Allison Rosati Biography
Allison Rosati is a well-known American award-winning journalist, currently working at NBC 5 News, WMAQ TV, as an anchor and reporter since August 1990. She serves as the co-anchor of the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts. Before joining NBC 5, Rosati worked as a general assignment reporter at KTTC-TV, Rochester, Minnesota, where she began her career in 1985. Fortunately, for a period of less than a year, she was promoted to be a producer and co-anchor of the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
Rosati left the station and joined WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, New York, where she anchored the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. Additionally, she served as a general assignment reporter. Moreover, in 1989, she was a local co-host of The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon alongside Barry Lillis. In 1990, Allison joined the WMAQ team as a host of First Thing in the Morning. During her morning possession, she co-hosted Chicago Live with Warner Saunders from 1991 to 1992.
In addition, Allison began anchoring the afternoon news in 1995, and in May 1997, she followed the controversial hiring of Jerry Springer as a commentator and the resignations of Ron Magers and Carol Marin. Furthermore, Rosati was promoted to co-anchor NBC’s 5 newscasts at 10 p.m. This made her the longest-reigning, most tenured late evening Chicago news anchor. Moreover, in August 1998, Allison left the afternoon newscast to concentrate on the station’s short-lived daytime program, NBC 5 Chicago Daytime, alongside Nesita Kwan and Byron Miranda. Unfortunately, due to low ratings, the show was canceled in 1999. Additionally, she was promoted to co-anchor of the 6 p.m. newscast after Joan Esposito left the station.
Moreover, Rosati hosted the weekly segment “Wednesday’s Child” from 1999 until its final report in 2005. Allison was also a host, co-creator, and co-executive producer of the half-hour special series Mom TV in 2000. In 2006, she was promoted together with Saunders to anchor the 5 p.m. newscasts, displacing Bob Sirott and Marion Brooks. After Saunder retired in 2009, Rob Stafford was selected as Rosati’s co-anchor for the evening newscast. Moreover, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary year with WMAQ, it was announced that Stefan Holt will be the new co-anchor of Rosati on the 10 p.m. newscasts from October 1, 2020.
In addition, Rosati likes to volunteer herself for community work. Allison has volunteered for many Chicago organizations such as Amate House, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Infant Welfare Society, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Children’s Home + Aid, the Ronald McDonald House, and the March of Dimes. Additionally, Rosati has helped Big Brothers Big Sisters of America by sitting on its board of directors and Gilda’s Club Chicago by serving as an honorary board member for the organization.
Allison was set to have surgery for her wounded limb in September 2020, but owing to the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois, she has been resting at home due to her age and higher risk of serious sickness.
Allison Rosati Age
How old is Allison Rosati? Rosati is 59 years old as of February 2022. She was born on February 12, 1963, in Dover, Delaware, in the United States of America. Allison grew up in Pine City, Minnesota. In addition, Rosati usually celebrates her birthday on February 12th every year.
Allison Rosati Education
Rosati attended Pine City High School and completed her high school education. Later on, she joined Gustavus Adolphus College and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in speech and communication in 1985.
Rosati Husband| Kids
Allison is married to radiologist Dr. Lee Dennis. The duo was married in a traditional Roman Catholic wedding ceremony on March 20, 1993, at Holy Name Cathedral. In addition, Lee and Rosati are blessed with four children, namely: Nicholas Dennis, Stephen Dennis, Katherine Mary Dennis, and Kristen Dennis. However, the two divorced on January 17, 2017. Moreover, she resides in Burr Ridge, Illinois.
Allison Rosati Family
Rosati is of Finnish, paternal, and Italian, maternal, descent. She is the daughter of Robert Rosati and Sharon Nowling. Rosati has managed to keep her family details away from the limelight, however, as soon as the information is available we will keep you posted.
Rosati is a woman of average body stature and height. She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Allison Rosati Net Worth
Rosati has an estimated net worth of around $1 million – $5 million as of 2022. His income is mainly attributed to her career as n anchor and reporter.
Allison Rosati Salary
Allison receives an estimated annual salary of around $99,111.
- Chicago Emmy Award for her role as host in “NBC 5 Presents: Millennium 2000,” 2000
- Named “Woman Of The Year”: Italian American Police Association, 2001
- Dante Award: the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, 2001
- Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Award: U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson, 2002
- National Emmy for the “Survive Alive” Station Project and Fire Prevention special
- Excellence in Communications Award: the Justinian Society of Chicago
- David Award for “Achievement in Broadcasting”
- First Decade Award: Gustavus Adolphus College
- Distinguished Alumni award: Gustavus Adolphus College
- Spirit of Love Award: The Little City Foundation of Palatine, 2003
- Humanitarian Of The Year award: the Italian American Police Association, 2004
- Media Person of the Year award; the Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest Chapter, 2005
- Gracie Award for her role as host in “Smart Choices, Safe Kids” Documentary special, 2006
- “For the Love of Children” award: Children’s Home + Aid, 2005
- Woman of the Year, Casa Italia Chicago, 2012
- Mary Ellen Nolan Guardian Angel Award: Amate House in Chicago, 2016
- The National Italian Invitational Golf Tournament for Charities Honoree, 2016
- 2016 Champions for Children Award: the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, 2017
- Veritas Award: The Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Albert the Great, 2018