Jennifer Mayerle Biography
Jennifer Mayerle is an Emmy-Award winning journalist who is currently working for WCCO as an anchor for WCCO Saturday Morning from 8-9 a.m. She returned to WCCO in May 2014 as a reporter where she initially began her career as an intern.
Since joining WCCO, Mayerle has been a part of the 10’o clock news team which was awarded a regional Murrow award for their coverage of Jacob Wetterling’s case. The award also recognized their reporting on the arrest of his kidnapper and killer Danny Heinrich.
Jennifer further got recognized by RTNDA with a Murrow for “Spreading Kindness”, the story of a young girl with cancer who, along with her sisters developed friendships with their garbage men. In addition, she has been recognized in Minnesota with an Emmy Award by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
During her course of work, Mayerle was pleased to cover the Ryder Cup, making her reports from several major golf tournaments including The Masters.
She was further thrilled by her journey with the Minnesota war veterans on their Honor Flight to visit the war memorials in Washington DC. and to observe the changing of the guard with them at Arlington National Cemetry.
Before joining WCCO, Jennifer worked at CBS46 where she was recognized for her excellence in reporting as well as her community involvement. She further received an Emmy for her in-depth analysis of the long-lasting impact of concussions and repeated hits to the head on athletes from the young stage to the pro level. Her reports prompted Georgia legislators to pass The Return to Play Act, a law made to protect young athletes.
In 2011, Jennifer won an Emmy, a Murrow, and a Georgia Associated Press award for her report on Ann Bartlett, a woman who died in a house on fire. From this, Mayerle discovered that it was due to the failure of firefighters to respond adequately to her 911 call.
One of her reports is notable for saving lives. This was an investigation she broke on counterfeit smoke detectors purchased by the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and distributed to low-income residents. These reports prompted an FBI investigation of the distributor, later forcing the department to recall and replace more than 18,000 faulty detectors.
She further received the Apex Society’s 2008 “Power 30 under 30” award. This is an award that honors 30 professionals in Atlanta under age 30 for excellence in their professional and community service.
In Atlanta, Jennifer occasionally reported on The Insider and CNN. in addition, she contributed profiles of prominent individuals to The Atlantan monthly magazine.
Before moving to Atlanta, Jennifer worked as a weekend anchor and reporter for WKRG in Mobile, AL. While there, she gained international recognition for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She won her first Emmy and Murrow Awards for her interview with Hardy Jackson in Biloxi, Mississipi, hours after his wife was swept by the deadly floodwaters.
Mayerle started her career at KWES, Midland, TX, as a weekend anchor and reporter. This was after interning at WCCO.
Jennifer Mayerle Age
How old is Jennifer Mayerle? Mayerle is 42 years old as of December 2020. She was born on December 11, 1978, in Edina, Minnesota, the United States of America. In addition, she revealed that she celebrates her birthday every 11th day of December.
Jennifer Mayerle Husband
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Jennifer Mayerle Height
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Jennifer Mayerle Net Worth | Salary
Mayerle is currently estimated at a net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million. This has been attributed to her successful career as a journalist. However, her salary is still under review.