Leah Hope Bio, Age, ABC 7, Parents, Height, Husband, Salary, Net Worth

Leah Hope
Leah Hope

Leah Hope Biography

Leah Hope is a renowned American award-winning reporter currently working for ABC 7 News, Chicago’s Number One Station for news. She focuses on special investigations and other important stories that influence the lives of Chicagoans. She joined ABC 7 team in 1997.

Before joining ABC 7, Hope worked at KATU-TV, the ABC affiliate n Portland, Oregon. She anchored weekend evening newscasts and reported during the week. In addition, prior to joining KATU-TV, Hope worked at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana as an anchor and reporter. She started her professional broadcasting career as a general assignment reporter at WBC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland.

Leah’s coverage of African American community stories has been honored on both national and local levels. In 2003, she won two awards from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), for her reports on a group of “Lost Boys” attacked by a Chicago gang and changes in the cosmetic industry that reflect the changing face of America. The NABJ Chicago Chapter awarded Leah the 2003 Russ Ewing Excellence in Journalism Award and also recognized her with the 2004 Excellence in Enterprise Journalism Award for a series of reports on affirmative action.


Moreover, she received an Emmy Award for the half-hour primetime special, “9/11/02 The New Homeland.” She contributed to “People, Places, and Things You Should Know: Women in Science and Technology,” which won the 2001 Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television. Leah won several Peter Lisagor Awards, by the Society of Professional Journalists, for her stories from breaking news coverage to consumer and business reporting. As well, she was honored by the Chicago chapter of the Council on Islamic American Relations with the 2007 Media Award for ethical reporting. Additionally, she was honored as the 2013 recipient of the Diogenes Award for Excellence in media from the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois. Similarly, she won an Emmy for reporting during the 2012 NATO Summit.

Moreover, Leah is a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is also a Journalism Advisory Board member at Columbia College and belongs to several journalism organizations like Investigative Reporters and Editors Association, American Women in Radio and Television, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Academy of Television Arts, and Sciences.

Furthermore, when she is not working, her community involvement includes work in the arts. She is an active member of the Leadership Advisory Council at the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Instituto Cervantes of Chicago. Her charitable work led her to Minneapolis on a bicycle to participate in the 2001 Chicago AIDS Ride. Additionally, she participated in several breast cancer awareness campaigns to promote early detection.

Hope received a B.S. degree in Broadcast Journalism/Political Science from Syracuse University in New York.

Leah Hope Age

How old is Leah Hope? Hope was born in the United States of America to her parents. However, information about her year and month of birth is currently not available to the public. No details are available regarding her birthday. We guarantee to keep you updated once the information is available in the public domain.

Leah Hope Family

Hope is the great-granddaughter of John Hope; the first African-American president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. Hope’s nationality is American and she belongs to the African-American ethnicity. However, no information is available about her parents and siblings.

Leah Hope Husband

Hope is married to Bryan Smith, a Chicago magazine writer. The duo resides in the Chicago area. They have a child together.

Leah Hope’s Height

Hope stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) tall.

Leah Hope Salary

According to ABC 7 News anchors/reporters’ salary, Hope earns an annual average salary of $43,600.

Leah Hope Net Worth

Hope has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as a journalist.

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