Whitney Ward Biography
Whitney Ward is an American Anchor/Reporter working with KREM 2 News where she serves the station as a co-anchor for KREM 2 News at 10 and 11 every weeknight. Asides from that, she also serves the station as an investigative reporter and joined the station in 2013.
Whitney Ward Education
She attended both Eastern Washington University and Washington State University with pride. She transferred to WSU after three years at Eastern for the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Communications program. Whitney began her career after graduating from college at KFYR, the NBC affiliate in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Whitney Ward Career
Ward works with KREM 2 News where she serves the station as an Investigative Reporter and Co-anchor. After her graduation from the University, she kick-started her career working with KFYR, an NBC affiliate station located in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Additionally, she also worked as a reporter and weekend anchor for about three years where she was covering politics, and countless National Guard stories for military operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Asides from that North Dakota is also known for severe weather, therefore, making it uncommon for her to do live shots in temperatures 20-40 degrees below zero.
Her career, later on, took her to the CBS affiliate station in Youngstown, Ohio where she was working with WKBN as the main evening anchor. Additionally, her work also allowed her to cover two presidential elections, numerous tornadoes, and countless stories about crime, politics, and business. She later on even got to tour the world-famous Handel’s ice cream shop. The tour was later on ranked as one of the best in the WORLD by National Geographic.
Later on, she made a decision to return to her home state, Washington in order to be closer o her family and friends. There, she spent about two years working with KEPR-TV in the Tri-Cities as the main anchor. At that time, she was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with an “Excellence in Journalism” award for Investigative Reporting after helping to expose a $1.7 million fraud case in the Franklin County Public Works Department.
Since joining KREM in the year 2013, she has continued to do exemplary work shedding light on mismanagement of government resources, university cover-ups, and toxic chemical contamination. Additionally, her investigations have also helped lead to changes in state policy as well as local government procedures. She has also earned multiple journalism honors for her investigative reporting.
The year 2013 also saw her receive startling gaps in the Idaho foster care system. Asides from that, her report, “Bring D Home” won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. The year 2014 saw her provide unparalleled coverage after the Carlton wildfire burned hundreds of homes and more than a quarter-million acres in Central Washington. Asides from that, her multi-part investigation uncovered many instances of resources standing idle while homes and businesses burned to the ground.
The year 2015 also saw her bring unrivaled wildfire coverage when the even-bigger Okanogan Complex fire killed three firefighters and burned down more than half a million acres, much of it in the same areas that had burned just one year prior. Her relentless pursuit for truth after both fires helped bring attention to serious flaws in response protocol. Washington lawmakers later enacted new legislation to help prevent catastrophic wildfires and protect fire victims.
In the year 2016, she conducted an in-depth investigation of the WSU Bear Center. This was after learning about the deaths of two yearling cubs’ research facility. Her eye-opening report “Bear Facts” earned a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting, and also received a regional Emmy nomination for Investigative Reporting.
Later on, in the year 2017, she took one of her biggest stories yet, the widespread groundwater contamination at Fairchild Air Force Base in Airway Heights. There, she uncovered decades of unchecked chemical pollution and directly questioned Fairchild’s highest-ranking Base Commander about possible solutions for contamination victims. Her lengthy investigation earned her a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting.
She is passionate about her work with Mother Against Drunk Driving. As a part victim of a drunk driver, she is a strong advocate of education programs for youth and stronger penalties for offenders. Away from work, she enjoys taking a glass of fantastic Washington wine. She also never misses a chance to get outside. Asides from that, she enjoys hiking with her dog, spending time out on the boat with her family, and skiing.
Whitney Ward KREM
Ward works at KREM where she works alongside other famous KREM anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Elizabeth Humston
- Kaitlin Riordan
- Megan Carroll
- Mike Boyle
- Ian Smay
- Amanda Roley
- Michelle Boss
- Thomas Patrick
- Laura Papetti
- Brenna Greene
- Jeremy LaGoo
- Channing Curtis
- Tim Pham
- Mark Hanrahan
- Tom Sherry
Whitney Ward Age
Ward likes to keep her personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month she was born. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday.
Whitney Ward Height
Ward stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Whitney Ward Family
Ward has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Whitney has any siblings.
Whitney Ward Husband
Ward is married. The couple wedded in October 2013.
Whitney Ward Net Worth
Ward has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.
Whitney Ward Salary
Ward earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Ward.
Who is Whitney Ward?
She is an American award-winning journalist currently working as an investigative reporter and co-anchor
How old is Whitney Ward?
How tall is Whitney Ward?
5 feet 6 inches
Who is Whitney Ward married to?
How much money does Whitney Ward earn?
$40,000 – $ 110,500
How much is Whitney Ward worth?
$1 Million – $5 Million