Cheryl Burton Bio, Wiki
Cheryl Burton is an American 13-time Emmy Award-winning anchor/reporter working for ABC7 Chicago where she anchors the ABC 7 Eyewitness News at 5 PM. Burton used to be a contributing anchor and in June 2018 was promoted to anchor of the station’s 10 PM newscast.
Cheryl Burton Dates of Birth
Burton was born on December 25, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She is 59 years as of 2021.
Cheryl Burton Measurements
Burton stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m) tall.
Cheryl Burton Education
Burton attended and graduated from Chicago’s Robert Lindbloom High School. In April 2007, she became the first alumnus to be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. She is also a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a B.S. degree in Psychology and Biology.
While at the University, Burton was a member of the Marching Illini, which is one of the nation’s premier college marching bands. That time, her band had the chance to march in the Liberty Bowl and the Rose Bowl.
Cheryl Burton ABC7
Burton joined ABC 7 Chicago in 1992 as a weekend co-anchor and reporter. Her reporting job has brought her to the heart of Chicago neighborhoods, across the United States, and around the world. She covered the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama which was one of the highlighting moments of her career.
Burton brings compelling stories home to Chicago by either assessing the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, exposing the plight of one of Illinois’ poorest schools, or covering the opening of Oprah’s school for girls in South Africa. She has dedicated herself to bringing the stories of the underprivileged to the forefront and exposing injustices.
Burton gives viewers a unique view of people in the news through her trademark warm and insightful approach while interviewing political candidates, sports figures, celebrities, world leaders, and ordinary citizens. Her style of reporting has been described as informative, investigative, smart, and committed.
In a ceremony honoring her with a Chicago Journalists Association 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, she announced that the scholarship she was creating at her former school will be awarded to a graduating senior going to college to study journalism. She is a former student at Lindblom Math and Science Academy.
Cheryl Burton Work Experience
Prior to joining ABC7 Chicago News, she was working with the KWCH-TV team located in Wichita, Kansas where she was working as a weeknight anchor for the 6 PM News. While there, she was recognized for her role in a campaign that was instrumental in reducing the number of low birthweight babies and infant deaths. Additionally, she also hosted the talk show “Viewpoint” between the years 1990 ad 1992.
The year 1990 saw her serving as a General Assignment Reporter at the WMBD-TV located in Peoria, Illinois. She kick-started her broadcasting career working with the WGN-TV team in Chicago. There, she was serving as a co-anchor of the nationally syndicated weekly series “MBR” The Minority Business Report” in the year 1989.
She is very active in the Chicago community and loves giving much of her time to non=profit groups and charities. Additionally, she is a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club of America. She also serves as a motivational speaker for the Chicago Public School. Additionally, she serves on the boards of the Life with Lupus Guild, City Year, and the Multicultural Dance Center.
Additionally, she has also participated in the Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s fashion show. This is in addition to being honored with a Girl Scout Camp CEO Leader, Grace and Beauty Award, and the DuSable Museum History Maker Award. She is a lifelong and proud Girl Scout.
She is also a proud member of the Chicago Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Society of Professional journalists. This is in addition to being a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
Cheryl Burton Net Worth
In Burton’s career as an anchor/reporter, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Cheryl Burton Earnings/Income
She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Cheryl Burton Parents and Siblings
Burton is the daughter of Simpson Burton, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a Chicago Public Schools teacher. She has four siblings and she the fourth born.
Cheryl Burton Spouse
Previously, she was in a marriage with her husband, Jim Rose, who happens to be an AC7 Sports Reporter. The duo tied knots in the year 1986. Unfortunately, the duo later divorced in the year 1995. Jim was dating Burton when she was a cheerleader for the Superbowl XX team in New Orleans. He later went on to propose to ger aboard the President riverboat, a scene of a pep rally party for the Bears.
Jim proposed to her as they were seated together under the moon after Burton had finished a dance number with the Honey Bears. This proposal was matching the first time they had met and coincidentally matched the dates with the Super Bowl XIX party in Chicago. She resides in Chicago and shares no information in relation to her relationship status at the moment.
Cheryl Burton Kids
Burton manages to keep information regarding whether or not she has any children away from the public. An update of this information will be out when available.
Cheryl Burton Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 15,150 followers, around 42,000 followers on her Facebook page, and about 381 followers on her Instagram account.