Jeff Gianola Biography
Jeff Gianola is an American news anchor and reporter working for KOIN 6 News in Portland, Oregon. He joined the station in August 1998 as an evening anchor. Previously he worked at KATU as an anchor and general-assignment reporter.
Jeff Gianola Career
Gianola is the head news anchor for KOIN Local 6, the Columbia Broadcasting System affiliate station in Portland, Oregon. He joined the KOIN News 6 team as an evening anchor. Gianola is greeted “I grew up watching you!” everywhere he goes. He has nearly 40 years of news broadcasting in Portland. Gianola brought his highly acclaimed Wednesday’s Child to KOIN News 6. In September 1999, Gianola wrote, produced, and starred in “Quick Tips for Easy Living”, a lifestyle program that aired Saturday afternoons on KOIN.
He also produced the documentary “No Perfect Answers: The Life and Architecture of Pietro Belluschi.” The weekly segments are credited for placing hundreds of adoptive children into loving homes in the Northwest. His work also serves as a model for similar programs in other cities across the country. Gianola likes being involved in the Portland community and takes part in countless charity events. His dedication to Oregon foster children is reflected in his decades of “Wednesday’s Child” stories.
He says, “I’ve been lucky enough to raise my family here, and now my grandchildren are growing up here.” Over the years, lots of Portland anchor people have come and gone. “Why would I go anywhere else?” Jeff says. “This place and the people here are part of me, and always will be.” This shows that Gianola really loves his hometown and its people. Prior to joining the KOIN 6 News team, he worked at KATU as an anchor and general-assignment reporter. He was teamed with Julie Emry, and the pair co-anchored KATU’s evening newscasts for several years.
Jeff Gianola Age
Gianola is 68 years old as of 2023. He was born (Jeffrey William Gianola) on October 2, 1955, in San Diego, California, United States. Gianola celebrates his birthday on the 2nd of October every year.
Jeff Gianola Height
Gianola stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Jeff Gianola Family
Gianola was born and raised in San Diego, California. 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 he has any siblings.
Jeff Gianola Wife
Gianola is married to his wife Shannon Dugan. The two tied the knot on June 24, 1995, and they have three children together. Gianola was previously married to Marla McDonough. They tied the knot on August 5, 1978, but their marriage did not go well. The two had two kids. Currently, Gianola is a proud father of five children. The family lives in Tigard.
Jeff Gianola Net Worth
Gianola has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his successful career as a news anchor and reporter.
Jeff Gianola Salary
Gianola earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Jeff Gianola Awards
Gianola has received several awards throughout his career. He is an award-winning journalist. Not long ago he received two Emmys for his series of reports entitled “Is Portland Over?” His past Emmys also include one for Best Anchor in the Pacific Northwest.
Jeff Gianola’s Acting
Gianola played a television news reporter in the 2003 William Friedkin film The Hunted. His name appears on the train in several scenes. He also had a cameo in the 1999 Kelley Baker film Birddog
Jeff Gianola KOIN 6
Gianola works at KOIN 6 where he works alongside other famous KOIN 6 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Elizabeth Dinh
- Ken Boddie
- Jenny Hansson
- Emily Burris
- Wayne Havrelly
- Natasha Stenbock
- Kelley Bayern
- Josh Cozart
- Mary Loos
- Steve Pierce
- Adam Bjaranson
- Brenna Greene
- Jamie Hudson