Colleen Williams Biography
Colleen Williams (Colleen Ann Williams) is an American journalist. She is a news anchor of KNBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles, serving on the 5 and 11 p.m. weekday broadcasts. Williams also reports on occasion for NBC News and MSNBC.
She is one of the most-recognized anchors in the Los Angeles area, the second-largest media market in the United States. She once could be recognized for her trademark hairstyle which until the late 1990s included a prominent silver streak.
Colleen Williams Education
Williams attended college at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska before finishing her bachelor’s degree in education at University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Colleen Williams Career
She taught in the Omaha Public School system for a few years before starting her news career with WOWT in Omaha.
In 1986 Williams joined KNBC in from cross-town rival KCBS-TV where she anchored the 5 p.m. news for three years, succeeding Connie Chung after she left for NBC News. Before her L.A. arrival at KCBS (which was then KNXT), Williams anchored at KPIX-TV, the CBS station in San Francisco, California.
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She was particularly visible during the O. J. Simpson murder trial, which she covered for KNBC and MSNBC, co-anchoring a daily summary of the trial each evening.
It was after the Simpson trial concluded that Colleen Williams succeeded long-time 11 p.m. anchor Kelly Lange. Kelly left the station after 25 years to work briefly for KCBS-TV before leaving television entirely in 2001.
On August 29, 2009, Williams attended the 61st Emmy Awards at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California.
Colleen Williams Age
She was born on March 6, 1955 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States.
Colleen Williams Husband
Williams got married to, Jon Dudley, an Air Force officer in 1991, whom she met while covering the Persian Gulf War.
Colleen Williams Son
Williams has a son, Sean, who is a graduate from Loyola Marymount University.
Colleen Williams Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $16 Million which she has earned from her career as a reporter.
Colleen Williams Awards
Williams has received Golden Mike awards:
- coverage of the Chatsworth train crash
- NBC4’s special “LA Riots: Rubble to Rebirth.”
- coverage of 1996 Atlanta Summer Games Centennial Park bombing
Williams was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio & Television News Association
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