Dina Bair Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Cancer, WGN-TV, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter
Dina Bair Biography
Dina Bair is an American Emmy award-winning journalist who is currently 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.
She 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, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and is an Advisory Board Member for Saleh Freedom, a movement to aid victims of sex trafficking.
Dina Bair Age / Birthday
Bair is 52 years old as of 2019. She was born on July 05, 1967, in the United States of America.
Dina Bair Husband
Bair is married to John Maher, a broker, and trader at TJM Institutional Services LLC, and the couple is blessed with four children.
Dina Bair Net Worth
Bair has an estimated net worth of $2 million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Dina Bair Salary
Information about how much Bair receives is currently under review. However, according to payscale.com the salaries of WGN TV anchors range from $47k – $154k.
Dina Bair Cancer
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 was removed a golf ball–size mass where the melanoma had invaded her breast.
Dina Bair House
On February 7, 2019, Bair relists 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.