Giselle Fernandez Biography
Giselle Fernandez is a well-known American television journalist and anchor for Spectrum News 1. She is a five-time Emmy award-winning journalist, newsreader, and film producer. Her appearances on network television include reporting and guest anchoring for CBS Early Show, CBS Evening News, Today, and NBC Nightly News, regular host for Access Hollywood, and contestant on Dancing with the Stars.
She is known for her cutting-edge reporting in hot sorts throughout the world and for interviewing prominent global and local leaders. She owns her own production firm, Skinny Hippo Productions, and F Squared Productions.
Giselle Fernandez Age
She was born on May 15, 1961. Therefore, she is 62 years old as of May 2023. She celebrates her birthday every May 15th of every year.
Giselle Fernandez Height
She stands at a height of 5ft 11 inches (1.8m).
Giselle Fernandez Family
She was born to a Catholic father who was a flamenco dancer and a Jewish mother who was a student of Mexican folklore. Her father died of Alzheimer’s disease. However, she has not shared her parents’ names. It is not known whether she has siblings or not.
Giselle Fernandez Husband
Since 2014, she has kept her love life very secretive. It is thus not known whether she is engaged, single, or married. However, she was previously married to John Farrand (born in 1935) a British-American business executive, they married in 2002 but separated in April 2014. Prior to that, she was engaged to Ron Kershaw (born on August 19, 1943, but died on July 3, 1988) was an American television news reporter. But Kershaw died of pancreatic cancer and liver cancer. She and her ex-husband John Farrand have one daughter, Talei.
Giselle Fernandez’s Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $5 million. This great fortune she has accrued it from her journalistic career.
Giselle Fernandez Salary
Her career in journalism generates her an awesome salary. She thus has an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $110,500. This is according to Spectrum News 1 anchors/reporters’ salaries.
Giselle Fernandez Education
She received her education at California State University, Sacramento where she earned her B.A. in Journalism and Government graduating in 1982.
Giselle Fernandez Career
In 1983, her television career began with brief stops at KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and then KEYT-TV in Santa Barbara, California. In 1985, he joined KTLA in Los Angeles as a weekend anchor and reporter. Actor Fess Parker recommended Diselle to KTLA as he was a friend of KTLA’s news managing director at the time. Later after two years, she moved to CBS-owned WBBM-TV in Chicago and in 1989 to WCIX CBS’s newly owned station in Miami.
However, she garnered some controversy in 1988 in Chicago when she went boating with John Cappas, a drug dealer being sought by authorities, then accompanied him to his arrest by federal agents. In October 1991, she gained her first national news job for CBS News when she moved to New York City and became a correspondent and backup for the morning, evening, and weekend news broadcasts. After that, she moved to NBC where she anchored Weekend Today and the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News and filled in for Brian Williams on the Saturday edition.
Moreover, she undertook various special reporting assignments in the U.S. and elsewhere. During this time, she reported on the crisis from Cuban immigration, unrest in Haiti, the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, the trial of the conspirators from the 1993 World Trade Centre Bombing, and a scud missile attack while covering the Persian Gulf War. Also, she was invited to make a rare interview of Fidel Castro, then Cuba’s president. She then was the co-host for Access Hollywood, an entertainment news program on NBC from 1996 to 1999. She then co-hosted the This Week in History show on the History Channel. After exiting, she returned to KTLA in October 2001.
In August 2003, she left the position at KTLA and went on to pursue a variety of special projects, including making a movie and writing children’s books. The following year, her book titled Gigi and the Birthday Ring was published through the Laredo Publishing Company. In addition to her journalism career, she is the president of her own production company; Skinny Hippo Productions. And is co-president of F Squared Productions where she is a developer of film and television projects. Because of journalism, she has won five Emmy Awards. She is a member of the Smithsonian National Board for Latino Initiatives and has worked on the board of trustees of the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. She was then named the year’s Outstanding Philanthropist in 2006 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Giselle Fernandez Spectrum News
She works for Spectrum News 1 joining the station in August 2018. There, she works as an anchor, Your Morning on Spectrum News 1, EP, Writer, Host, prime time interview series, LA Stories. Giselle works at Spectrum News alongside other prominent Spectrum News anchors and reporters including;
- Renee Eng
- Chris Leary
- Melvin Robert
- Lydia Pantazes
- Robert Santos
- Catalina Villegas
- Bree Steffen
- Amrit Singh
- Lisa McRee
- Tanya McRae
- Ferdinand Furer
- Jacqueline Bennett
- Nathalie Basha