Sam Ford Bio, Age, Height, WJLA, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Sam Ford Bio, Wiki

Sam Ford is a Multi Award Winning reporter/anchor working at WJLA-TV Capitol Hill, Washington serving as a Reporter and DC Bureau Chief. He has been working with this station since Apr 1987.

Sam Ford Age

Ford is 69 years old as of 2023. He was born in Coffeyville, Kansas, United States on the 29th of May 1953.  Accordingly, he celebrates his birthday on the 29th of May every year, and his zodiac sign is Gemini.

Sam Ford Height

Ford stands approximately 5 feet 9  inches (1.85 m) and weighs around 91 kg.

Sam Ford Education

For his Education, Sam enrolled and graduated from the University of Kansas William Allen White Journalism School. He also graduated from the University of Minnesota.

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Sam Ford Career

Ford works at WJLA-TV  serving as a Reporter and DC Bureau Chief. He has been with WJLA-TV for over 35 years. He has been a broadcaster for 5 decades, starting with radio stations in Kansas and Minnesota prior to moving on to television. Previously, Sam consumed a decade as a correspondent for CBS News. During his tenure at the network, he was stationed at CBS bureaus in Atlanta,  New York, and Washington, D.C. Prior to CBS, he served as a reporter for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sam is a founding representative of the National Association of Black Journalists. His journalistic awards include AP, Edward R Murrow, New York, and several regional Emmys. In his 40 years in the nation’s capital, he narrates he has covered everything from the White House to the crack house. His center at WJLA has mainly been the District of Columbia government, crime, and life.

Sam is extremely passionate about the past, particularly Black history. He traces a few of his ancestries to slaves owned by American Indians in Oklahoma. He is a voting native of the Cherokee Nation. It turns out that his dad’s ancestors likely came from what today is Nigeria. Ford has toured Nigeria twice looking for further clues as to his ancestry. Sam is an active part of the historic Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Capitol Hill, where he is an occasional organist and a lay leader for Sunday morning worship services.

Sam Ford’s Net Worth

In Sam’s career as a journalist, he was able to amass a net worth ranging between $1 Million-$ 5 Million.

Sam Ford Salary

Ford acquires annual earnings that range between $ 112, 535 and $ 287, 045.

Sam Ford’s Parents and Siblings

Ford was born and raised by his devoted parents in Coffeyville, Kansas, United States. He is the son of Mr. Ford (father) and his wife (mother). Growing up, his father and mommy gave him the best upbringing one could ask for. Besides this, Sam has not revealed any further information about his parents and siblings if he has any.

Sam Ford Wife

Ford was married to Gloria Murry Ford, a journalist and media specialist for 40 years until her death in 2021.

Sam Ford Kids

He and his wife had two grown-up children a son, Murry Ford, and a daughter Gina Ford. His son is a hospital vice president in Atlanta, Georgia, and his daughter serves as a strategic communications director in Maryland.

Sam Ford Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Ford is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 3,718 Followers around 5.2K followers on his Facebook page, and 1,207 followers on his Instagram account.

Sam Ford WJLA

Ford works at WJLA where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Jonathan Elias
  2. Michelle Marsh
  3. Alison Starling
  4. Scott Abraham
  5. Robert Burton
  6. Ashlie Rodriguez
  7. Veronica Johnson
  8. Britt Waters
  9. Steve Rudin
  10. Brian van de Graaff
  11. Eileen Whelan
  12. Dave Lucas
  13. Melanie Hastings
  14. Brad Bell
  15. Adrianna Hopkins
  16. Carl Willis
  17. Lisa Fletcher
  18. Caroline Patrickis
  19. Olivia Garvey
  20. Lindsey Mastis
  21. Heather Graf