Hank Tester Biography
Hank Tester is an American journalist working for WFOR/CBS4 CBS Miami as a general assignment reporter. He joined the station in October 2015. Previously, he served WTVJ NBC6 in Miami as a general assignment reporter.
Hank Tester Education
Tester attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff after completing his high school education. He graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in American History.
Hank Tester Career
Tester works for WFOR/CBS4 CBS Miami as a general assignment reporter. He joined the station in October 2015. Previously, he served WTVJ NBC6 in Miami as a general assignment reporter. His broadcast news career started when he served KEOS Radio in Flagstaff behind the microphone in 1963 while he was still in college.
After graduating college, Tester went to Las Vegas, where he taught at the Clark County School District. He later changed from the classroom to the School District’s Public Broadcasting television station where he worked as a historical and educational programming producer. He created documentaries and reported on various news stories in Las Vegas. For example, he broadcasted the Nevada Legislature and the Nevada Gaming Commission. While doing those assignments, he launched NewsNight 10.
In 1971, Tester and other investors created the Las Vegas Valley Broadcasting Company and obtained the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, KORK Channel 3. In the late 80s, Valley Broadcasting changed to Sunbelt Broadcasting then Intermountain West Communications Company. The company ran TV and radio stations in several western states, including NBC affiliates KRNV in Reno, KVBC in Las Vegas, and KYMA in Yuma, Arizona.
Tester came to Miami in 1992 and started serving WTVJ a month before Hurricane Andrew. His reports contributed to the TV station’s DuPont-Columbia University Award and the George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award.
During his career, Tester has received many awards including a couple of Emmy awards. The Suncoast Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences granted him the Silver Circle Award in April 2005. In 2015, he served as an inductee of the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
For more than three decades, Tester has reported news in South Florida and has worked in the broadcast industry for 6 decades. During his broadcasting career, he has worked as a news anchor, news director, political commentator, reporter, TV station owner, and assignment editor
Hank Tester Age
Tester 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 70s.
Hank Tester Height
Tester stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches
Hank Tester Family
Tester grew up on a small ranch in Arizona. Even so, he 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 Tester has any siblings.
Hank Tester Wife
Tester married Lourdes and has 4 daughters and three grandchildren with her. The pair lives in Miami, Florida, and enjoy discovering the history of Cuba. Further, they have two vintage automobiles including a nationally awarded 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. They serve the Antique Automobile Club of America as members and regularly showcase their classic cars around South Florida. Lourdes works as a legal assistant.
Hank Tester Net Worth
Tester has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.
Hank Tester Salary
Tester earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.