Bobbie Wygant Bio, Wiki
Bobbie Wygant is an American Entertainment reporter and Critic working for NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth for more than 70 years. She joined NBC 5 two weeks before the station went on the air as WBAP-TV.
Bobbie Wygant Age
Wygant is 96 years as of 2022, she was born on November 22, 1926, in Lafayette, Indiana, United States.
Bobbie Wygant Height/Measurements
Wygant stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Bobbie Wygant Education
Wygant earned a degree in broadcasting and psychology from Purdue University and later she moved to Texas after graduation.
Bobbie Wygant Career
Wygant works at NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth where she serves as an Entertainment Reporter as well as Critic. Previously, she performed game shows, as well as commercials, and produced and hosted a live talk show at the station for 16 years in her early years. Additionally, Bobbie is also recognized for her celebrity interviews with everybody from Bob Hope to Bradley Cooper. She was also the first lady in the Southwest to host a general interest talk show as well as the first broadcaster in the Southwest to present theater and movie reviews on television. In addition to that, Wygant also received the “Critic’s Critic Award” from her peer group the National Broadcast Film Critics Association in Los Angeles in 2000.
She also received a National Emmy in Houston making her the 17th American broadcaster to be elected into its prestigious Gold Circle for 50 years of broadcasting achievement in 2004. Moreover, Bobbie also wrote her memoir Talking to the Stars in 2018. She has worked for Seventy Years on Television. Nov. 22, 1963, was her most challenging on-air experience when her 30-minute talk show was disrupted six or seven times with bulletins about the John F. Kennedy assassination. Following each announcement she was given the order to “pick up where she detonated.”
Bobbie Wygant’s Net Worth
In Wygant’s career as an Entertainment reporter and Critic, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
How Much Does Bobbie Wygant Earn?
She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Bobbie Wygant Parents and Siblings
Wygant was born and raised in the United States, she manages to keep information regarding her parents and whether or not she has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of her family information will be done when available.
Bobbie Wygant Spouse
Wygant was married to Phil Wygant from June 1947 till the time of his death in 1986. Her husband was a long-time program director at WBAP-TV. The cause of his death was however not revealed.
Bobbie Wygant Kids
Wygant manages to keep information regarding whether she has children away from the public. However, an update regarding her children will be done once available.
Bobbie Wygant NBC 5
Wygant works at NBC 5 where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Brian Curtis
- Brittney Johnson
- Rick Mitchell
- Newy Scruggs
- Deborah Ferguson
- Laura Harris
- Grant Johnston
- Meredith Land
- Kristi Nelson
Bobbie Wygant book
Wygant is the author of the book Talking to the Stars: Bobbie Wygant’s Seventy Years in Television, in the book, she recalls her trailblazing career as an arts and entertainment reporter for Dallas-Fort Worth’s Channel 5. Started in 1948 by Amon G. Carter, WBAP (now KXAS) was the first television station west of the Mississippi, and Wygant was there from the beginning.