Drexel Gilbert Biography
Drexel Gilbert is an American journalist working for WKRG as a reporter appearing“On the Road” on Friday nights on WKRG News 5 at 5 p.m. where she brings the stories of interesting people, places, and things in Northwest Florida. She has worked on the Gulf Coast since the age of 19.
Drexel Gilbert Career
Gilbert works for WKRG as a reporter appearing“On the Road” on Friday nights on WKRG News 5 at 5 p.m. where she brings the stories of interesting people, places, and things in Northwest Florida. She has shared stories about cooking up pizza in a family-owned Italian restaurant, swimming with dolphins, surfing with schoolchildren, and practicing football drills with the local college team.
She has worked on the Gulf Coast since the age of 19. At the time, she worked for a local ABC affiliate television station as a studio camera for the evening newscasts. Next, she relocated to South Florida where she co-anchored a well-known entertainment magazine program for WPEC West Palm Beach. However, she knew that she had to return to the Gulf Coast.
Initially, she worked as WKRG’s Pensacola bureau chief then a morning news anchor in Mobile before her reporting role. Born in Texas, she moved to Gulf Breeze, Florida at an early age. Gilbert loves paddleboarding, running, kayaking, and any outdoor activity. Also, she has multiple children’s books.
Drexel Gilbert Age
Gilbert likes to keep her personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the month she was born. However, she might be in her 50s. Gilbert celebrates her birthday every October 4th annually as evidenced by the birthday wishes from WKRG on October 4, 2020.
Drexel Gilbert Height
Gilbert stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 6 inches
Drexel Gilbert Family
Gilbert 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 Gilbert has any siblings.
Drexel Gilbert Husband
Gilbert is married to Dr. Wesley Wachob. Dr. Wesley works as a United Methodist minister. They have two daughters, Avery and Lauren. Avery works as a morning news anchor for WFLA in Tampa while Lauren works with Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Drexel Gilbert Avery Cotton
Avery is one of Gilbert’s daughters. She works as a morning news anchor for WFLA in Tampa. Further, she studied and graduated from Auburn University. After the completion of her studies, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television, and Film with a focus on Political Science.
She had previously worked for WKRG as a morning show anchor and general assignment reporter. Avery is married with a son. Her son, Samuel James was born on September 26, 2022.
Drexel Gilbert Net Worth
Gilbert has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.
Drexel Gilbert Salary
Gilbert earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Drexel Gilbert Surgery
In May 2019, Gilbert underwent surgery on her knee after tripping over a manhole cover while jogging. As a result of the accident, she sustained injuries on her elbows and knee. Fortunately, her elbows were only fractured so she had to wear a cast.
Gilbert is working at WKRG where she works alongside other famous anchors and reporters including;
- John Nodar
- Caroline Carithers
- Grant Skinner
- Simone Eli
- Whitney Leibold
- Debbie Williams
- Nicolette Schleisman
- Blake Brown
- Kimber Collins