Kris Pickel Bio, Age, Husband, Family, CBS 5, Height, Salary, Net Worth

Kris Pickel
Kris Pickel

Kris Pickel Biography

Kris Pickel is a renowned award-winning American Journalist currently anchoring the evening news for CBS 5 News based in Phoenix, Arizona alongside Sean McLaughlin. Prior to joining CBS 5 News, the award-winning anchor was the chief host for the NBC affiliate in Cleveland. She joined CBS 5 back in the June of 2015.

Pickel began her career as a college intern at a news station in Sacramento. Kris edited multiple newscasts which paved the way for a career in reporting. She started an official job as a producer and weekend news anchor in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Thereafter, Pickel moved from Colorado to Reno, Nevada, where she met her husband. She worked for ten years as an anchor for KOLD-TV and also spent some time working in Sacramento, California. In addition, Kris also worked for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio for almost 12 years.
AS of now, Pickel is a news anchor at CBS KPHO in Phoenix, Arizona.


Pickel began her career in the early 90s and has done everything in the news industry from reporting, editing, working as an anchor, and producer, and also manning the assignment desk. When she is not working, she involves herself in the community, and she is passionate about giving back and serving the underprivileged. Moreover, Pickel participates in various charities and events in and around Arizona.

Kris Pickel Age

Pickel is 55 years old as of 2024. She was born and raised in Sacramento, California, the United States of America with her sisters. However, information regarding her birthdate and when she celebrates her birthday is not available.

Kris Pickel Family

Pickel was born and raised in Sacramento, California, with her sisters, by her parents. However, she has not disclosed any information regarding her parents. In addition, Pickel’s nationality is American and her ethnicity is white.

Kris Pickel Husband

Is Kris married? Yes, Kris is happily married to her husband Carl Lemon. When she relocated to Reno, Nevada, to work at a local news station, she met her husband. Carl worked for the station as a videographer. The duo got engaged in 1996 and waited for three years before tying the knot in 1999.

The couple lived in Sacramento for a while, with their two sons, Bruce and Clark, before relocating to Cleveland, Ohio, and thereafter Arizona. Moreover, Carl is an avid comic book collector and has received international recognition for his photography abilities.

Kris Pickel Height

Pickel stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.72m) tall with moderate weight. In addition, she has blue eyes color and blonde hair color.

Kris Pickel Awards

Due to her hard work, Kris has won multiple awards including eight Emmy Awards, though she has never attended a single ceremony.

Moreover, she received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award, for investigating police brutality towards civilians living in Tucson, Arizona during
the NCAA championships.

Furthermore, Pickel was nominated for National News and Documentary Emmy award for investigating breast implant illness.

Kris Pickel Salary

Pickel receives an average annual salary of between $40,580 – $110,598 as an anchor at CBS 5.

Kris Pickel Net Worth

How much is Kris worth? Kris has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. Her wealth stems primarily from her career as a journalist.

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