Syracuse. At the time I had no other prospects, and no other options, but I turned it down, because I really wanted to go into broadcasting” Glor said, “If you are getting into the business to make money, that may not be the best place to start from. There has to be a foundation of loving what you do, and then hopefully success will follow.”

Either way, if you ask us, it still beats putting your fingers in someone’s mouth.

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