Cheryl Burton Biography
Cheryl Burton is a news anchor in the United States. Since 1992, Burton has worked for ABC 7 Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Cheryl co-anchors the station’s 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts with Alan Krashesky, and she previously co-anchored WCIU-7 TV’s p.m. newscast with Hosea Sanders.
Burton went to Lindblom Technical High School, which has since changed its name to Lindblom Math & Science Academy. She received her diploma in 1980. She went on to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urban after graduation. She studied biology and psychology here with the goal of attending medical school, but she was worried about the cost. She was also a member of the Chicago Bears’ Honey B group as a cheerleader in college.
Burton began her career as a child actress in the American children’s television show Romper Room. She then competed on Star Search as a contestant. She went on to host an hour-long cable TV show called Simply Elegant after that. In 1989, she began her journalism career as a co-anchor on MBR: The Minority Business Report, a nationally syndicated weekly program.
Cheryl relocated to Peoria, Illinois, the following year to work as a reporter for WMBD-TV. In 1990, she moved to Wichita, Kansas, to work as an anchor at KWCH-DT. She joined WLS-TV as a weekend co-anchor and reporter two years later, in 1992.
Cheryl has worked as a news anchor for WLS-TV since then. In addition to reporting, she is a public speaker for the students of the Chicago Public Schools.
Cheryl Burton Age
How old is Chery? Burton is 59 years old as of 2021. She was born on December 25, 1962, at Provident Hospital in Chicago, the United States of America. In addition, Cheryl celebrates her birthday on December 10th every year and her birth sign is Capricorn.
Cheryl Burton Height | Weight
Burton stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall with a weight of 58 kgs. She has a body figure with measurements 35-24-35. Moreover, she has dark brown hair and brown eyes.
Cheryl Burton Family
Her mother, Hattie was a teacher at the Chicago Public Schools. Whereas her father Simpson served in the U.S. Air Force. Unfortunately, both her parents have passed away. Born on the day of Christmas, Cheryl is the fourth of five kids in her family. She has three sisters and a brother.
Cheryl Burton Husband
From 1986 to 1995, Burton was married to his ex-husband, ABC 7 sports reporter Jim Rose. Rose surprised his then-girlfriend with a diamond engagement ring on Friday night before Super Bowl XX in New Orleans, after they had been dating since college. In 1986, the couple married after a romantic proposal. The marriage, however, did not last long. There were no children born to the marriage. Despite the fact that Cheryl and Rose had to go through an unhappy split, they are still friends and on good terms.
Cheryl Burton Net Worth
Burton has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as a broadcast journalist. Chery receives an average annual salary of $83,300, according to ABC news anchors’ salaries. Since she is one of the old employees of the WLS-T, she obviously earns a considerable amount of salary.
Cheryl Burton Awards
- She has been honored with the Thurgood Marshall Award twice in 2004 and 2005.
- In 2009, she won the Procter & Gamble Award for her outstanding community service and Procter and Gamble Pioneer Award for community service.
- Cheryl then won the NABJ (National Association of Black Journalist) Salute to Excellence International award and Vernon Jarrett Par Excellence Award in journalism in 2008.
- Cheryl then won the Sisters in the Spirit Award in 2005. She was the first recipient of the award.
- She was awarded Russ Ewing Award in 2004 and 2003. In 2004 for covering the story of mother and daughter. The mother donated her kidney to her daughter. The year 2003 she received that award for showing the tragic incident of E2 nightclub.
- In 1998, she won the Kizzy Image and Achievement Award.
- The year 1997, Burton received the Phenomenal Woman Award.
- In 1995, she was awarded the CABJ award for covering Million Man March.