Micah Materre Bio, Wiki
Micah Materre is an American Emmy-Award-Winning Anchor working for WGN News where she anchors Evening News at Five and Six and the News at Nine and Ten. Prior to her WGN News at Nine roles, which she started in the year 2009, she was working as a co-anchor for the Midday News from January 2003 to October 2009.
Micah Materre Dates of Birth
Materre was born on the 9th of November 1962 in Chicago, United States. She is 59 years old as of 2021.
Micah Materre Measurements
She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Micah Materre Education
She is a proud graduate of Drake University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism, Radio/TV in the year 1983.
Micah Materre Work Experience
She joined the WGN News team in the month of January 1998 where she was a co-anchor and medical reporter. In addition, Materre has also anchored almost all newscasts at the WGN station. This is in addition to covering entertainment news and special assignment stories which include the historic inauguration of America’s first black President. Additionally, she reported and co-produced the “Chicago’s Very Own” segment for the WGN News. Additionally, she has also worked as a host of WGN’s public affairs program, “People to People”.
She is among Chicago’s very own as she was born and raised in this city. Materre has spent around eight years while working for the WJBK-Tv located in Detroit where she was working the main co-anchor and as a general assignment reporter. While there, she was able to gain several national accolades and numerous awards which includes an Emmy Award. This is in addition to an award from the the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Prior to moving to Motor City, she was working in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There, she was working as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter.
Her broadcasting career began in 1983 when she was working at the NPR affiliate station the WBEZ Radio in Chicago. There, she was reporting and produced for about four years. Additionally, she taught radio production at Columbia College. She has more than 30 years of experience working as a journalist and broadcaster.
The year 2014 also saw her receive a Chicago/Midwest Emmy. This is in addition to being honored as being a diversity trailblazer by Barnes and Thornburg LLP.
Additionally, Materre has also been featured in several local and national publications over the years. This includes Good Housekeeping, ‘Who’s Who’ in Black Chicago, the New York Times Magazine, Today’s Chicago WomanMichigan Avenue Magazine, RedEye, Ebony, and Glamour.
Materre also serves her community as a commentator, honorary chairperson to various community and civic organizations across Chicagoland, and a mistress of ceremonies. She currently serves on Tutoring Chicago’s Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Children’s Choir. In addition, she is a member of Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the civic organization, the National Association of Black Journalists, and Links.
Micah Materre Net Worth
In Materre’s career as an Anchor, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Micah Materre Earnings/Income
She earns an annual salary ranging from $35,000 – $100,000.
Micah Materre Parents and Siblings
Materre was born in Chicago to her loving parents, Louise and Jeanne. Her mother happens to have been a school administrator while her father was an insurance broker. In addition, her father owned a paint store on the southern side of Chicago.
Micah Materre Spouse
She is married to her loving husband, Kelvin Jackson. The duo tied knots in the month of June 1995. Jackson happens to be a videographer for WGN.
Micah Materre Kids
Together the couple counts it a blessing to have two children namely, Louis and Mckenzie.
Micah Materre Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 2800 followers, around 8.3K followers on her Facebook page, and about 1600 followers on her Instagram account.