Brenda Blackmon Bio, Age, WPIX, Husband, Family, Net Worth

Brenda Blackmon Biography

Brenda Blackmon is an award-winning journalist currently working as the anchor of WPIX 11 News weeknights at 6.20 p.m. alongside Kaity Tong. She joined the station in 2016 as an anchor. Firstly, she co-anchored in New York at WWOR-TV with Rolland Smith, then Sean Mooney, and then Emie Anastos and Harry Martin.

Previously, she worked in Nashville, Tennessee, and Columbus, Georgia where she was the first black anchor. Before becoming a journalist, Brenda worked as a plus-size model. Blackmon graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. and MPA from Fairleigh Dickison University and received honorary doctorates from Caldwell College and Fairleigh Dickson University. Currently, she is a member of the Fairleigh Dickson University Board of Trustees.

Brenda has won four Emmy Awards and she has been nominated for 15 Emmys. She also received a broadcasting Award from McDonald’s in 2010 and WWOR presented a special salute in honor of her career. Moreover, she has also won more than a dozen Associated Press Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards for Broadcast excellence.

Additionally, Brenda is active in community involvement. She volunteers at Share for special events. Luckily, she was selected as Woman of the Year by Queens Courier News in 2010. Blackmon also received the Shirley Chisholm Award for public service. She is also an active participant in the national campaign to find a cure for lupus, through the Alliance for Lupus Research and her foundation, the Kelly Funf For Lupus, Inc.

On the 8th of December 2015, WPIX announced the hiring of Blackmon to co-anchor their weeknight newscast together with Kaity Tong. She joined the station on January 11, 2016.

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Brenda Blackmon Age

How old is Brenda Blackmon? Blackmon is 71 years old as of 2023. She was born on August 20, 1952, in Columbus, Georgia, in the United States. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on the 20th of August every year, and her birth sign is Leo.

Brenda Blackmon Husband

Blackmon was a married lady. However, she divorced her husband, with whom they share a daughter named Kelly Dawn. However, she has not shared any details regarding her husband. Currently, she and her daughter, live in New York.

Brenda Blackmon Family

Blackmon has not shared any details regarding her parents or siblings in the limelight since she likes to keep her personal life private. However, as soon as the information is available in the public eye we will keep you posted.

Brenda Blackmon’s Height

Brenda is a woman of average body stature and height. However, her height and weight details are currently under review.

Brenda Blackmon Net Worth

Blackmon has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million as of 2022. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as a journalist.

Brenda Blackmon Salary

Blackmon receives an estimated annual salary of between $45,000 – $110,500.

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