Dina Bair Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Cancer, WGN-TV, Net Worth, and Salary

Dina Bair is an American Emmy award-winning journalist who is the anchor for WGN Midday News. She is also the medical reporter at WGN.

Dina Bair Biography

Dina Bair is an American Emmy award-winning journalist who is the anchor for WGN Midday News. She is also the medical reporter for the “Medical Watch” segments on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News, and WGN News at Nine. She received her B.S. in Radio-TV-Film from Northwestern University in Evanston. 

Dina Bair Career

She joined the WGN team as a full-time general assignment reporter in September 1994. Bair anchored the WGN Weekend Morning News from December 1994 to December 1999. In 2013, she traveled to Italy to cover the election of the new Pope where she reported live from Vatican City.

Before joining WGN-TV, Bair worked at CLTV in Oak Brook where she was an anchor and reporter. Before CLTV, Bair worked at WHOI-TV in Peoria as an anchor, reporter, and producer. She also worked at WMAQ-TV in Chicago as a field producer.

Bair is the recipient of numerous awards including a Peter Lisagor Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, nine Emmy awards, and multiple Associated Press awards for both anchoring and reporting. She was named a Fellow by the National Press Foundation for the “Cancer Issues” seminar in Washington D.C.

In maybe the most rewarding story of her career, she spent a month reporting inside the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Bair’s news series and documentary, “Intensive Caring,” detailed the cutting-edge medical treatments and life-and-death decisions won awards for its news and documentary coverage.

Bair is a founding Board member of the breast cancer charity One in a Million: Dancing With Chicago Celebrities. She leads a media running team devoted to raising funds for charity. Additionally, she is involved with the American Cancer Society, The National Italian American Foundation, LUNGevity, Respiratory Health Association, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and is an Advisory Board Member for Saleh Freedom, a movement to aid victims of sex trafficking.

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Dina Bair Age / Birthday

She was born on July 05, 1967, in the United States of America. Bair is 55 years old.

Dina Bair Height

Bair stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Dina Bair Family

Dina was born to Christian and John Short. Her father passed away in January 2020 as a result of lung cancer. Prior to his death, her father worked as a CEO of a multinational company. Further, he took 4 chemotherapy drugs and underwent 2 rounds of radiation. Even so, she has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any more information about her parents. Bair’s brother passed away.

Dina Bair First Husband/Marriage

Bair was married before and had four children, Max, Ben, Cam, and Gianna, but not much is known about her previous husband. Max was born on 14th December 1996 and is 26 years old. Ben and Cam are twins born on 23rd April 2002 and are 21 years old. Gianna, the youngest was born on 13th May 2005 and is 18 years old.

Dina Bair Husband

Bair is married to John Maher, a broker, and trader at TJM Institutional Services LLC, and the couple has eight children, four from her previous marriage and the other four from Maher’s previous relationship.

Dina Bair Net Worth

Bair has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being an anchor and medical reporter.

Dina Bair Salary

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

Dina Bair Cancer/ Surgery

Bair is a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 21 and at age 39 with melanoma on her breast. She underwent surgery and removed a golf ball–size mass where the melanoma had invaded her breast.

Dina Bair House

On February 7, 2019, Bair relists a Georgian-style Wilmette home for $1.34 million. She paid $750,000 in 2011 for the three-story house and did a significant renovation. In early 2017, she first listed the house for $1.695 million. Bair then cut her asking price to $1.625 million and then $1.499 million and finally to $1.395 million before taking it off the market in August 2018. She then relisted the house.

Dina Bair Nationality

Bair is of American nationality.

Dina Bair Religion

Information about Dina’s religion will be updated soon.

Dina Bair WGN-TV

Bair works at WGN-TV where she works alongside other famous WGN-TV anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Kaitlin Bennett
  2. Julie Unruh
  3. Mike Toomey
  4. Judy Wang
  5. Pat Tomasulo
  6. Tom Skilling
  7. Erik Runge
  8. Dan Roan
  9. Dean Richards
  10. Dana Rebik
  11. Marcella Raymond
  12. Larry Potash
  13. Dan Ponce
  14. Jarrett Payton
  15. Micah Materre
  16. Lauren Magiera
  17. Mike Lowe
  18. Nancy Loo
  19. Paul Lisnek
  20. Sean Lewis

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

Who is Bair?She is an American Emmy award-winning journalist
AgeBair is 55 years old.
Height5 feet 6 inches
SpouseJohn Maher
Salary$40,000 – $ 110,500
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million
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