Erin Pickens Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, WAPT-TV, Salary, and Net Worth

Erin Pickens is an American 3x Emmy Award-Winning Anchor and Reporter working for 16 WAPT News TV in Jackson, MS as a Morning News Anchor.

Erin Pickens Biography

Erin Pickens is an American 3x Emmy Award-Winning Anchor and Reporter working for 16 WAPT News TV in Jackson, Mississippi as a Morning News Anchor. He joined the station in March 2019 after working for WJTV News Channel.

Erin Pickens Education

Pickens began her study of higher education at the University of Memphis, where she refined her journalism skills and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She decided to continue her education at Mississippi University by majoring in Communication, and later, she felt proud to receive her Master’s degree in Communication.

At the university, Pickens’ passion for the field went beyond just the classes. She was not just a student, but also a mentor and adviser, for she became a teacher much later. As a professor of mass communication at Tougaloo College, she embodies her commitment to educating the upcoming class of journalists shortly. This position of dual identity by the journalist and educator just as explains her multifaceted significance in the field of media communication.

Moreover, as a student, Pickens was also prominent in after-school activities. Her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Junior League of Jackson, and LeFleur’s Bluff Chapter of The Links are just some of the organizations that she is a member of. She was in the 2009-2010 class of Leadership Greater Jackson and played the part of the 2014 Summer Reading Ambassador for the Jackson Public Schools district.

Erin Pickens Career

Pickens works at 16 WAPT TV in Jackson, Mississippi, as a morning news anchor. Her presence on the screen of the newscasting department started in August 1997, and since then, she has been a loyal person on television in the local news of Jackson, Mississippi, she joined the WAPT news department in 2015.

Pickens has been receiving awards that show her passion for the sport and community service at the same time throughout her career. By March of 2023, she had won the Women United Excellence Award which was given to her in recognition of her superior commitment to the community, especially in the fields of education, healthcare, economic development, and innovation. The United Way program of the Capital Area saluted her by highlighting her outstanding dedication to public service.

Erin Pickens
Erin Pickens

Sheerly to the same, this was not the only occasion when Erin’s contributions to local journalism and her devotion to students’ well-being through teaching at Tougaloo College were recognized during the celebration of National Women’s Month. She was conferred the ‘United Women of Excellence’ honors in the category of Community Service, which in no doubt placed her not only as a ring leader in the community but also as a mentor to aspiring journalists.

Additionally, through her day-to-day work, Erin has been seen as an educator by the people she serves in the local community. In 2021, she was named the Best Professor at Jackson, thereby proving her true love of teaching and helping the gen-next journalists to shape. Her influence not only extends to the newsroom but it even goes into the classroom where she transfers knowledge and creates in her students the spark of journalism.

Erin Pickens Age

Pickens was born on November 10th in Memphis, Tennessee. Public records do not disclose the specific year of her birth, therefore, her age is unavailable. However, she celebrates her birthday every year on November 10th and might be in her 40s.

Erin Pickens Height

Pickens stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Erin Pickens Family

Pickens has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight. Hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also unknown whether Pickens has any siblings.

Erin Pickens Husband| Children

Pickens and her spouse Steven Wansley are married. The two engaged in February 2023 and celebrated their wedding that same year. It is not clear whether she has any children.

Erin Pickens’ Net Worth

Pickens has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being an Anchor and Reporter.

Erin Pickens Salary

Pickens earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500 while working at WAPT-TV as a Morning News Anchor.

Erin Pickens WAPT-TV

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

  1. David Hartman
  2. Isabel Davis
  3. Katie Garch
  4. Christina Kay
  5. Sydney Goldberg
  6. Joe Cook
  7. Bradley Davis
  8. Ross Adams
  9. Scott Simmons
  10. Troy Johnson
  11. Megan West
  12. Kelley Kosuda
  13. Jeff Rossen