Maureen Umeh Bio, Wiki
Maureen Umeh is a Nigerian-American Anchor/Reporter/Host working for FOX 5 News in Chicago where she co-anchors and reports for the Morning News. There, she has also hosted the Good Day Show since joining the station in September 2002.
Maureen Umeh Dates of Birth
She was born on the 18th of September 1972 and turned 47 years old in the year 2019. She is 49 years old as of 2021.
Maureen Umeh Measurements
She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Maureen Umeh Education
She is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois located in Champaign-Urbana where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Maureen Umeh Work Experience
Umeh works with FOX5 News where she serves the station as a co-anchor and reports for the Morning News. To date, she states that she remembers growing up watching the news in Chicago as she watched her favorite reporters taking on city hall and fighting for the little guy. She goes ahead to state that the little guy was like a superhero and had always desired to be like him. Umeh goes further ahead to state that she is proud to have achieved the goal of becoming a reporter and proudest of knowing that some of her stories have helped in making a difference. Maureen states that it is a new shift for her as she joined the station working as an anchor and reporter for the evening and weekend newscasts.
Despite the huge shift to early hours, she states that she is having fun as this job offers her an opportunity of a lifetime. She goes ahead to ask which kind of job can give one an opportunity to cover something as serious as moving to the White house and dancing with Kenyan celebrities. This is in addition to laughing till one cries from famous comedians. Umeh states that she is happy to be taking up this role and to be hearing from many of her listeners and viewers who tell her how much they enjoy her shows.
Her television career began while working in Chicago, Illinois where she was working for WCIA-TV. There, she counts herself lucky to have received a full-time job as a reporter for the station immediately after her graduation. However, she states that she had to work really hard in order to get that job. She had several talk shows and also had to Deejaying at times.
Previously, she had also worked for the University’s television station, and written for the station’s magazine. She was doing anything she thought would give her the experience needed in order to be a better journalist. However, she goes ahead to state that it wasn’t always fun but it helps her prove that hard work pays off.
Later on, she went ahead to move to Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina where she was serving among one of the main anchors for the late of the evening newscasts at the WSPA-TV. There, she had such an amazing experience that she treasures the memories. Away from work, she enjoys traveling. She states that her origin is Nigeria.
Maureen Umeh FOX 5
Umeh works with FOX 5 where he/she works alongside fellow FOX 5 reporters, anchors, and meteorologists such as:
- Jim Lokay
- Marina Marraco
- Wisdom Martin
- Marissa Mitchell
- Holly Morris
- Sue Palka
- Shirin Rajaee
- Jeannette Reyes
- Caitlin Roth
- Mike Thomas
- Gwen Tolbart
Maureen Umeh Net Worth
In Umeh’s career as an Anchor/Reporter/Host, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Maureen Umeh Earnings/Income
She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Maureen Umeh Parents and Siblings
Umeh was born in Nigeria and raised in the United States. She has managed to keep information about her family away from the public, however, we will update the information once it’s available.
Maureen Umeh Spouse
Umeh has not yet revealed any information about her marital status. However, we will update the information once it’s available.
Maureen Umeh Kids
Currently, she has a daughter named Zulu who was born in the year. According to her, Zulu is one of her biggest accomplishments. She also states that it is a dream come true for her and she is so grateful to be her mother.
Maureen Umeh Award and Services
For her great and wonderful work, she has been able to receive several awards. This includes winning an Emmy for being the Best Investigative Series and Best Newscast. In addition, she has also been honored by many other organizations which include the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association, the South Carolina Television and Arts Association, and the NAACP.
Previously, she was also serving as the Chairwoman for the Upstate Leadership Council of the American Cancer Society. She has also served several nonprofit organizations including Mathew House, an agency for disadvantaged youth, Big Sisters, and Big Brothers.
Maureen Umeh Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 15,810 followers, around 35,000 followers on her Facebook page, and 2,950 followers on her Instagram account.