Sam Donaldson, Wife Split After 29 Years

Ex-DC local TV reporter Jan Smith, 57, hires top DC divorce lawyer Sanford Ain to wrangle extrication from ABC News ex-star Sam Donaldson, 78. Washington Post Reliable Source.  

Sandy was tagged as one of Town & Country society mag’s top ten U.S. divorce lawyers.

Sandy to the WP gossip vulturesses:  “They remain on good terms with each other and are hopeful they’ll be able to resolve their economic issues.

No reason given for the split, and the couple has not yet filed for divorce, said Ain: “It’s unclear where this is ultimately headed.”

Sam Donaldson Jan Smith

Related: ABC News Blowhard Sam Donaldson Blows Himself a DUI 12-19-12.

(h/t Jim Bohannon)

Friday, January 4, 2013 @ 7:40 AM


  • Jimbotalk

    Who gets custody of his toupee?

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

       Presumably the rug is not community property. …

    • Jimbotalk

      I hear it’s the Howard Cosell autograph model.

  • frannie

    what took her so long?

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

      I have no idea, Frannie.  She’s been married to him more than half her life.  At 57 she’s 21 years younger than Sam. 

    • Sentinel

      Stockholm Syndrome?