Cheryl Burton was born on 25 December 1962 in Chicago, United States. She is 54 years old American News Anchor. At present she is linked with ABC-7 Chicago. Cheryl grew up in Chicago and her mother’s name is Lillian Burton. There had been a slight controversy about who her biological father as she was born after her mother married Neil Burton who was Lillian’s second husband. Cheryl never discussed about her parents in media.
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Cheryl has strong academic background and she perused her graduation is Psychology and Biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign – Urbana. Psychology was her minor subject and Biology was the Major. Cheryl was also a cheerleader for Chicago Bears for three years beginning from 1983.
Later in 1986 Cheryl decided to marry Jim Rose. They were married to each other for 9 years before Cheryl divorced Jim in 1995. The marriage was expected to last longer than it actually did because as per Cheryl’s friends, they made an amazing couple. It is often said the Cheryl’s ex-husband, Jim, was quite romantic and handsome. Jim was also a reporter at ABC 7. It was once reported that Jim proposed his girlfriend, Cheryl, with a big diamond ring on their first anniversary. From this marriage, Cheryl did had any children and at present she is said to be single.
Cheryl’s first job was to host a TV show. The name of the show was ‘Simply Elegant’. In 1989 she decided to join WGN – TV. At WGN – TV she was given the responsibility to co-anchor a weekly series. She left the job in 1990 to join another TV channel. In 1990 she joined WMBD-TV where she worked for 2 years before finally joining WLS-TV in 1992. Even today she is working with WLS – TV. It is a place where her work is appreciated and she had been given promotions frequently. Her work was loved and appreciated by her audience.
Cheryl had a very religious family and that’s the reason why Cheryl herself was inclined towards the religion and community service. Cheryl also received many awards during her lifetime for community service as well as for her professional work. The list is endless but to begin with she was honoured with ‘Sisters in the Spirit Award’. She got this award in 2005 and this award is given for religious contribution. In 2009 she received another award which was sponsored by Procter and Gamble. She received this award for her enormous, selfless social and community service.
Cheryl also received Thurgood Marshall Award for two consecutive years in 2004 and 2005. Talking about professional achievement, she was awarded with Kizzy Image and Achievement award. She received this award in 1998 just after receiving ‘Phenomenal Woman Award’ an year earlier.
Cheryl’s salary is not public but it is clear that the number is big. Her net worth is estimated to be around 30 Million US Dollars. She is also considered as one of richest Journalist. Her complete biography and success story can be read at Wikipedia.
Last Modified: Apr 6, 2020