Roz Abrams Biography
Roz Abrams is a former American television news journalist. She had a long career as an anchor on Eyewitness News, which is broadcast by WABC-TV, working in Manhattan. More recently she worked for WCBS-TV, also in Manhattan, from 2004 to 2006.
Roz Abrams Age
She was born on September 7, 1948, Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Roz Abrams Education
Abrams holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and an honorary doctorate of human letters from New York Institute of Technology.
Roz Abrams Career
She received a New York Association of Black Journalists Award for the special “The Sounds of Harlem.” Has also been part of award-winning coverage for some of the biggest stories of our time, including 9/11, the Blackout of 2003, the end of apartheid in South Africa, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and AIDS.
She worked at WSB-AM radio from 1975 to 1978. Abrams also worked on television at WXIA-TV from 1978 to 1982, at CNN from 1982 to 1983, and at KRON-TV from 1983 to 1986.
In December 2003, Abrams was named to the Editorial Advisory Board of “Making Waves,” the new quarterly publication of American women in radio and television. She is the current co-chair of NY READS TOGETHER a program sponsored by the New York Women’s Agenda.
Roz Abrams Husband|Married
She is married to Kenneth Showers. Abrams married twice and divorced twice. Abrams first husband’s name is not public. She married Ken Showers, her second husband. However, even her second marriage couldn’t last ‘forever’ as she divorced again. Currently, the ‘Pride and Glory’ star is single.
Roz Abrams Children
She shares two children with her second husband Ken Showers, Denise Showers and Melissa Showers.
Roz Abrams Net Worth
The talented journalist, Roz Abrams, has an estimated net worth not less than $1 million, however, the amount is still under review. She might definitely earn a decent paycheck from her journalism career.
Roz Abrams Abc News
Before joining WCBS-TV in 2004, Abrams had spent 18 years at WABC-TV, beginning in February 1986, first as a general reporter and later as 5 p.m. co-anchor.
The quick move began Abrams’s long association with the station.
Her last partner at WABC-TV was Diana Williams, beginning in 2003. In 2003, she was offered a contract by WCBS-TV to anchor CBS 2 News at 5 and 11.
Abrams then joined WCBS-TV as the co-anchor of “CBS2 News” at 5 and 11 p.m. on April 19, 2004. First, she was paired with veteran New York news anchor Ernie Anastos, who had co-anchored WABC Eyewitness News with her in the 1980s, and then with Jim Rosenfield.
In April 2006, she was moved from 11 p.m. to noon, co-anchoring with Mary Calvi. Abrams was replaced at 11 p.m. with veteran Dana Tyler (whom Abrams had replaced at 11 p.m. upon joining WCBS in 2003).
In November 2006, however, Abrams left the air after WCBS-TV sports anchor Chris Wragge and newly hired Kristine Johnson (formerly of NBC News and MSNBC) became the anchors at noon and 5 p.m. (and eventually moved from noon to 11 p.m.).
According to the New York Post, Ms. Abrams was last reported as “currently sitting out her contract – and collecting what’s believed to be roughly $6 million that’s due to her.
Roz Abrams Achievements
Abrams was the first African American vice president of the Atlanta Press Club. She has served on the editorial advisory board of “Making Waves,” a quarterly publication of American Women in Radio and Television.
Abrams served as an advisory board member for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she also funds a scholarship program.
In addition, she has served on the board of Women in Film and the New York City Police Athletic League, and as co-chair of New York Reads Together and CAUSE-NY.