Joleen Chaney Biography
Joleen Chaney is an American journalist working for KFOR as a news anchor. She joined the station in June 2007 and served as a weekend writer and assignment editor.
Joleen Chaney Education
Chaney attended Springs high school and later on went to the University of Lawton where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She then attended Oklahoma university school of law and graduated in 2021 as a Juris Doctor.
Joleen Chaney Career
Chaney anchors during the weeknights at 4, 6 & 10. She began her career as an intern and got her new job as a behind scenes weekend writer and assignment editor by KFOR. She landed her first on-air job at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, TX, and served as a morning anchor right after college. This was when she was still in Cameron University where she was involved in the Honor’s Program and was in her senior year. By the end of one year, she went back to KFOR-TV serving as a reporter and an anchor. She started working in another station in June 2014 and returned to KFOR in June 2016 and started by serving as the weekday 4 pm anchor and was later on given a raise to main evening anchor due to the retirement of legendary Oklahoma journalist Linda Cavanaugh.
Chaney also takes part in races and has also emceed some races all over the state as well as offering her time and efforts in events benefitting Oklahoma nonprofits. She completed a half-ironman triathlon, hence assisting in raising several thousand dollars for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society in Oklahoma in 2011. She has also participated in events to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and the American Diabetes Association.
Joleen Chaney KFOR
Chaney is currently working at KFOR where she works alongside other famous KFOR anchors and reporters including;
- Tara Blume
- Aaron Brackett
- Jessica Bruno
- Dylan Buckingham
- Lauren Daniels
- Mason Dunn
- Nate Feken
- Heather Holeman
- Kaitor Kay
Joleen Chaney Age
Chaney was born on July 18, 1981, in Oklahoman in Fairview, United States. She is therefore 40 years old as of 2021.
Joleen Chaney Height
Chaney has an estimated height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Joleen Chaney Family
Chaney is of the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma and her family is still connected to their tribal land where they once farmed and lived together. She has a younger brother and her mother died in 2016 while is grandfather died in December 2020. She shared a photo of his grandfather on her Instagram page wishing him a farewell says that she will forever cherish the memories they had together.
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Joleen Chaney Husband
Chaney has been happily married to William Ertl since 01-01-2022. The couple is living in Oklahoma. Chaney and William are blessed with two sons CJ and Cadon. Cadon is the youngest and was born in 2004.
Joleen Chaney Salary
Chaney earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Joleen Chaney Net Worth
Chaney has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.
Joleen Chaney Awards
Chaney has also managed to win several awards including the Society of Professional Journalists for diversity reporting, feature reporting, and criminal justice reporting. She also won the Associated Press Award for “Best Reporter Portfolio.” She was also among the KFOR-TV’s multiple Emmy award-winning team for enclosing the May 2013 Moore tornado and nominated for an Emmy for a military piece highlighting the medical journey and limb transplants of a bilateral amputee veteran. She has also won several Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters awards and was nominated a Heartland Emmy for breaking news tornado coverage in 2010.