Who is Dina Bair?
Dina Bair is an American journalist who is working for WGN-TV as the anchor for WGN Midday News. Also, she serves as a medical reporter for the “Medical Watch” beat on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News, and WGN News at Nine. She joined in September 1994. Upon joining the station, she initially served as a general assignment reporter.
Dina Bair Date of Birth / Age
Bair was born on May 8th, 1967. She is 55 years old as of 2022.
Dina Bair Height
Bair stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Dina Bair Parents and Siblings
Bair was born and raised on the East Coast. Further, her mom is named Christine Short while her dad is named John Short. In addition, her dad served as a CEO of a multinational company. Additionally, her father was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer in January 2020. Sadly, her father passed away on September 12th, 2018.
“My father is in Heaven. I am heartbroken, but so happy he is at peace. On Super Bowl Sunday, my Dad was diagnosed with cancer. A grapefruit-sized tumor had spread to his brain and bones. They gave him 30 days to live. 4 chemo drugs, 2 rounds of radiation, and endless courage, he was with us for 8 months more. On September 1, my Dad said in 11 days I will be out of pain.
Ahh, he was a man of his word. On that day, with my mom cradling his head in her hands, me by his side holding his hand, and his grandchildren surrounding his bed, at home right where he wanted to be, he was finally out of pain. We prayed with him, told him how much we loved him and he took his last breath on this earth. He died with cancer but he never let it be..” she posted on her Facebook page on September 13th, 2013.
Additionally, her brother was born on February 18th. Unfortunately, he passed away. “Happy Heavenly birthday my handsome brother. Praying your heart is happy now and you are wat..” she posted on her Instagram account on February 18th, 2020.
Dina Bair Spouse(Husband)
Bair exchanged vows with her husband on July 2nd, 2016. As of 2022, the couple celebrated their 6th anniversary together. The couple held their outdoor ceremony and the reception at Promontory Point on Chicago’s lakefront.
The bride wore St. Patrick from Dimitra’s Bridal Couture while the groom had a custom tux from J. Hilburn provided by The Wedding Dresser, Caroline Shaw.
On the other hand, the planning, and decor were done by Michelle Durpetti Events and floral by Tu Bloom. Additionally, the cake was provided by Lace Cake Studio and was catered to by Jewell Events & Catering. On a side note, it was an ombré cake. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.
Dina Bair Kids / Children
Bair has four kids including a set of twins; Max, Cam, Ben, and Gianna. Max celebrates was born on December 14th, 1996, and will be 26 years old as of 2022. The twins, Ben and Cam, were born on April 23rd, 2002, and are 20 years old as of 2022.
Her daughter, Gianna Kleinberg was born on May 13th, 2005, and is 17 years old as of 2022. Also, she has a dog named Peanut. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Dina Bair Education
After completing her high school education, Bair went on to join
Dina Bair Career
Bair works for WGN as the anchor for WGN Midday News. Also, she serves as a medical reporter for the “Medical Watch” beat on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News, and WGN News at Nine. She joined in September 1994. Upon joining the station, she initially served as a general assignment reporter. From December 1994 to December 1999 she served as an anchor of the WGN Weekend Morning News.
In 2013, she went to Italy to broadcast the election of the new Pope and reported live from Vatican City. Prior to WGN, she served CLTV-TV in Oak Brook as an anchor and a reporter. Before that, she served WHOI-TV in Peoria as an anchor, reporter, and producer. Additionally, she served WMAQ-TV in Chicago as a field producer.
Throughout her career, she has received numerous awards. For instance, she gained 9 Emmy awards, and a Peter Lisagor award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Further, she secured several Associated Press awards for both her anchoring and reporting. Moreover, the National Press Foundation for the “Cancer Issues” seminar in Washington D.C dubbed her a Fellow.
Further, she stayed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Memorial Hospital for a month. Furthermore, her recent series and documentary, “Intensive Caring,” detailed avant-garde medical treatments and life-and-death decisions. The program earned awards for its news and documentary broadcasts.
On a side note, Bair is a tri-athlete and loves running, lifting weights, boxing, and competitive ballroom dancing. In addition, she serves as a founding Board member of the breast cancer charity, One in a Million: Dancing With Chicago Celebrities. Else, she heads a media running team dedicated to raising funds for charity.
Furthermore, she is also involved with The National Italian American Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. And, LUNGevity, Respiratory Health Association, American Cancer Society. Plus, she serves as an Advisory Board Member for Saleh Freedom, a movement that assists victims of sex trafficking.
SAMPLE works with WGN where she/he serves alongside her/his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Ben Bradley
- Ray Cortopassi
- Lourdes Duarte
- Demetrius Ivory
- Mike Janssen
- Lauren Jiggetts
- Sarah Jindra
- Morgan Kolkmeyer
- Paul Konrad
- Sean Lewis
- Paul Lisnek
- Lauren Magiera
How Much Does Dina Bair Earn?
Bair approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Dina Bair Worth?
As an anchor, Bair has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
Dina Bair Cancer
At the age of 21, Bair was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. Later, when she was 39 years old, she was diagnosed with melanoma in her breast. Via surgery, a golf ball–size mass was removed from her breast from where the melanoma was. Further, she describes her first encounter with cancer,
“I was in college, a 21-year-old junior, diagnosed with ovarian cancer. My first question was whether I would be able to have a child. They told me that the best thing to do was try as soon as possible. The only problem: I didn’t have a boyfriend and had never had sex.
It wouldn’t be for another 10 years until I had a child — three through fertility treatment and Gianna came through God’s grace…was so young and naïve that it didn’t dawn on me that this is something that kills people. I’m young and have cancer, not a problem, but I just want to have kids.”