Who is Cheryl Burton?
Cheryl Burton is a journalist from America who currently works as an anchor at ABC7 in Chicago, Illinois. She currently anchors the ABC7 Eyewitness News at 5 pm and 10 pm newscasts. Cheryl joined the station as a weekend co-anchor and reporter in 1992 and has risen to the ranks to become a 13-time Emmy Award-winning anchor/reporter. Prior to joining the ABC7 team, she worked at KWCH-DT as an anchor from 1990 to 1992 in Wichita, Kansas.
Cheryl Burton Date of Birth / Age
Burton is 58 years as of 2021 since she was born on December 25, 1962, at Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She celebrates her birthday every 25th of December annually.
Cheryl Burton Weight and Height
Burton is about 120 pounds in weight and has a height of about 5 feet 6 inches.
Cheryl Burton Parents and Siblings
Burton has four siblings and she is the fourth born to a public school teacher in Chicago, Hattie. Her father was a US Airforce veteran, Simpson Burton.
Cheryl Burton Spouse/ Husband
Burton was married to Jim Rose, an American sports anchor who also works for ABC 7, from 1986 before separating ways in 1995. Burton and Rose met while she was a cheerleader for the Chicago Bears in 1985.
Cheryl Burton Kids / Children
Details regarding whether or not Cheryl has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Cheryl Burton Education
Burton studied at Lindblom Technical High School (now LindblomMath and Science Academy) and graduated in 1980. Additionally, she later joined the University of Illinois at Champaign – Urbana and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biology.
Cheryl Burton Career
Burton began her career in broadcasting at WGN-TV in Chicago in 1989. Therefore, she co-anchored the weekly series The Minority Business Report. She later joined WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois as a reporter in 1990. Also, she worked as an anchor at KWCH-TV in Wichita, Kansas In the same year. Burton joined ABC7 in 1992 as a weekend co-anchor/reporter before being promoted to 5 p.m. weekday co-anchor and 10 p.m. contributing anchor in 2003.
Burton received an award for Salute to Excellence International in 2008 for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). In addition, she has been rewarded with several awards including the Phenomenal Woman Award in 1997, the Thurgood Marshall Award in 2004 and 2005, and the Kizzy Image as well as an Achievement Award in 1998. Cheryl also won the Russ Ewing Award in 2004 for her coverage of the E2 nightclub tragedy by the Chicago Association of Black Journalists (CABJ).
How Much Does Cheryl Burton Earn?
Burton earns an annual salary that ranges from $80,000 – $115,000.
How Much is Cheryl Burton Worth?
As an anchor/reporter, Cheryl has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.