Gene Valicenti Biography
Gene Valicenti is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist working for WJAR-TV – NBC 10 in Providence, Rhode Island serving as news anchor/reporter and host. He has been working with the station since 1992.
Gene Valicenti Career
Valicenti works for WJAR-TV – NBC 10 in Providence, Rhode Island, where he serves as the co-anchor of Southern New England’s top-rated, and the Nation’s 4th highest-rated newscast, NBC 10 News at 6. Additionally, he hosts NBC10 News At Noon, moderates all of Channel 10’s political debates, and the long-running Sunday political show “10 News Conference.” In addition to hosting the station’s flagship broadcast. Moreover, Gene hosts “The News with Gene Valicenti,” the region’s top-rated radio news, and information show.
He also anchors weekday mornings on News/Talk 99.7FM and 630AM WPRO, another legacy station. Additionally, he has been a calming presence on many of the biggest stories, including several papal visits, and multiple governorship. Other biggest stories include the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, and the presidential elections. Furthermore, Gene is a four-time Emmy winner, including two for anchoring.
Moreover, in 2016 he was welcomed into the New England Emmy “Silver Circle.” In addition to that, Valicenti was assigned on September 11, 2001, to report for WJAR, WNBC in New York, and other network affiliates from New York City. He was also one of the first reporters to gain entry to the “Ground Zero” zone. Additionally, he has reported live from Washington, Cuba, and Guantanamo Bay As well as repeat visits to the World Trade Center site resumed.
Gene Valicenti Awards
Moreover, Gene has co-anchored the NBC 10 newscast that won the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence. He also received a slew of industry accolades and citations in addition to his Emmy wins and nominations. Furthermore, Gene has won many “Best Anchors, Best Morning Host, Best Reporter, and Best Morning Show” awards from Rhode Island Monthly readers. Additionally, in 2016 he was elected grand marshal of the Gaspee Days Parade. A high distinction bestowed to Rhode Islanders by organizers of an annual commemoration of America’s first armed strike for independence.
Valicenti also won the coveted “Mille Grazie” the largest Italian/American service organization from UNICO. That was for promoting a favorable image of Italian Americans and Italians. On top of that, he has won the Rhode Island Red Cross Humanitarian Award and continues to volunteer for a number of charities and events. Gene began his career while still in college, working for WPIX in New York City where he served as a desk assistant. Furthermore, Valicenti graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Fairleigh Dickson University.
Gene Valicenti Age
Valicenti likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 50s.
Gene Valicenti Height
Valicenti stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Gene Valicenti Family
Valicenti has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if he has any siblings.
Gene Valicenti Wife
Valicenti is married to Diane Valicenti, who is his high school prom date. is married to Diane Valicenti, who is his high school prom date. They are blessed with three children and among them is a daughter by the name of Sophie. He resides in Kent County together with his family.
Gene Valicenti Net Worth
Valicenti has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a news anchor/reporter and host.
Gene Valicenti Salary
He earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Gene Valicenti WJAR
Valicenti is working at WJAR where he works alongside other famous anchors and reporters including;
- Joe Kayata
- Anthony Macari
- Barbara Morse
- Sam Read
- Tamara Sacharczyk
- Mark Searles
- Emily Volz
- Patrice Wood
- Rosie Woods