Jim Rose Biography
Jim Rose Is an American Sports Broadcaster who Currently Serves as A sports anchor/reporter for the ABC 7 top-rated 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. newscasts. In addition to being one of Chicago’s go-to sports authorities, Rose plays a major role in the station’s programming specials. He is a contributor to ABC 7’s Emmy Award-winning HEART & SOUL, a series of specials that celebrates the rich culture of the African-American community in Chicago.
Each August, Rose also hosts ABC 7’s annual broadcast of one of the largest parades in the country, the Bud Billiken Parade. Rose also serves as co-host to the station’s hour-long, live special, The Chicago Auto Show.
Jim Rose Career
Rose began his career in sports broadcasting while serving in the U.S. Army, acting as sports director for AFN-TV in Berlin, West Germany (1973-75).
Rose is the vice president of the Swan Group, a non-profit group created to give away the “Swan House” to a Chicago area single mother who achieved academic excellence in college. After 4 years of sweat equity, along with an outpouring of community donations, Rose’s hard work came to fruition. In October 2006, he handed the keys of a 2,000 sq. ft. house over to a single mother with two children and a 3.8 grade average. Despite the many honors he has received during his career, Rose considers this “one of his life’s crowning achievements.” Rose continues to volunteer his time to help many charitable groups and worthy causes throughout the Chicago land area.
Jim Rose Family
Rose earned a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from Rhode Island College in 1977. He is the proud father of two children, Jayson and Suzette. Rose is also the “over the moon” grandfather of his first grandchild, Cora Rose. He and his wife, Lakesha, live in Chicago.
Jim Rose Wife
Rose was married to WLS-TV news anchor Cheryl Burton from 1986 until 1995. Rose met Burton while she was a cheerleader for the Chicago Bears in 1985. Rose has been married to Lakesha Draine since 2011.
Jim Rose Age
Born On July 5, 1953.
Jim Rose Salary
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