Jim Rose Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, ABC 7 Chicago, Net Worth, Salary

Jim Rose is an American Sports Ancho/Reporter working for ABC 7 Chicago since joining the team in January 1982.

Jim Rose Biography

Jim Rose is an American Sports Anchor/Reporter working for ABC 7 Chicago where he reporters for the ABC 7 top-rated 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. newscasts. He has been working for the station since joining the team in January 1982. 

Jim Rose Career

Rose reporters for the ABC 7 top-rated 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. newscasts. He additionally plays a major role in the station’s programming specials. Before working at WLS-TV, he worked for WIXT-TV in Syracuse, New York. Rose started his career in sports broadcasting while serving in the United States Army, acting as sports director for AFN-TV in Berlin, West Germany (1973-75).

In addition, he is the vice president of the Swan Group, a non-profit group created to give away the “Swan House” to a Chicago area single mother who managed to get academic distinctions in college. After a period of 4 years of sweat equity, along with an outpouring of community donations, his hard work came to fruition.

Rose handed the keys to a 2,000-square feet house over to a mother who had two children at an average grade of 3.8- approximately in October 2006. In spite of the many honors he has received during his career, he considers this “one of his life’s crowning achievements.” He continues to volunteer his time to help many charitable groups and worthy causes throughout the Chicago land area.

Jim Rose Age

He was born on July 5, 1953, in Edison, New Jersey, United States. He celebrates his birthday on July 5th every year. Rose is 70 years old.

Jim Rose Height

Rose stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

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Jim Rose Family

Rose 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.

Jim Rose Wife 

Jim is married to Lakesha Draine since 2011. The couple is blessed with 2 children Jayson & Suzette. Rose was previously married to WLS-TV news anchor Cheryl Burton from 1986 until 1995. He first met Burton while she was a cheerleader for the Chicago Bears in 1985. After their divorce, he married in 2011.

Jim Rose’s Net Worth

Rose has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a sports anchor and reporter.

Jim Rose Salary

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

Jim Rose ABC 7 Chicago

Rose works at ABC 7 Chicago where he works alongside other famous ABC 7 Chicago anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Rob Elgas
  2. Alan Krashesky
  3. Stacey Baca
  4. Mark Giangreco
  5. Roz Varon
  6. Tracy Butler
  7. Terrell Brown
  8. Hosea Sanders
  9. Tanja Babich
  10. Judy Hsu
  11. Cheryl Burton
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