Bill Wixey Biography
Bill Wixey is an Emmy Award-winning American journalist serving as an anchor at Q13 News Seattle, Washington since 2003. Wixey has anchored and reported in Seattle since 1998. Prior to joining Q13 news he worked as a principal anchor at Fox Sports Net, where he covered the Mariners during their amazing 116-win season of 2001.
Bill Wixey Education
Wixey attended and graduated from Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, after his high school education he furthered his studies at the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University.
Bill Wixey Career
Wixey’s broadcast career began in 1991 in Great Falls, Montana Prior to joining Q13 News, Wixey served as a principal anchor at Fox Sports Net. While there he covered the Mariners during their amazing 116-win season of 2001. Before working for Fox Sports he worked as a sports anchor and reporter for KIRO-TV in Seattle and he is honored to have covered two Super Bowls with the Packers while working in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He also covered two Final Fours with the Arkansas Razorbacks during his time in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Wixey has covered a lot of interesting stories and major events all over the world, from the 2005 tsunami in South Asia right after it happened, to the devastating earthquake in Haiti and not forgetting the Olympic Games in Beijing, Vancouver, and London. He has earned awards for his amazing work, he won an Emmy for his outstanding work as an anchor in 2003 and in 2010 he won an Emmy for “Bill’s Journey,” which documented his successful battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
In 2005, he received accolades for his “Mission of Hope” documentary, in which he traveled to Sri Lanka shortly after the devastating tsunami to document the recovery efforts. Bill also gained recognition and he was voted Western Washington Man of the Year in the “Best of Western Washington” contest in 2009.
Bill Wixey Q13
Wixey is thrilled to be part of the Q13 News in Seattle, Washington and he is currently serving as the station’s news anchor since 2003. When he is not working Bill loves playing hockey, golfing, reading, running, watching movies, or spending time with his kids. He loves donating time to worthy charitable causes in the community. He is involved in charity ventures with the Ronald McDonald House, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Hospital, Junior Achievement, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Bill Wixey Age
Wixey was born on 22nd August 1967 in Seattle, Washington, United States. He is 55 years old as of 2022.
Bill Wixey Height
He stands at an average height of about 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Bill Wixey Family
Wixey was born in Seattle, Washington to his loving parents Elza Wixey, father, and Karen Lee, his mother. His parents however divorced when Bill was 11 years old. Five years after the separation, his mother married Larry Hawkes but in 2009 he died of cancer. Later on, in 2018, Bill posted on Facebook that his mother, Karen, passed on after suffering from small cell cancer.
Bill Wixey Wife
He is a married man and he has been married to his lovely wife Catherine since 1996. The two are proud parents of two amazing children, Will, their son, and Gigi, their daughter.
Bill Wixey Net Worth
Wixey has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a reporter and anchor.
Bill Wixey Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Bill Wixey Social Media
Wixey is very active on social media including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has over 18000 followers on Twitter, over 6000 followers on Instagram, and over 33000 followers on Facebook.