Art Franklin Bio, Age, Height, CBS 42, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Art Franklin Bio, Wiki

Art Franklin is a multiple Emmy Award-winning American journalist, and author well known as the former evening anchor of  WIAT CBS 42. He worked with this station from 2016- April 29, 2023.

Art Franklin Age

Franklin is 65 years years old as of 2023. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States in 1958.

Art Franklin Height/Measurements

Franklin stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1. 75 m) and weighs around 84 kg.

Art Franklin Education

For his education, Art graduated from the University of Michigan in 1991.

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Art Franklin Career

Franklin is the former evening anchor of  WIAT CBS 42. He worked with this station from 2016- April 29, 2023. Art is a journalist, whose profession spans more than 35 years. The Detroit native and a graduate of the University of Michigan first came to Alabama in 1991 as an anchor at WBRC-TV6. At WBRC he garnered notoriety as the first African-American male to anchor in prime-time in Birmingham. Art’s broadcasting profession commenced in radio at WDZZ-FM 93 in Flint, MI where he worked as an announcer, sports anchor, production manager, and news anchor prior to leaving for his first career in television at WILX-TV (NBC) in Lansing, MI. At WILX, Art was appointed the first African-American male to anchor a frequently broadcast newscast in Lansing. He was also the station’s Business Reporter and Capital Reporter.

Art was employed away from WILX by the NBC station in Norfolk, VA WAVY-TV10 to be appointed as the station’s military affairs correspondent. In addition to routine reporting from the Pentagon, it is at WILX that Art was sent on overseas assignments reporting on the conflict in the Persian Gulf including Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain, Jordan, Bahrain, France, Germany, and the Caribbean. While at WAVY-TV, he hosted the station’s public service program called the Bottom Line. He also served as a fill-in anchor. Additionally, Art also served as a news director at WOWI Radio and anchored a two-hour live radio talk show at the station.

When Art departed Birmingham in 2003, he authored a book named, Give It All You Got, an inspirational book for young men. He returned to television in Atlanta at WXIA 11Alive News the NBC affiliate prior to becoming an anchor at WAGA-TV FOX 5 where he operated until starting a Public Relations firm. Art returned to Birmingham and News to launch the CBS 42 Morning News where he acted as managing editor.

Art Franklin Awards

Among Art’s over 75 journalistic and community awards are Emmy Award for  News Excellence  -Outstanding Achievement– for spot news coverage in Atlanta in 2005, Outstanding Achievement Television Programming Excellence in 1995, Scripps Howard Excellence in Journalism Award, 1994, RTNDA Best Documentary, 1994, Alabama Associated Press Award – Best Documentary 1994, Virginia UPI Best Reporter 1989, Alabama Associated Press Award Best Reporter 1995, and Hampton Roads Black Media Professional Best Spot News Coverage 1990.

Art Franklin’s Net Worth

In Art’s career as an anchor/reporter, he was able to amass a net worth between $1 Million-$ 5 million.

Art Franklin Salary

Franklin acquires annual earnings that range between $ 115, 765, and $ 278, 145.

Art Franklin’s Parents and Siblings

Franklin was born and raised to parents in Detroit, Michigan. Growing up, his loving parents gave him the best upbringing and nourishment one could ask for. Besides this, Art has not revealed any further details about his parents or siblings if he has any.

Art Franklin Wife

Franklin is married to Michele. The duo met in Birmingham, Alabama, and has been together for over 3 decades.

Art Franklin Kids

He and his wife Michele are the proud parents of four adult children.

Art Franklin CBS 42

Franklin worked at CBS 42, where he worked alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as;

  1. Alex Limon
  2. Chris Breece
  3. Tanner Brooks
  4. Drew Taylor
  5. Addie Weaver
  6. Ronald Gaines

Art Franklin Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Franklin is vocal on his social media accounts, where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 8,864 Followers, around 3.4K followers on his Facebook page, and 5,784 followers on his Instagram account.