Gerald Owens Bio, Age, Height, WRAL-TV, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Gerald Owens Bio, Wiki

Gerald Owens is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for WRAL-TV serving station as an Anchor. He has been working with this station since February 1997.

Gerald Owens Age

Owens is 44 years old as of 2023, he was born on the 13th of July 1979 in Vicenza, Italy.

Gerald Owens Height

Owens stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Gerald Owens Education

Owens is a proud graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro where he was majoring in business. He aspires to be a CEO of a major corporation. Gerald explains that reality set after college when he went to work for a small plastic company in Maryland. While there, he stayed for about 13 years rising to the title of manager. He, therefore, reached a point where change was necessary. This led him to the journalism department at the University of Maryland. In the new course of his study, he explains that a new career is ahead of him. This was the path that led him to WRAL.

Gerald Owens Career

Owens works at  WRAL-TV where he serves the station as an Anchor. He built his news philosophy through an internship at ABC News “Nightline” during Operation Desert Shield in the year 1990. Additionally, he explains that there is nothing like being upfront at a major news operation during one of the biggest stories of the century. He explains that this was a hands-on, day-to-day, and reporting job. Later on, from there, he joined WTRK-TV in Norfolk, Virginia in the year 1995. Moreover, he was a political reporter/anchor for about three years.

Later on, he went on to join WUSA-TV and spent three years as an anchor on the morning show. He then went on to try something new in sports reporting. There, he was playing basketball in college and it was a chance to take a break from the news for about a year to try something that came naturally to him. At that time, his career path was put into perspective on September 11, 2001. After a few months, little else mattered at the TV station or in the country. This made him realize how important news was for his community and his life. He explains that it is what he meant to do.

Gerald Owens WTAL

He explains that that made the switch back to news and to his next stop at WRAL-TV. Owens arrived at the station the day before the famous ice storm of 2022. Gerald explains that he chose WTAL because he believes it stands for some of the values he tries to bring to work every day. These values include a sense of community, credibility, and integrity. His new philosophy is that his integrity is everything to him. He explains that he had someone state that Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking.  Owens further explains that he tried to live by that at work and at home. 

Among his most memorable assignments is a self-imposed assignment he did. This was on the 11th of September 2001 when he was working as a sports anchor. He explains that during this day, he was sitting at home on his day off when the first plane hit the tower in New York. When the second tower hit and then the Pentagon was just a few miles away from his house, he went to work because he could not sit still. He explains that he had to be part of it in any way, he could. Gerald further explains that it was on the 7th of December 1941 that he started all over again in his own backyard. During his free time, he enjoys playing golf, although he is not very good at it.

Gerald explains that his family on the other hand enjoys riding bikes, hiking, and camping(in the backyard). His favorite books include Walter Cronkite’s biography and any book written by Stephen King. On the other hand, his favorite book is “The Godfather” parts 1 and 2, “Jaws” and “Boys from Brazil.” He explains that what he likes most about North Carolina is the clear and blue sky. Moreover, he explains that it sounds stupid and explains that it seems a little bluer in other places. Aside from this, he loves the smell of fresh pine trees.

Gerald Owens’s Net Worth

In Owens’s career as an anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Gerald Owens Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Gerald Owens’s Parents and Siblings

Owens was born and raised in the United States, he manages to keep information regarding his parents and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.

Gerald Owens Wife

Owens is married to his wife, Leigh who happens to be a biologist. They are also petting their menagerie of pets which include a snake, two horses, a tarantula, and three dogs. Together, the duo is proud parents to their daughter, Sydney, and son, Andrew. They are also petting their menagerie of pets which include a snake, two horses, a tarantula, and three dogs.

Gerald Owens Kids

Owens has one daughter Sydney, and a son, Andrew. However, an update of his children’s information will be done when available.

Gerald Owens WRAL-TV

Owens works at WRAL-TVwhere he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Cullen Browder
  2. Renee Chou
  3. Rosalia Fodera
  4. Jeff Hogan
  5. Chris Lovingood
  6. Debra Morgan
  7. Adam Owens
  8. Brian Shrader
  9. Ken Smith
  10. Lena Tillett

Gerald Owens Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 5k followers, around 29k followers on his  Facebook page, and about 796 followers on his Instagram account.