Cheryl Annette Burton is an American news anchor since 1992. The 58-year-old woman has also been awarded the Emmy 13 times. Burton anchors the ABC 7 Eyewitness News at 5 pm and got promoted to anchor the station’s 10 pm newscast as well.
In this article, we’re going to learn more about the amazing Cheryl Burton. Starting from her biography, career, private life, and then net worth.
Cheryl Burton professional profile
Cheryl Burton has always been known as a professional news anchor since 1992. The 13-time Emmy Award-winning anchor can be seen on the ABC 7 Chicago news. Burton also anchors the ABC 7 Eyewitness News at 5 pm and 10 pm alongside her partner Alan Krashesky.
Cheryl Burton joined the ABC 7 Chicago back in 1992 as a weekend co-anchor and report. She got promoted in 2018 and became a prominent member of the newscast of the station.
Cheryl Burton early life and education
Cheryl Burton was born at the Provident Hospital in Chicago. She is the fourth of five children to Hattie, a public-school teacher, and Simpson Burton a US Air Force veteran. She attended and graduated from Lindblom Technical High School in 1980.
Furthermore, she then got enrolled at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and Biology. Later, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and in 2007, she was the first alumnus to be inducted into the school’s hall of fame.
Cheryl Burton was married once to ABC 7 Sports reporter Jim Rose back in 1986. The marriage lasted for 9 years until they got divorced in 1995. The proposal was quite romantic with Jim Rose proposing to her before Super Bowl XX by giving her a surprise diamond engagement ring. The proposal happened a year after they started dating.
Cheryl Burton career
Burton began her career on television on Romper Room, a contestant on Star Search, and hosted a cable TV show titled Simply Elegant. She finally began her broadcasting career in 1989 at WGN-TV in Chicago. In that station, she was working as a co-anchor on MBR: The Minority Business Report.
She moved to Peoria, Illinois in 1990, and began working as a reporter at WMBD-TV. She worked there for two years as an anchor at KWCH-DT in Wichita, Kansas.
Burton’s career kept moving on as she switched to WLS-TV in 1992 as a weekend co-anchor/reporter. Her career went up when she got promoted to 5 pm weekday co-anchor and 10 pm anchor with Ron Magers and Kathy Brock.
Besides being an anchor, Burton is busy with volunteer work as well. And thanks to her many contributions, Burton was awarded many awards in the past. She was the first recipient of the Sisters in the Spirit Award in 2005. Again, in 2009 as the recipient of the Procter & Gamble Award.
These awards were awarded to Burton for her outstanding community services. Burton also won the NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) Salute to Excellence International. In the years 2004 and 2005, Burton was awarded the Thurgood Marshall Award, and the Chicago Association of Black Journalists in 2004.
Cheryl Burton age and husband
Burton was born on December 25, 1962. On her last birthday, she was celebrating her 58 years old self. She was married to Jim Rose and got divorced in 1995. Burton is still currently single and lives in Chicago.
Cheryl Burton salary
As one of the best anchors/reported for ABC 7 Chicago, Burton earns an annual salary between $20,000 to $100,000. It’s very possible that she earns more than this.
Cheryl Burton net worth
According to the latest report, Burton has a net worth of between $500,000 to $1 million. She earned her net worth through her career as an anchor/reporter. There are no other business or career ventures that I know of.
To know the latest updates on Cheryl Burton’s life and career, make sure you tune in to ABC 7 news and also follow her on Twitter. On her Twitter, you can see her tweet about various stuff from her career to personal life.