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 in her investigative work has 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 over 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 NBC 5
Brooks works at NBC 5 where she works alongside other famous NBC 5 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
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.
Brooks stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches tall.
Marion Brooks Husband
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 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