Muriel Clair Biography
Muriel Clair is an American Award-winning journalist currently working as the reporter of WGN-TV’s “Teacher of the Month,” in which WGN-TV recognizes outstanding local teachers for their achievements in the classroom. She joined the station in 1978 and after 34 years of service, Clair made the decision to work as a part-timer in December 2011.
Before working in television, Muriel taught English in Detroit and Kansas City public schools. She then started her broadcasting career at the NBC Kansas City affiliate WDAF-TV in the early 1970s. At the station, she won praise that earned her a spot at WMAQ-TV in Chicago to cover the education beat from the vantage point of an ex-teacher and an experienced journalist.
In her career, Clair has received numerous awards for excellence in journalism. In 2007, Muriel was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Chicago Silver Circle, which honors individuals who have devoted 25 years or more to the television industry.
She won the Broadcasters Award for African-American TV and Filmmakers in 2003. Furthermore, the Northwestern University School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions awarded Muriel for her “Journalistic Integrity and Work to Improve the Criminal Justice System.” She was also awarded a Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Woman of the Year for “Outstanding Service” in the field of communication in 2000.
Clair has served as a board member of the Marcy Newberry Association, a social service agency. She has also been actively worked close with Child Services. It is a community-based organization that helps children reclaim and control their lives. Moreover, Muriel served on the board of the Free Street Theater and has been a mentor in the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism program.
Muriel s a proud member of the Chicago Association of Black Journalists. In addition to her recognition as the Best Spot News reporter in 199, Clair was named one of Today’s Chicago Woman’s “100 Women Who Make A Difference.” Muriel was chosen as the Chicago Park District’s 1994 Chicagoan of the Year for promoting Chicago’s youth through her “For Kids’ Sake” series.
In 1993, she won the Associated Press First Place Award for her work on the series, “My Brother’s Keeper.” The Chicago Archdiocese honored her twice with the Cardinal’s Communicator Award. She was first honored in 1991 for her work on the series, “Families in Touch – Growing up Drug-Free.” Additionally, she received her second recognition from the Archdiocese in 1993 again for hr “For Kids’ Sake” reports.
Muriel Clair Age
How old is Muriel Clair? Clair has managed to keep her personal life away from the public eye. Therefore she has not disclosed her age, date, month, and year of birth. It is also not known when she celebrates her birthday.
Muriel Clair Husband
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Muriel Clair Family
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Muriel Clair Net Worth
Clair has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $3 million. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as a journalist.
Muriel Clair Salary
Clair works for WGN-Tv to receive an estimated annual salary of between $32,765 – $68,237.