Ron Steele Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Height, Wife, KWWL, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Ron Steele is an American journalist currently working as the co-anchor of the KWWL News at 6 and KWWL News at 10 with Abby Turpin. He also hosts and produces The Steele Report, a weekly half-hour KWWL News and Public Affairs program.

Ron Steele Biography

Ron Steele is an American journalist currently working as the co-anchor of the KWWL News at 6 and KWWL News at 10 with Abby Turpin. He also hosts and produces The Steele Report, a weekly half-hour KWWL News and Public Affairs program.

Ron Steele Career

Ron has covered history in the making for KWWL News for 47 years in Iowa and around the world. Ron was in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War, when Desert Shield became Desert Storm, and is a member of the Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. When the American hostages returned from Iran, he was at the White House. Kathryn Koob, an Iowan, was one of the 52 hostages, and one of only two women held captive for the entire 444 days. Ron and Abby Turpin co-anchor the KWWL News at 6 and KWWL News at 10. He also hosts and produces The Steele Report, a weekly half-hour KWWL News and Public Affairs program.

In 2013, KWWL launched The Steele Report. Nearly 400 episodes have aired on KWWL and kwwl.com since then. The show focuses on current events and newsmakers, as well as politicians. One of Ron’s favorite assignments was interviewing President George W. Bush (41) onboard Air Force One as he flew from New Mexico to Iowa for a speech in Des Moines. Ron received the IBNA’s highest honor, the Jack Shelley Award, from the Iowa Broadcast News Association. Other IBNA News and Sports awards he’s won include Spot News Story of the Year and Sports Story of the Year. Ron has won the IBNA’s Excellence in Anchoring Award multiple times.

Through the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, he is a member of the University of Iowa Hall of Fame. During the annual Upper Midwest Emmy Awards program in 2011, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Ron with the Silver Circle Award. He has won and been nominated for multiple Emmy awards. Over the course of his career, Ron has interviewed hundreds of newsmakers and personalities, including more than 400 on his weekly news and public affairs program, The Steele Report, since its inception in 2013.

The award-winning Iowa’s Child adoption program on KWWL is the state’s longest-running news series. Politicians such as Joe Biden, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, and Iowa Senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley are among Ron’s most memorable interview subjects. Desmond Tutu, Al Gore, Coleen Rowley, Laura Bush, Lance Armstrong, Kurt Warner, Kirk Ferentz, Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Gable, and countless others have been interviewed by him. Ron O’Neill had quadruple bypass open-heart surgery in January 2017. The surgery was a complete success, and he returned to work in April with “a nephrotic syndrome,” according to doctors in Iowa City.

Ron O’Neill had quadruple bypass open-heart surgery in January 2017. The surgery was a complete success, and he returned to work in April with “a new heart and a 35-year warranty,” according to doctors in Iowa City. He continues to work out almost every day and is an avid runner, having completed 10 marathons and numerous 5K races.

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Ron Steele KWWL

Steele works at KWWL where he works alongside other famous KWWL anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Daniel Perreault
  2. Travis Breese
  3. Michele White
  4. Dani Miskell
  5. Taylor Vessel
  6. Abby Turpin
  7. Daniel Winn
  8. Mark Schnackenberg
  9. Brandon Libby
  10. Kyle Kiel
  11. Joie Bettenhausen
  12. Mark Woodley
  13. Rick Coleman

Ron Steele Age

He was born in 1950 in Washington, Iowa, United States. Ron is 72 years old.

Ron Steele Height

Ron stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches.

Ron Steele Family

Ron 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 Steele has any siblings.

Ron Steele Wife

Steele is married to Candy Steele. The couple has been married for over 40 and has three children; Ben Steele, Katie Steele, and Luke Steele.

Ron Steele Net Worth

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

Ron Steele Salary

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

Ron Steele Heart Attack

In 2018 Ron suffered a heart attack and underwent a quadruple bypass surgery that was successful.

Ron Steele Retirement

Ron is still a news anchor at KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa.

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

Who is Ron Steele?

 He is an American journalist

How old is Ron Steele?

71 years old as of 2021

How tall is Ron Steele?

6 feet 2 inches

Who is Ron Steele married to?

Candy Steele

How much money does Ron Steele earn?

$40,000 – $ 110,500

How much is Ron Steele worth?

$1 Million – $5 Million

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