Micah Materre Biography
Micah Materre is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist currently the anchor of the WGN Evening News at Five and Six and the WGN News at Nine and Ten. Before Micah was given his current role as the WGN News at Nine anchor in 2009, she co-anchored WGN Midday News from January 2003 to October 2009.
Materre has an early passion for journalism, a passion that grew much after he graduated from a local high school in Chicago. She then joined Drake University and graduated with a Bachelors’s degree in journalism.
Micah Materre Career
Micah first joined WGN-TV in January 1998 as the station’s Morning News co-anchor and medical reporter. She has anchored all of the newscasts at WGN and covered entertainment news and special assignment stories.
Notably, Micah covered the historic inauguration of America’s first black President. Furthermore, she reports and co-produces the “Chicago’s Very Own” bi-weekly segment for WGN News and she is the host of WGN’s public affairs program, “People to People”.
A Chicago native, Micah spent eight years at WJBK-Tv in Detroit where she worked as the main anchor and general assignment reporter. At WJBK, Micah’s work received numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy and an award from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. In 2014 she received a Chicago/Midwest Emmy and was also honored as being a diversity trailblazer by Barnes and Thornburg LLP.
Before moving to the Motor City, Materre cut her teeth in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor. As of now, she has over 30 years of experience as a journalist and broadcaster.
Micah started her broadcast career in 1983 at NPR affiliate, WBEZ radio in Chicago, producing and reporting for four years. Moreover, she taught radio production at Columbia College.
Micah has been featured in several local and national publications over the years, including the New York Times Magazine, Glamour, Ebony, Good Housekeeping, Today’s Chicago Woman, ‘Who’s Who’ in Black Chicago, Michigan Avenue Magazine, and RedEye.
Meterre serves as a commentator, emcee, and honorary chairperson to several community and civic organizations across Chicago. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Children’s Choir and serves on Tutoring Chicago’s Advisory Board. In addition, Materre is a member of the civic organization, Links, Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Micah Materre Age
Materre is 58 years old as of 2020. He was born on November 9, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. He celebrates his birthday on November 9th every year.
Micah Materre Husband
Materre is married to her husband Kelvin Michael, a photographer and editor at WJBK-TV. The couple wedded in June 1995. They are blessed with two children, a son, and a daughter.
Micah Materre Family
Materre was born and raised in Chicago by her parents Louis Materre and Jeanne Materre. Her mother was a school administrator while her father was an insurance broker. Moreover, her father also owned a paint store on the south side of Chicago.
Micah Materre Height
Materre stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches. However, her other body measurements are not available.
Micah Materre Net Worth
Materre has an estimated net worth of between $500,000 – $1 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as a broadcast journalist.
Micah Materre Salary
Materre receives an annual salary of approximately $42,000 as a WGN News anchor and reporter. However, we will update the exact annual salary as soon as it’s available.
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