Ed Drantch Bio, Age, Height, WKBW TV, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Ed Drantch Bio, Wiki

Ed Drantch is a multiple Emmy award-winning American anchor/reporter working for 7 Eyewitness News, WKBW-TV in Buffalo, NY serving as morning anchor and investigative reporter. He has been working with this station since 2014.

Ed Drantch Age

Born and raised in New York State, United States, Ed keeps information regarding his dates of birth, age, birthday, and zodiac sign away from the limelight. However, judging from his appearance, he might be around his 30’s.

Ed Drantch Height

Drantch stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1. 75 m) and weighs around 69 kg.

Ed Drantch Education

For his Education, Jeff enrolled State University of New York College at Oneonta where he graduated and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media Studies.

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Ed Drantch Career

 Ed works as a  morning anchor for Good Morning Buffalo and is part of our I-Team, serving as an investigative reporter. He joined 7 Eyewitness News in 2014.  Ed has reported many memorable stories affecting Western New Yorkers, including the historic November snowstorm. He has also performed several investigations that have sparked change, including the exposure of security shortfalls at the only hospital in Niagara Falls. Ed also reported on the 2016 election Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University.

Ed made joined 7 News from a cross-town rival, News 4 WIVB-TV. During his three years at News 4, Ed was appointed for a story on race relations in the City of Buffalo. The New York State Associated Press has also acknowledged him for outstanding work. In 2013, Drantch was honored with a special mention for Excellence in Individual Reporting.

Before his 2011 move to Buffalo, Ed consumed three years in Harrisonburg, Virginia. At WHSV-TV, he was part of the award-winning “Daybreak” morning show. He also produced and anchored WHSV News 3 at Noon. Upon graduating, Ed spent the months before his senior year interning at WABC-TV – the ABC flagship station – in New York City.

Prior to his time in Virginia, Ed served as an online correspondent for FOX 5, WNYW – the FOX flagship station – in New York City. Spending nearly a year in online journalism, Ed built a foundation for his profession, learning and using social media and other online tools to connect with viewers. In 2008, he participated the final Presidential Debate at Hofstra University. Not only was he reporting the event for the station’s website, but Ed was also live-blogging for the entire Fox Interactive Media platform, garnering him national attention.

Ed also serves on the Board of Directors for GLYS WNY, working to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ children in our area. He also owns his own business, Reel Talent, serving to coach and mentor student journalists along with journalists who are working in smaller markets.

Ed Drantch Awards

Ed is a 2 -time New York State Regional Emmy award champion for reportage of deadly tornadoes in Western New York in 2017 and race-related protests and fallout in 2020. He is a member of the team awarded “Best Morning Show” by the New York State Broadcasters Association.  Ed was appointed for an Emmy award for his effort, exposing an Erie County Department of Health worker who forged restaurant inspections. He was also appointed for an Emmy award for his coverage of the COVID-19 virus and how hospitals were responding. He took audiences inside one hospital’s ICU at the height of the pandemic, showcasing what nurses and patients were going through.

Western New Yorkers first acknowledged Ed, for his coverage of Nik Wallenda’s historic 2012 walk across Niagara Falls. He toured Sarasota, Florida, Wallenda’s hometown, to bring audiences an exclusive series of stories, as Wallenda prepared for this death-defying performance.

Ed Drantch Net Worth Worth

In Ed’s career as an anchor/reporter, he has been able to amass a net worth ranging between $1 Million-$ 3 Million.

Ed Drantch Salary

Drantch acquires annual earnings that range between $ 70, 465, and $ 159,785.

Ed Drantch Parents and Siblings

Drantch was born and raised by his devoted parents in New York State, United State. He is the son of Mr. Drantch and his wife. Growing up, his daddy and mommy gave him the best upbringing one could ask for. Besides this, Ed has not revealed any further information concerning his parents or siblings if he has any.

Ed Drantch Wife (Gay)

Drantch is openly gay though he has not revealed any detail regarding his partner.

Ed Drantch Kids

Information on whether Ed has a kid or not will be updated soon.

Ed Drantch Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Drantch is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 9,088 Followers around 2.5 K followers on his Facebook page, and 1390 Followers on his Instagram account.

Ed Drantch WKBW TV

Drantch works at WKBW TV where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Jeff Russo
  2. Katie Morse
  3. Hannah Buehler
  4. Pheben Kassahun
  5. Lia Lando
  6. Aaron Mentkowski
  7. Autumn Lewandowski
  8. Mary Beth Wrobel
  9. Matt Bove
  10. Briana Aldridge
  11. Dom Tibbetts
  12. Eileen Buckley
  13. Olivia Proia
  14. Yoselin Person
  15. James Kattato
  16. Kristen Mirand
  17. Emily Lampa
  18. Mercedes Wilson