Anna Davlantes Biography
Anna Davlantes is an American television news presenter and journalist. Davlantes co-hosted Good Day Chicago on Fox 32 Chicago and has worked for PBS station WTTW and NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV in Chicago, ABC affiliate WPTA in Fort Wayne, Indiana and KRIV in Houston. She is a multiple Regional Emmy Award winner, including an Emmy for “Get Into The Shark Tank!”, an underwater documentary that involved swimming with sharks.
Anna Davlantes Age
Davlantes was born in 1985. She is 34-35 years old as of 2019.
Anna Davlantes Salary and Net Worth
Davlantes has an estimated net worth of $1.2 Million. Being a successful journalist who appears on both television and radio, she earns a good salary but the exact ammount reamains a mistery.
Anna Davlantes Husband
Davlantes is married to David R. Gamperl, known to be a businessman based in Chicago, Illinois, America since 2011 and the couple has been together since then. They have a daughter Gabriella Britton Davlantes Gamperl born on on November 26, 2011. Since she likes to keep personal information secret, she has not disclosed her past relationships.
Anna Davlantes Education
Born and raised in Rogers Park, Chicago, Davlantes went to Lane Tech High School. She studied at the University of Oxford and graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Anna Davlantes Career
Davlantes presented NBC 5 Chicago’s breaking news coverage of a fatal scaffolding collapse at the John Hancock Center in 2002, winning a Regional Emmy Award.
She broke a story that gained national media attention in May 2003, by being the first to acquire a video showing seniors hazing juniors at a powderpuff game in Northbrook, Illinois. The exposure of the hazing incident at Glenbrook North High School led to national hazing reform. She appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss hazing among youth.
Davlantes aired a series of reports exposing mob intimidation in Bridgeview, Illinois in 2005. While investigating the piece, Davlantes received several threats. Her work was recognised by The Chicago Headline Club and was awarding the Ethics Award in Journalism.
Her experience as a diver allowed her to host the documentary “Get Into the Shark Tank!”, which aired on NBC 5 Chicago and won her another Regional Emmy Award. The documentary is filmed almost entirely underwater in the shark tank at the Shedd Aquarium and she is credited with the first underwater live shot on a local newscast.
Anna Davlantes WGN
In March 2015, five months after joining WGN AM 720 as a full-time contributor, Anna Davlantes shifted from Steve Cochran’s morning show to Roe Conn’s afternoon show. The former Chicago television news anchor will hold forth with Conn from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting March 16, according to vice president of content and programming at the Tribune Media news/talk station, Todd Manley.
“It’s been amazing to be part of the ‘Steve Cochran Show’ and the WGN team,” Anna said in a statement Monday. “I’m looking forward to setting the alarm a tad bit later and joining Roe in afternoons, helping him build on what’s already been a great start at WGN. Many thanks to Jimmy deCastro, Larry Wert and Todd Manley for this opportunity.”
The Chicago native and Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism graduate, spent nine years as a reporter and weekend news anchor at NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5, followed by four years as a news anchor and host of “Good Day Chicago” at Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32. In October 2013, Davlantes left Fox 32 to pursue other projects.
Besides Davlantes, others who sat in with him included Sylvia Perez, another former Chicago television news anchor and Amy Guth, host of WGN’s weekend “RedEye Remix” and general manager/publisher of RedEye Chicago and the website Metromix. At Cumulus Media news/talk WLS AM 890, where he spent 25 years on the air, Conn worked with four co-hosts, including Richard Roeper, Cisco Cotto, Bill Leff and Garry Meier.
Conn said he welcomed the addition of Anna to his afternoon ensemble. Conn said “I’ve known Anna personally and professionally for a long time,”. “I’m a huge fan and really lucky the circumstances were right for her to be available for us in the afternoons. Between Anna, [news anchor] Connor McKnight, Judy Pielach, [sports reporter] and [traffic reporter] Esmeralda Leon — not to mention a surprise or two yet to come — we’re building a dream team. I feel like Theo Epstein with better luck and maybe better hair. . . . OK, not better hair.”
Since she joined WGN in October 2014, Davlantes has been responsible for delivering “The Big Story” — 90-second reports on trending topics drawn from social media — at the bottom of each hour during Cochran’s show. Those duties are expected to be assumed by morning news anchor Andrea Darlas. Cochran said “Anna and I have been friends for years, which says how lucky I am and raises questions about her taste,”. “I love having her with me every morning, but to stay with us and take her next step in TV she needs to join Roe and with that she can focus even more on her favorite job, being a great mom to her daughter, Gabby.”
Anna Davlantes Awards
Davlantes has won numerous awards including Ethics Award in Journalism from The Chicago Headline Club, Herman Kogan Award from The American Bar Association and News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Regional News Story. She has also been approached by MSNBC and CNN to work for the channels.
- Ethics Award in Journalism from The Chicago Headline Club
- Herman Kogan Award from The American Bar Association
- Emmy Award for “Get Into the Shark Tank!”