Jackie Bange Biography
Jackie Bange was born on 8 September 1961 in the United States. She is the weekend anchor and reporter for independent station WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois. Since October 1995 Bange co-anchors weekend edition of WGN-TV’s primetime newscast ‘ WGN News at Nine’ along with Robert Jordan. Aside from providing in-depth coverage of local stories, Jackie has reported from exotic international locales, including Africa and Paris, France. Jackie has worked with Elmhurst College’s Mentor Program for students interested in the field of journalism.
She is proud to carry on a family tradition of television. Her father was a news anchor in Miami, Florida, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her mother was a weather girl in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In her free time, Jackie enjoys skydiving and athletic training. She has completed seven Triathlons.
Jackie Bange Age
Jackie who was born in the united Stated on 8 September 1961 is currently 58 years old as of 2019.
Jackie Bange Education
Jackie received her post baccalaureate degree in Telecommunications from the University of Florida where she graduated with distinction. Jackie’s undergraduate degree was from Florida State University in Management Information Systems.
Jackie Bange Family
Her father was a news anchor in Miami, Florida, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her mother was a weather girl in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Jackie the weekend anchor is proud to carry on a family tradition of television.
Jackie Bange Husband|Children
She is married to George Strickland and the couple has three children, two daughters and one son. Previously, before marrying she was in a romantic relationship with her television Executive Producer Dale Chapman. But the relationship didn’t go good so they decided to separate.
Jackie Bange Career
Jackie Bange started her broadcasting career as a reporter and noon anchor for the CBS affiliate WPEC-TV in native place. She witched to NBC‘s WMAQ-TV in Chicago in 1990.
Jackie joined WGN-TV’s News team in August of 1993 as a general assignment reporter. She presents WGN Morning News from January 1995 till October 1995. Bange transferred to anchor WGN News at Nine in weekend evenings alongside Robert Jordan in 1995.Bange moved to anchor WGN News at Nine in weekend evenings with Robert Jordan in 1995. She is still working for News at Nine.
Aside from providing in depth coverage of local stories, Jackie has reported from exotic international locales, including Africa and Paris, France. After Hurricane Katrina, Jackie also brought Chicagoland “Into the Darkness,” a story profiling two local pilots and their crew who were the first to arrive in New Orleans and help rescue hundreds of stranded residents. Utilizing night-vision goggles, Jackie recreated the rescue for viewers, and Into the Darkness won the Illinois Associated Press award: Best Hard News Feature.
Other awards Jackie has won include a Best Feature Reporting Emmy in 1999 for her series on attaining the world record for the largest skydive formation. She also won the Peter Lisagor award in 2009 for Hard News and In-Depth Reporting by helping a widow “get justice” for her husband who was killed by a suspected drunk driver.
For the past several years, Jackie has worked with Elmhurst College’s Mentor Program for students interested in the field of journalism. She serves on the board of Michael Matters, an organization created to help those fighting brain cancer. Jackie is involved in the fundraising efforts for A Safe Place, a domestic violence prevention organization in Lake County.
Jackie Bange Net Worth
Jackie is one of the most well paid reporters . Her net worth is likely about millions of USD.
Jackie Bange WGN News
Bange is an award-winning journalist, reporter and weekend anchor for WGN News at Nine. Jackie joined the WGN-TV News team in August 1993 as a reporter and anchored WGN Morning News from January 1995 to October 1995. Prior to her arrival at WGN-TV, Jackie was a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor for WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Jackie also served as a reporter and noon anchor for WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Jackie Bange Salary
Bange generates an impressive sum through her career as a news anchor and reporter. For the reason that, she has a net worth in double-figure millions. In contrast, as a WGN-TV’s reporter, she receives an annual salary of $82,250.