Michelle Gallardo Biography
Michelle Gallardo is a renowned Mexican-American journalist currently serving as a general assignment reporter at Chicago’s ABC7. She joined Chicago’s No. 1 news team in 2004. Previously, she worked as a weather anchor/reporter at Univision Chicago for three years. In addition, Michelle has over 20 years of producing and reporting experience that includes local, national, and international news.
Gallardo also has well-established experience in the field of documentary production. In 2004, following the Asian tsunami, she traveled to Sri Lanka and Thailand to cover its effects. Airing on The Weather Channel and National Geographic’s Storm Stories series, the resulting shows received “Best Documentary” awards at the 2005 Telly’s.
Originally from Mexico, Gallardo started her journalism career as an entertainment reporter for Television Azteca in Mexico City. While there, from 1998-2000, she traveled to the U.S frequently, interviewing the top celebrities of the day.
Moreover, Gallardo got the opportunity as a freelance at CNN’s Mexico City Bureau. This was during the now historic 2000 presidential elections, whereby Mexico’s ruling party lost power for the first time in 70 years.
Additionally, some of Gallardo’s earliest experience however was earned through opportunities provided to her by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she attended graduate School. Besides, in 1996, they include a brief stint as Washington correspondent for WMAQ radio, as well as a production assistant for GMTV (Good Morning Television) in London. Besides, upon her return to the U.S, Gallardo began her career in earnest. She got jobs in Washington DC as an associate producer and field producer for Hearst-Argyle TV and Conus Communications respectively.
Gallardo was born in Mexico City and has a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, and is completely bilingual and bicultural. She spends her school years in Mexico City and summers with her American family in New York.
Furthermore, Gallardo earned her undergraduate degree in international relations from the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, in Mexico. In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Gallardo currently resides in downtown Chicago. Similarly, she is a marathon runner and Ironman triathlete. She also likes scuba diving, film, reading, theater, art, cooking, and travel. Gallardo has worked for a long time for Chicago’s ABC7. She worked as a general assignment reporter for the station since 2004.
Other personalities at Chicago’s ABC7 include:
- Alan Krashesky
- Cheryl Burton
- Terrell Brown
- Mark Giangreco
- Rob Elgas
- Judy Hsu
- Cheryl Scott
- Ryan Chiaverini
- Hosea Sanders
- Tanja Babich
- Tracy Butler
- Jessica D’Onofrio
- Ravi Baichwal
- Karen Jordan
- Roz Varon
Michelle Gallardo Age
How old is Michelle Gallardo? Gallardo was born in Mexico City, she has a dual citizen of the United States of America and Mexico. She is completely bilingual and bicultural. However, she has managed to keep her personal life private. She has not yet revealed the year and month she was born. Information about when she celebrates her birthday is not available.
Michelle Gallardo Family
Due to her secretive nature, Gallardo has not disclosed the information regarding her parents and siblings. We promise to keep you posted once the information is available in the limelight.
Michelle Gallardo’s Height
Gallardo has average body stature and stands at average height. However, exact details about her height and weight are currently under review.
Michelle Gallardo Husband
Gallardo has managed to keep her love life away from the limelight. Therefore, her relationship status is not known as of now. We will update this section as soon as the information surfaces.
Michelle Gallardo Net Worth
Gallardo has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million $5 Million as of 2021. Her income is mainly attributed to her successful career as a journalist.
Michelle Gallardo Salary
Gallardo earns an estimated annual salary ranging from $45,500 – $110,500 as a reporter at ABC7 News.