Tom Overlie Biography
Tom Overlie is an American Emmy Award-winning anchor working for KTTC since joining the station in May 2000. He joined as co-anchor of the 6 pm and 10 pm weekday newscasts.
Tom Overlie Career
He has won 6 Emmy Awards for best newscast (Upper Midwest Chapter), is the Southeast Business Journal’s “One to Watch Under 40”, and has been named Best TV Newscaster for 3 years in a row (Rochester Magazine). Other news awards include those by the Minnesota Associated Press, Northwest Broadcast News-Eric Sevareid Award, Minnesota Broadcaster’s Association, and the North Dakota Broadcasters Association.
In April of 2017, Overlie was awarded an Eric Sevareid Award for hard news for sharing a World War II Prisoner of War story. Over the years, news reports have taken him from the “backyard” to remote villages in the heart of Mexico. Before joining KTTC, he worked for five years in North Dakota for Meyer Television News KMOT-TV, as a producer, anchor, and Medical Reporter. Overlie as well worked for three years at KEYC-TV in Mankato, Minnesota.
His hobbies include home renovation (featured in Rochester Magazine, Rochester Post Bulletin, Friends of Mayowood Tour), writing books, and Friends of Mayowood Tour. As a matter of fact, he likes exploring remote corners of the world, which has included three years as a student in Jos, Nigeria, West Africa.
He is as well involved in the Rochester community hosting the Eagles Cancer Telethon each January, and he’s been honored by the American Cancer Society, Minnesota Veterans, Alzheimer’s Association, Boys, and Girls Club of Rochester, the University of Minnesota-Rochester, and other charitable organizations. Overlie says he feels fortunate to be in a position to contribute to so many worthy causes.
Tom Overlie Age
Overlie likes to keep his personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Tom Overlie Height
Overlie stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches.
Tom Overlie Family
Overlie’s parents worked in West Africa, Nigeria in the 1960s as teachers. Overlie’s sisters were born there in mud huts, and him in a fancy hospital in Minneapolis. His parents then went back to Africa in 1980 as publishers of a Lutheran magazine and he spent three years there, from age 11 through 13. However, he has not yet revealed the name of his parents or his sisters.
Tom Overlie Husband/ Gay
Overlie is openly gay. He met his boyfriend at an event he was volunteering for. They just recently got engaged to be married.
Tom Overlie Net Worth
Overlie has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor.
Tom Overlie Salary
Overlie earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Tom Overlie KTTC
Overlie is currently working at KTTC where he works alongside other famous KTTC anchors and reporters including;
- KaMaria Braye
- Amanda Morgan
- Caitlin Alexander
- Zach Fuller
- Ted Schmidt
- Stevan Stojanovic
- Jess Abrahamson
- Byron Tollefson
- Maddy Wierus
- Nicole Valinote
- Nick Jansen
- Beret Leone
- Ubah Ali
- Megan Zemple
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Overlie.
|Who is Overlie?
|He is an American Emmy Award-winning anchor
|5 feet 8 inches
|$40,000 – $ 110,500
|$1 Million – $5 Million