Gerald Owens Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, WRAL-TV, Net Worth, Salary

Gerald Owens is an American-Italian Anchor/Reporter working for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina where he serves the station as an Anchor.

Gerald Owens Biography

Gerald Owens is an American-Italian Anchor/Reporter working for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina where he serves the station as an Anchor. He kick-started his career working in the year 1993 where he was working as a reporter trainee at WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C.

Gerald Owens Education

Owens is a proud graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro where he was majoring in business. He was aspiring to be a CEO of a major corporation. He explains that reality set after college when he went to work for a small plastic company in Maryland. There, he stayed for about 13 years rising to the title of manager. He, therefore, reached a point where change was necessary. This led him to the journalism department at the University of Maryland. In the new course of his study, he explains that a new career is ahead of him. This was the path that led him to WRAL.

Gerald Owens Career

Owens works for WRAL-TV where he serves the station as an Anchor. He built his news philosophy through an internship at ABC News “Nightline” during Operation Desert Shield in the year 1990. Owens explains that there is nothing like being upfront at a major news operation during one of the biggest stories of the century. He explains that this was a hands-on, day-to-day, and reporting job. Later on, from there, he joined WTRK-TV in Norfolk, Virginia in the year 1995.

Asides from this, he was a political reporter/anchor for about three years. Later on, he went on to join WUSA-TV and spent three years as an anchor on the morning show. He then went on to try something new in sports reporting. There, he was playing basketball in college and it was a chance to take a break from the news for about a year to try something that came naturally to him. 

At that time, his career path was put into perspective on September 11, 2001. After a few months, little else mattered at the TV station or in the country. This made him realize how important news was for his community and his life. He explains that it is what he meant to do.

He explains that that made the switch back to news and to his next stop at WRAL-TV. Owens arrived at the station the day before the famous ice storm of 2022. He explains that he chose WTAL because he believes it stands for some of the values he tries to bring to work every day. These values include a sense of community, credibility, and integrity.

Gerald Owens Photo
Gerald Owens Photo

His news philosophy is that his integrity is everything to him. He explains that he had someone state that Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking. He further explains that he lives by that at work and at home. Owens further explains that he tried to live by that at work and at home. He explains that if one can’t look at him/herself after doing a job then he/she isn’t doing his/her job.

Among his most memorable assignments include a self-imposed assignment he did. This was on the 11th of September 2001 when he was working as a sports anchor. He explains that during this day, he was sitting at home on his day off when the first plane hit the tower in New York. Ownes further explains that when the second tower hit and then the Pentagon was just a few miles away from his house, he went to work because he could not sit still. He explains that he had to be part of it and in any way he could. He further explains that it was on the 7th of December 1941 that he started all over again in his own backyard.

Away from work, he enjoys playing golf, although he is not very good at it. Gerald explains that his family on the other hand enjoys riding bikes, hiking, and camping(in the backyard). His favorite books include Walter Cronkite’s biography and any book written by Stephen King. On the other hand, his favorite book is “The Godfather” parts 1 and 2, “Jaws” and “Boys from Brazil.” He explains that what he likes most about North Carolina is the clear and blue sky. He explains that it sounds stupid and explains that it seems a little bluer in other places. Asides from this, he loves the smell of fresh pine trees.

Gerald Owens Age

Owens is 43 years old as of 2022. He was born on the 13th of July 1979 in Vicenza, Italy. Owens celebrates his birthday on the 13th of July every year.

Gerald Owens Height

He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Gerald Owens Family

Owens was born in Vicenza, Italy, and raised in Greensboro, North California to loving and caring parents. He was raised in an Army family and manages to keep information in regard to his parents away from the limelight. Owens was raised alongside his twin brother, Geoff. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.

Gerald Owens Wife

Owens is married to his wife, Leigh who happens to be a biologist. Together, the duo is proud parents to their daughter, Sydney, and son, Andrew. They are also petting their menagerie of pets which include a snake, two horses, a tarantula, and three dogs.

Gerald Owens Net Worth

Owens has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as an Anchor/Reporter.

Gerald Owens Salary

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

Gerald Owens WRAL-TV

Owens works at WRAL-TV where he works alongside other famous WRAL-TV anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Mark Boyle
  2. Cullen Browder
  3. Renee Chou
  4. Rosalia Fodera
  5. Jeff Hogan
  6. Chris Lovingood
  7. Debra Morgan
  8. Adam Owens
  9. Brian Shrader
  10. Ken Smith
  11. Lena Tillett
  12. Anthony Baglione
  13. Kat Campbell
  14. Elizabeth Gardner
  15. Mike Maze
  16. Peta Sheerwood
  17. Tony Rice
  18. Aimee Wilmoth
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