Jerry Hayes Bio, WHNT, Age, Height,Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Jerry Hayes?

American Anchor Jerry Hayes, works with WHNT News 19 where he serves the station as a co-anchor of the 4 and 6: 30 pm newscast. He has been working with the station since March 1979.

Jerry Hayes
Jerry Hayes

Jerry Hayes  Date of Birth / Age

Hayes is approximately 58 years as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.

Jerry Hayes  Height

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

Jerry Hayes’s Parents and Siblings

Hayes 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.

Jerry Hayes  Spouse /Wife

Hayes has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not he is dating private. It is therefore not known whether Hayes is married or not but the information will be updated once available.

Jerry Hayes  Kids / Children

Hayes is a proud grandfather. Details regarding Hayes’ children are not available to the public at the moment.  However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Jerry Hayes  Education

Hayes studied for his degree at Middle Tennessee State University.

Jerry Hayes  Career

Hayes is in his 43rd year at WHNT News 19. While working on his degree, he landed an internship at WTVF, the CBS affiliate in Nashville. After graduation, Jerry was hired as chief videotape editor in the News Department. In the fall of 1978, he moved to Huntsville. He was hired by WHNT as a reporter, but within a couple of weeks began producing and anchoring the weekend newscasts.

After working as 1a 0 o’clock co-anchor and then noon anchor, Jerry move to the 6 and 10 main anchor spots in November of 1983. After the tornadoes of April 27, 2011, he began anchoring a new newscast at 6:30 pm. In the fall of 2016, he wanted a change from anchoring the late newscast for more than 30 years. He now co-anchors the 4 and 6:30 newscasts on a weeknight with Christine Killimayer. Not only do they share the anchor desk, but they also sit next to each other in the newsroom! Jerry says there’s never a dull moment.

Hayes has literally been around the world gathering stories for WHNT NEWS 19. He’s reported from the White House and brought stories home from as far away as St. Petersburg, Russia. He’s interviewed celebrities like Mark Hamill and Carol Burnett. But some of his favorite memories are of interviewing and getting to know the boys in the band from Fort Payne.

Jerry was the first television reporter to interview members of the group Alabama. Jerry loves country music. After all, he’s from Nashville. And in 2008 and 2010, Jerry was invited to be a guest announcer during a live portion of the Grand Ole Opry! He was thrilled to be a part of the radio show that he listened to with his great-grandfather on Saturday nights.


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

  1. Aaron Ayers
  2. Jessica Camuto
  3. Claudia Chakamian
  4. Danielle Dozier
  5. Emileigh Forrester
  6. Jess Grotjahn
  7. Steve Johnson
  8. Hannah Jones
  9. Christine Killimayer
  10. Brian Lauson
  11. Lauren Layton
  12. Emily Moessner
  13. Madison Neal
  14. Dallas Parker
  15. Greg Screws
  16. Ben Smith
  17. Lynsey Smith
  18. Kayla Smith
  19. Kelley Smith
  20. Archie Snowden
  21. Samson Tamijani
  22. Olivia Whitmire
  23. Mariah Wiggs
  24. Addison Willmon

How Much Does Jerry Hayes Earn?

Hayes earns an annual salary that ranges from $130,000-$600,000.

How Much is Jerry Hayes Worth?

As an anchor, Hayes has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1.8 million to $5.9 million.

Jerry Hayes Awards

Hayes has been honored with numerous awards during his journalistic career. He’s a nine-time Emmy nominee and two-time winner! In 2010, he was inducted by the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle. Inductees are honored for their contributions to the television industry for 25 years or more in broadcasting.

Haye was recognized with the Associated Press Television Award for Best News Anchor in Alabama in 2005, 2006, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. He was also recognized And the Alabama Broadcasters Association presented Jerry its Abby award for News Anchor of the Year in 2008, 2011, and Come60sand d 2013. In 2012, he also won an Abby award for a feature story called “A Father’s Love”. Jerry was also honored with a Region 12 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Sports Reporting in 2013.

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