Carole Meekins Biography
Carole Meekins is an American Emmy award-winning journalist currently working as an anchor and reporter at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
Carole Meekins Career
For more than three decades, he has worked in television journalism. Meekins has been a fixture in the Milwaukee market for the past 29 years. She hosts the “Positively Milwaukee Show, with Carole Meekins” and the 3:30 and 5:00 news. It airs on TMJ4 on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
Her first television position was as a co-host on KTVI in St. Louis’ “God’s Musical World.” Carole began her career in television news at KPLR-TV in St. Louis. Because Meekins was a former music instructor, it was an ideal entry into the television business. She has also worked for WAKA-TV (CBS) in Montgomery, AL, WRIC-TV (NBC) in Richmond, VA, and WEWS-TV (ABC) in Cleveland, OH.
Her weekly “Positively Milwaukee” updates highlight positive news and inspiring stories about people, places, and events in southeast Wisconsin. Carole was honored with an Emmy during the 2020 Chicago/Midwest Emmys. Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Education/Schools was the winning category. Her Positively Milwaukee Award show received a first-place award from the Wisconsin Broadcast Association in May of 2019.
The Milwaukee Press Club has given the Positively Award show a Bronze Award. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized Meekins by inducting him into the Silver Circle. The Milwaukee Press Club has inducted her into its Hall of Fame. The award honors persons who have made major contributions to Milwaukee journalism. She is also a member of the Wisconsin Black Media Association and has been honored by the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists with an Award of Excellence. She also hosted a newscast that won an Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of breaking news.
She’s also received honors from the Mascoutah High School Hall of Fame, the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.’s “Women on the Move” award, the Milwaukee Area Girl Scouts’ Leadership Award, the St. Vincent De Paul Society’s Media Award of Excellence, the Milwaukee Community Journal Lifetime Service Award, the Milwaukee Streets of Peace Award, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
She is also a member of A-lego and serves on the Walker’s Point Advisory Committee, a Milwaukee-based social assistance group. In Milwaukee, the Holy Redeemer Church honored Meekins as part of a celebration of 100 Black Women. Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, a sorority for educators, also gave her a leadership award. Meekins has conducted a lot of remarkable interviews during the course of her career. President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Oprah Winfrey are among those honored.
Carole has received various honors for her contributions to the community. St. Catherine honored her with a Sisters of Mercy award, and the founders of the Milwaukee Black Inventors Gallery honored her with a Living Legend Award. Meekins is a member of the board of directors of the PianoArts International Classical Piano Competition, which takes place every year in Milwaukee.
During her time at TMJ4, she was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch in conjunction with NBC’s coverage of the 2000 Olympics.
Carole Meekins TMJ4
Meekins works at TMJ4 where she works alongside other famous TMJ4 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Shannon Sims
- Taylor Lumpkin
- Susan Kim
- Shaun Gallagher
- Julia Fello
- Tom Durian
- Katie Crowther
- Steve Chamraz
- Charles Benson
- Vince Vitrano
- Rod Burks
- Delaney Brey
- Lance Allan
- Marisa Woloszyn
- Brian Niznansky
- Kristen Kirchhaine
- Brian Gotter
Carole Meekins Age
Carole is 65 years old as of 2021. She was born on September 29, 1956, in the United States. She celebrates her birthday on September 29 every year.
Carole Meekins Height
Meekins stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Carole Meekins Family
Meekins has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Meekins has any siblings.
Carole Meekins Husband
Carole is married but is very private about her personal life therefore not much is known. There are also no rumors of her marriage progress.
Carole Meekins Net Worth
Carole has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.
Carole Meekins Salary
Carole earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Carole Meekins Charity
In addition, Meekins established the “Carole Meekins Scholarship Fund” to help high school students pursue higher education. Each year, a deserving student is awarded $2,500.00 to help with college expenses. The Wisconsin Black Media Association awards the scholarship. She has served as honorary chairwoman of the AIDS Walk Wisconsin and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk for a Cure, as well as helping to generate funds for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund. Carole enjoys music, reading, and working out when she is not at work. She also enjoys cooking and is always on the lookout for new gluten-free dishes.
Carole Meekins Health
Meekins is healthy and fit.
Carole Meekins Hair
Meekins hair is dark brown in color.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Meekins.
Who is Carole Meekins?
She is an American Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter
How old is Carole Meekins?
65 years old as of 2021
How tall is Carole Meekins?
5 feet 4 inches
Who is Carole Meekins married to?
How much money does Carole Meekins earn?
$40,000 – $ 110,500.
How much is Carole Meekins worth?
$1 Million – $5 Million