Deirdre Fitzpatrick Biography
Deirdre Fitzpatrick is an American Emmy-Award-Winning Anchor/Reporter working for KCRA 3 News in Sacramento, California where she serves the station as a Morning Anchor/Reporter/Host since December 1997. She also works as a host for the Dying To Ask Podcast a role she has undertaken since September 2018.
Deirdre Fitzpatrick Career
Fitzpatrick works with KCRA 3 News where she serves the stations as a Morning Anchor/Reporter/Host. She states that she has learned to wake up at 2:15 AM and does her hair and makeup by herself which explains a lot about her. Deirdre states that she wakes up and gets to stay awake with a coffee by the pot.
She states that these are the three answers to the top three questions she gets from her viewers. While in the newsroom, she is known as Deirdre or Fitz. Fitzpatrick joined the KCRA News team on New Year’s Eve of the year 1997. Prior to KCRA 3 News, she was working with KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa.
She began her career at KCRA working as a weekend morning anchor. This was before turning to the weekday morning anchor job and down three times as she couldn’t imagine, “getting up that early for five days a week vs. just twice a week.” Deirdre now ironically imagines that she cannot imagine staying awake to read out aloud at 11 PM after anchoring in the mornings since the year 2000.
Her title as an Award-winning journalist comes after winning four Emmy Awards in Anchoring/Reporting/Writing, She is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.
Fitzpatrick has traveled the world with KCRA photographer, Mike Domalaog being a member of the Hearst Television Olympic Team. She states that, together, they have covered the last nine Olympics, 2006 Torino, 2000 Sydney, 2008 Beijing, 2002 Salt Lake City, 2012 London, and 2004 Athens. Asides from this they have also covered the 2014 Sochi, 2016 Rio de Janeiro, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. One can catch up on Deirdre and Domis’s adventures in her Olympic blog, Deirdre’s Diary.
She serves on the board of the Sacramento Running Association. Asides from this, she is an 18-time marathoner, Ironman triathlete (2002 Ironman Wisconsin and 2013 Ironman Tahoe), and ultra-runner.
Deirdre Fitzpatrick Age
Fitzpatrick is 55 years old as 0f 2022. She was born on June 7, 1967, in Manchester, New Jersey, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 7th of June of every year.
Deirdre Fitzpatrick Height
Fitzpatrick stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Deirdre Fitzpatrick Family
Fitzpatrick is a first-generation American from her family. Her parents who are from Ireland met on a blind date in NYC. All her siblings are lawyers.
Deirdre Fitzpatrick Husband
Fitzpatrick is married to Kipp Blewett the principal partner and co-founder of Rubicon Partners, Inc in 2004 in Tahoe City, California. The couple is blessed with two sons. Fitzpatrick states that being a #boymom is way more tiring than getting up at 2:15 AM or finishing Ironman. The family stays in Des Moines, Lowa, United States of America.
Deirdre Fitzpatrick Net Worth
Fitzpatrick has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from his successful career as an anchor and reporter.
Deirdre Fitzpatrick Salary
Fitzpatrick earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.