Frances Wang Biography
Frances Wang is an American Weekend Evening Anchor & Reporter for CBS Miami. She is well known to have worked at ABC affiliate KXTV-Ch.10, where she worked for three years.
Frances Wang Age
Wang was born on 7th of December 1991 in San Francisco, She is 28 years old as of 2019.
Frances Wang Family | Young
Wang grew up in Sacramento which she considers her hometown. Wang is a Sagittarius by birth sign and as a child, as young, she worked as a customer service representative. Also, her family owned a hermit crab kiosk in Sacramento Mall. There is no much information about her family background.
Frances Wang Married | Husband
Wang is said to be soon going to be a bride and her marriage date is scheduled to be on October 12, 2019, in Pittsburgh. There is not much information about her past relationship history but at the present moment, she will be married to Benjamin Miller.
Frances Wang Education
Frances was enrolled and later graduated from St. Francis High School and attended the University of Southern California. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree from USC Marshall School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Also, she as well graduated Magna Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa Honors.
Frances Wang Career | CBS
Frances dreamed of being a journalist since she was a kid. At the age of 10, she started working at her mom’s kiosks at the mall. A local TV station later opened up a studio right next to them, and she watched the newscasts every day. After having been interviewed by anchor Walt Gray, she was hooked. Things came full circle as she would later go on to work with that same anchor. To make things even more full circle, Walt was at CBS4 in the 80s when it was still WCIX, Channel 6!
She has always been the most talkative of her peers, so her former teachers and classmates are not surprised she went into news broadcasting. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know people she may not have met otherwise. She loves to tell stories about the amazing things people do for their communities, especially sharing the good!
After her graduating from St. Francis High School (the all-girls Catholic school that inspired the 5-time Oscar nominated film ‘Lady Bird’), she went on to become a Trojan at the University of Southern California. She later graduated Magna Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. In her 4 years at USC, she also got a second Bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Frances Wang began her career as an intern in Sacramento News and Review. Also, she later interned at Young Hollywood and E! News. In her early days, she as well worked as an entertainment reporter at KABC-TV and CNN. In addition, she also worked at ABC10 as a morning news reporter at KREM2.
Currently, Wang anchors the weekend evening newscasts and reports weeknights. She joined the CBS4 team in December 2018. Apart from her journalism career, Wang is passionate about the Fashion industry as well. She started her own blog called “WangsWorkWear” and provides details about the latest accessories and jewelry.
Frances was also an anchor and reporter at the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, her hometown. Frances has also worked at the CBS station in Spokane, Washington, CNN, E! News, and KABC-TV in Los Angeles, California. In her free time, you can find Frances catching up on alot of TV shows, trying out new restaurants, and struggling to get to the gym. She loves mentoring college and high school students and volunteering with local organizations. She especially loves helping and witnessing Make-A-Wish grant wishes.
Frances Wang Net Worth
Wang has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2019. She has earned her annual salary of over $46,000 from her journalism career. She currently works as a reporter and anchor of CBS Miami and for your information, CBS Miami pays an annual salary of around $47,000 to its reporter.
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Alumna excels as TV journalist by staying true to herself, and her ‘loud personality’
At 10 years old, Frances Wang ’14 was her mother’s helper at their hermit crab kiosk in a Sacramento mall. Interacting with strangers pushed her to be more extroverted.
Then something else happened: The local NBC affiliate opened a studio next to her mother’s shop. When an anchor interviewed her about back-to-school shopping, she was hooked.
Wang is now back in Sacramento, working as an anchor/reporter for ABC affiliate KXTV and winning attention for her combination of fearless live reports and a warm, down-to-earth connection with the people in her stories — and viewers. She was even featured in the Sacramento News & Review’s “Best of Sacramento” issue in 2016.
Wang graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a second degree in business administration from the USC Marshall School of Business.
Did you really know, as a 10-year-old, that you wanted to be a broadcast journalist?
The experience of watching the news every day at the affiliate’s studio next to my mom’s kiosk first sparked my interest. When I was interviewed — and I’m not even sure if it ever aired — it sure made me feel special. Even working with customers day to day, I was always so proud when I felt like I made a connection with people. The older I got, the more I felt this was a fitting career path. It fit my personality and my passions. I’ve always been good with people — from classmates to strangers. Telling stories about people is what motivates me to produce journalism. Whether it’s about a man who lost his home in a wildfire or a grocery store clerk who everybody knows, with a back story no one has heard before.
What was the career path that brought you to being a reporter/anchor with KXTV?
While at Annenberg, I started with PR internships. I worked for CMPR, a sports PR agency, then Sacramento News & Review. I shifted to entertainment news and worked with an entertainment outlet called Young Hollywood, and then E! News for three semesters. And I worked as an entertainment reporter with both KABC-TV and CNN. I thought I was geared to that because I have a big personality and didn’t see myself as a serious newscaster. Then the industry took a turn and wanted anchors to be more genuine and relatable. They didn’t want me to be set on a teleprompter. And I think it took me a while to appreciate my loud personality. But I realized people appreciate it when you’re being real, when you’re true to yourself.
How has that played out in your work as a news reporter?
I think it’s so important for young reporters to remember you’re a human being first. I think it depends on the situation, but if you sacrifice door-knocking, you might end up getting a more emotional connection with them later. But I have been scooped because I’ve been too sensitive. It’s hit or miss. But I’ve been here two years and covered so many emotional stories and everyone’s been happy about them. Even people who didn’t want to talk said it really helped to open up to someone. And they’re happy they did.
What’s an example of that approach?
There was a case of a missing girl, Aly Yeoman, near Sacramento. The FBI was involved, and a lot of media were covering it. A month later, they found her body in the river. I was able to get through to the family on Facebook, and they liked how I had been covering the story, so the father talked with me, exclusively. I spent the afternoon with the family, and we had cameras shoot them from far away. I also met with them off-camera. They gave me a slide show of their daughter. I posted it on my Facebook page, and people really loved it. To the family, I stood out to them as someone they trust. I still stay in touch with them. I’m coordinating a visit with them now, to visit their grandparents on their farm. It’s not about getting them on camera any more.
Was there an experience at USC that was a defining moment for you — a time when you knew you were on the right track?
Working at ATVN [now USC Annenberg Media], I looked forward to going in every week. I loved that you have a reason to go up to someone — a politician or an official or a homeless person — and you have a reason to ask them about their lives. I’ve always loved starting conversations. It’s so cool that we get to do that. My classes were great, but I learned so much being out in the field, meeting people.
What did you take away from your experience at USC?
I’ve never been surrounded by more motivated people than in college. Being at USC Annenberg pushed me to hustle, hustle, hustle. The thing I loved about Annenberg was everyone was so focused on internships. It wasn’t weird to be hard-working or smart. At USC, you have all these people who are smart, hard-working and also very social, all in one place. The drive was insane. But most people are truly happy for each other when someone got an internship. People cheered for you, and it was a family that was very supportive. To this day, I’m so proud of my college classmates whenever they’re successful — whether they’re in a movie or their music blows up. Or even if they’re behind the scenes. We’re so proud of each other, and it keeps us motivated.