News Anchors’ Rolex Watches

Rolex Submariner Date Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 16610

Being a news anchor must be one of the hardest jobs around. Aside from being well-informed and quick on their feet, they’re also expected to come across as pleasant, professional and trustworthy all at the same time.

One of the major factors that contribute to their demeanor is the way they dress — and there’s nothing like a tailored suit and a classic timepiece to show that they mean business. A Rolex, specifically, lends that distinct style and sensibility.

Check out the news anchors who wear Rolex on duty:


Rolex GMT Master II Black Bezel Steel Mens Watch 16710


Rolex GMT-Master II on Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper does in-depth reporting and investigative coverage for CNN, placing him both in the newsroom and on the field. His choice timepiece is a Rolex GMT-Master II with a black bezel and red hand.

The ref 16710 is one of the most successful models of the GMT-Master, having been produced from the 1980s until 2007. With a slim case, smooth lugs, aluminum insert, and versatile colorway, it’s easy to dress up or dress down, whenever the occasion calls for it. Photo from Anderson Cooper on Instagram




Rolex Submariner Date Black Dial Steel Mens Watch 16610


Rolex Submariner and Daytona on Brian Williams

Brian Williams covers the late night timeslot for MSNBC’s The 11th Hour. He wraps up the day’s happenings with a Rolex Submariner steel model on his wrist.

His choice model is the ref 16610, which is the previous generation Submariner with a pre-ceramic, aluminum bezel insert. Discontinued in the 2010s, this model remains a favorite among collectors for its resilient all-steel finish and tapered case that easily fits under the cuff.


Rolex Daytona Black Dial Chronograph Steel Mens Watch 116520


When he’s not wearing his Submariner, Brian sports a contemporary stainless steel Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. He loves this model so much, he has both the black and white dial versions. The ref 116520 was the first Rolex Daytona model to run on a completely in-house movement, making it an important piece of Rolex history. Photo from Anthony Quintano on Twitter




Rolex Datejust 36 Silver Baton Dial Steel Mens Watch 116200


Rolex Datejust 36 Baton Dial on David Muir

ABC’s David Muir juggles his time as anchor of World News Tonight and co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20. While he’s busy being at the helm of America’s top-rated news show, David keeps it simple with the ever reliable Rolex Datejust.

His choice watch is a monochromatic model in Oystersteel, with a silver dial and baton hour markers. Exquisitely styled and presented with an Oyster bracelet, this watch can be worn in just about any setting — from casual weekends to red carpet events. Photo from David Muir on Instagram




Rolex Datejust Steel Yellow Gold Buckley Dial Vintage Mens Watch 16013


Rolex Datejust Buckley Dial on Tucker Carlson

FOX News’ Tucker Carlson hosts the political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight. He adds a bit of color to his tailored suits with his signature striped tie and a two-tone Rolex Datejust.

His choice Rolex Datejust is the less common Buckley dial design, distinguished by its black painted Roman numerals and hands, in place of the usual applied numbers. First produced in the 1980s, this model comes with a two-tone Jubilee bracelet, making it suitable in the office or dressed up for a formal occasion. Photo from Outnumbered on Twitter




Rolex Daytona Black Dial Chronograph Steel Mens Watch 116520


Rolex Daytona Black Dial on Scott Pelley

CBS News’ Scott Pelley anchored the CBS Evening News for almost a decade and now serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. The news veteran is also a photographer, keynote speaker, and author – making him a very busy man.

His choice timepiece is perfect for the multitasker. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref 116520 comes in a stainless steel finish, with a highly precise in-house movement, chronograph functions, and a tachymeter bezel, making it highly functional and robust. Video from CBS News on YouTube


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