Marion Brooks Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, NBC 5, Net Worth, and Salary

Marion Brooks is an American anchors at NBC 5 at 11am and 430p newscasts and reports as part of the NBC5 Investigates team.

Marion Brooks Biography

Marion Brooks is an American anchor at NBC 5 where she anchors at 11 am and 4:30pm newscasts and reports as part of the NBC5 Investigates team.

Brooks graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English after attending Spelman College. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Marion Brooks Career

Her passion is reporting and storytelling and her investigative work have been drawn to social and criminal justice issues. Her series of reports on Sex Trafficking in Chicago in 2014 has earned her several awards including national recognition from the Alliance for Women in Media (Gracie) and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Brooks has been working at NBC5 since joining the station in 1998 as a weekend anchor from Atlanta, Ga., where she as well served as an anchor/reporter. Her career has spanned several regions and market sizes in the country. She first began at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla., Brooks learned the advertising side of journalism in a management training program for the New York Times Newspaper Group.

Her first job in broadcasting was in radio at WGST, a news talk station in Atlanta, in the entry-level type of job that exposed her to the long hours, hard work, and adrenaline rushes of newsgathering. She credits this experience with solidifying her desire to work as a journalist.

Marion Brooks Age

She was born on April 18, 1963, in the United State. She celebrates her birthday on April 18 every year. Brooks is 59 years old.

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Marion Brooks photo

Marion Height

Brooks stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches tall.

Marion Brooks Family

Brooks’ father is known as Sam Brooks who is of black ethnicity while her mother is known as Margret Brooks and she is of white ethnicity. However, she has not revealed the names of her siblings.

Marion Brooks Husband / Daughter

Brooks is married to Ruye Hawkins who is a lawyer in Orlando, Fla. the couple tied the knot in March 2005. they are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Sydney Hawkins and Brooks Hawkins who were born on 2 June 2006.

Marion Brooks Net Worth

Brooks has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.

Marion Brooks Salary

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

Marion Brooks Ethnicity

Brooks is of white ethnicity.

Marion Brooks Awards

She has been honored with many awards from the following organizations:

  • National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Midwest Chapter Emmy Award
  • National Emmy Award
  • Alliance for Women in Media (Gracie)
  • Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Award, Region 7)
  • Associated Press
  • Illinois Broadcast Association
  • National Vernon Jarrett Award, 2005 – Institute of Advanced Journalism Studies, North Carolina A&T State University
  • National Mental Health Association
  • Illinois Mental Health Association
  • Chicago Association of Black Journalists

Marion Brooks NBC 5

Brooks works at NBC 5 where she works alongside other famous NBC 5 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

    1. Marion Brooks
    2. Tom Messner
    3. Caitlin Napoleoni
    4. Tyler Jankoski
    5. Ben Frechette
    6. Tom Garris
    7. Alice Kang
    8. Brian Colleran

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Brooks.

Who is Brooks?She is an American anchor and reporter
Age58 years old as of 2021
Height5 feet 5 inches
SpouseRuye Hawkins
Salary$40,000 – $ 110,500
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million
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