Cheryl Burton Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Divorced, ABC 7 Chicago, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Cheryl Burton is an American 13-time Emmy Award-winning anchor/reporter working for ABC 7 Chicago. She joined the station in 1992.

Cheryl Burton Biography

Cheryl Burton is an American 13-time Emmy Award-winning anchor/reporter working for ABC 7 Chicago. She has been working as a news anchor for ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) since joining the team in 1992.

Cheryl Burton Education

Burton attended Lindblom Technical High School (now known as Lindblom Math & Science Academy) in 1980. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and Biology. Burton became the first alumnus inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2007.

Cheryl Burton Career

Burton anchors ABC 7’s 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscast alongside Alan Krashesky and before she was the anchor for the 7 pm newscast on WCIU-TV alongside Hosea Sanders. She as well anchors the digital 7 p.m. newscast together with Rob Elgas.

Her career as a reporter has taken her to the heart of Chicago neighborhoods, across the United States, and around the globe. One of the highlights for her profession become masking the ancient inauguration of President Barack Obama. Whether she’s covering the opening of Oprah’s school for girls in South Africa, or assessing the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, exposing the plight of one of Illinois’ poorest schools, Burton brings compelling stories home to Chicago.

She is committed to exposing injustices and bringing the stories of the underprivileged to the forefront. She interviews sports figures, celebrities, world leaders, political candidates, and ordinary citizens with her trademark warm and discerning approach that makes viewers receive a special perspective of people in the news. Her reporting style has been described as refreshing, investigative, committed, informative, and smart.

Prior to joining ABC 7 Chicago, she was a weeknight anchor for the 6 pm news at KWCH-TV in Wichita, Kansas. She was recognized for her role in a campaign that was instrumental in reducing the number of low birth-weight babies and infant deaths at the KWCH-TV station. She as well hosted the talk show “Viewpoint” (1990-92).

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Cheryl Burton photo

She served as a general assignment reporter for WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois in 1990. She started her broadcasting career at Chicago’s WGN-TV as co-anchor of the nationally syndicated weekly series “MBR: The Minority Business Report” (1989).

She is proudly active in the Chicago community and gives much of her time to non-profit groups and charities. Cheryl is a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of America and serves as a motivational speaker for the Chicago Public Schools. She serves on the boards of the Life with Lupus Guild, City Year, and the Multicultural Dance Center.

Cheryl Burton Age

She was born on December 25, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She celebrates her birthday on December 25 every year. Burton is 59 years old.

Cheryl Burton Height

Burton stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall and weighs about 128 lb / 58 kg

Cheryl Burton Family

Burton is the fourth of five kids having three sisters and a brother. Her mom, Hattie, taught in the Chicago Public Schools system for more than three decades. Both her parents were born and raised in the South and eventually settled in Chicago in the 1950s.

Cheryl Burton Husband

Burton was married to Jim Rose who is an American sports anchor currently working for ABC 7 Chicago, the ABC affiliate in Chicago, Illinois since joining the station in January 1982. The couple tied the knot in 1986 and divorced in 1995. They were not blessed with any children together. Since then, she has not been in any relationship again.

Cheryl Burton Net Worth

Burton has an estimated net worth of ‎$1 Million – $5 million which she has earned through her career as an anchor and reporter.

Cheryl Burton Salary

Cheryl earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Cheryl Burton ABC 7 Chicago

Burton works at ABC 7 Chicago where she works alongside other famous ABC 7 Chicago anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Rob Elgas
  2. Alan Krashesky
  3. Stacey Baca
  4. Mark Giangreco
  5. Roz Varon
  6. Tracy Butler
  7. Jim Rose
  8. Terrell Brown
  9. Hosea Sanders
  10. Tanja Babich
  11. Judy Hsu

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Burton.

Who is Cheryl Burton?

She is an American 13-time Emmy Award-winning anchor/reporter

How old is Cheryl Burton?

59 years old as of 2021

How tall is Cheryl Burton?

5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)

Who is Burton married to?

Not Available

How much money does Burton earn?

$40,000 – $ 110,500

How much is Burton worth?

$1 Million – $5 million

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