Ben Bradley Bio, WGN, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Ben Bradley?

Ben Bradley is an American journalist who is working for WGN-TV as a co-anchor of the WGN Evening News from 4 to 5 p.m. with Lourdes Duarte. Also, he serves the station as an investigative reporter. He joined the station in January 2017.

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Ben Bradley Date of Birth / Age

Bradley is approximately in his 40s as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. Even so, he celebrates his birthday on April 26th. However, we will update the information once available.

Ben Bradley Height

Bradley stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Ben Bradley Parents and Siblings

Bradley was born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Ben Bradley Spouse(Wife)

Bradley exchanged vows with his wife. The couple has three sons together. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.

Ben Bradley Kids / Children

Bradley has three sons with his wife and one is named Ethan. Even so, he manages to keep information regarding them private. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Ben Bradley Education

After completing his high school education at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Bradley went on to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993. Later, in 1997 he became its graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Ben Bradley Career

Bradley works for WGN as a co-anchor of the WGN Evening News from 4 to 5 p.m. with Lourdes Duarte. Also, he serves the station as an investigative reporter. He joined the station in January 2017. Prior to this, he served WLS-TV, ABC7 in Chicago as a reporter and a weekend morning anchor for 14 years. While there as a reporter, he traveled globe-wide on several stories counting trips to China, Brazil, the Caribbean, and just about a dozen states.

Nonetheless, his career launched in 1994 when he served KOMU-TV in Columbia. Additionally, while there he served as a weather anchor and reporter. Further, he went on to serve WCBD-TV in Charleston as a news reporter and weekday morning weather anchor. Between 1998 and 2002, he served the Tribune-owned CLTV as a weekend anchor and a reporter.

During his career, he has been awarded several awards. For instance, 5 Emmy Awards for breaking news broadcasts. Also, two Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Awards for investigative reporting and a documentary on the legacy of former Mayor, Richard M. Daley. Moreover, he is a member of the Investigative Reporters & Editors Association.

In addition, he served as a past president of the Chicago Headline Club which at the time, was the state’s biggest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.


Bradley works with WGN where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Paul Lisnek
  2. Lauren Magiera
  3. Micah Materre
  4. Jarrett Payton
  5. Dan Ponce
  6. Larry Potash
  7. Dan Roan
  8. Tom Skilling
  9. Pat Tomasulo
  10. Jackie Bange
  11. Tim Joyce
  12. Mike Toomey

How Much Does Ben Bradley Earn?

Bradley approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Ben Bradley Worth?

As an anchor, Bradley has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

Ben Bradley House/ Tax Bill

Bradley put his six-bedroom, custom-built house in Hinsdale on the market for $1.9 million. The house has 5 1/2 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, refinished hardwood floors, a dining room with a tray ceiling, new lighting, new countertops, new paint, and new carpeting.

Also, it is a 0.2-acre property that has a patio and an outdoor fireplace. In mid-2010, he purchased the house for $1.38 million from its builder, Oakley Home Builders. Further, he is under investigation succeeding Patch’s report that said he has been underpaying property taxes.

This was uncovered after he listed his house for sale. As per the Cook County treasurer’s office, the house had a $4,999 property tax bill in the 2020 tax year. Additionally, Bradley pleaded incomprehension when questioned by Patch about the low tax rate.

“When questions were raised, we immediately reached out to the assessor’s office and have heard nothing back. If, and when, they get back to me, I will of course pay the amount due … as I have always done in the past. If the assessor wants to claim I owe something different, and that’s proven true, of course I’m going to pay. We have never sought a lowering of our tax bill, and we have been repeatedly told it sometimes takes years in Cook County for the appraisals to catch up.” Bradley said.

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