Lauren Jiggetts Bio, WGN, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Lauren Jiggetts?

Lauren Jiggetts is an American journalist of African descent who is working for WGN-TV as a co-anchor of the 4 and 5 a.m. newscasts. She joined the station on July 10, 2017.

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Lauren Jiggetts Date of Birth / Age

Jiggetts was born on August 13th, 1981. As of 2022, she is 41 years old.

Lauren Jiggetts Height

Jiggetts stands at a height of approximately 6 feet and 1 inch tall.

Lauren Jiggetts Parents and Siblings

Jiggetts was raised in north suburban Long Grove by her parents, Dan and Karen Jiggetts. Born on March 10th, 1954, her father is a retired American football offensive lineman. Further, he served as a Chicago Bears offensive tackle and a sportscaster. Dan was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Long Island. For his education, he studied at Westhampton Beach High School and earned a Rotary scholarship for college.

Also, he was voted class president during his four years of high school and gained eleven varsity letters in three different sports. Moreover, he was dubbed a high school All-American defensive end, and won the New York state regional championships in both the discus and shot put. Later, he went on to study at Havard so that he could keep a promise he made to his mother who passed away four days succeeding his graduation.

Also, he got drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 1976 NFL Draft. Throughout his career as a sportscaster and an offensive linesman, he has amassed numerous accolades and recognitions. In addition, he serves as a host on multiple programs on NBC Sports Chicago. On the other hand, her mom, Karen served as a high-school swimmer.

Further, she was born on January 22nd, 1955, and is 67 years old as of 2022. Plus, she has a degree in exercise physiology. The couple exchanged vows on May 2nd, 1981. As of 2022, the couple celebrated their 41st anniversary together. The couple has two daughters together, Jiggetts and her sister, Kristian. Kristian has two sons with her husband. Else, she finished her breast cancer radiation on February 6th. And, had her second breast cancer surgery in 2021.

“Celebrating my mom’s birthday and end of breast cancer radiation!🎉 Gilt Bar and Elton John Farewell Tour with my mom..” Jiggetts posted on her Instagram account. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Lauren Jiggetts Spouse(Husband)

Jiggetts exchanged vows with her husband, Patrick Brian Donovan in August 2009  at the Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook, Ill. As of 2022, the couple celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary together. The couple met at Harvard. Donovan serves as a research analyst at Pyramis Global Advisors, a unit of Fidelity Investments, in Smithfield.

Additionally, he makes stock recommendations on companies in the energy sector. Also, he was born on December 5th, 1980, and will be 42 years old as of 2022. Further, he is the son of Maureen A. Donovan of North Easton, Mass., and Patrick J. Donovan of Brockton, Mass. Mr. Patrick serves as an independent insurance adjuster. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.

Lauren Jiggetts Kids / Children

Jiggetts has two sons with her husband. LJ was born on November 6th, 2015, and will be 7 years old as of 2022. Teddy was born in December 2018 and will be 4 years old as of 2022. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Lauren Jiggetts Education

After completing her high school education at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Jiggetts went on to attend Havard University. Later, she became itsCum Laude graduate

Lauren Jiggetts Career

Jiggetts works for WGN as a co-anchor of the 4 and 5 a.m. newscasts. She joined the station on July 10, 2017. Before this, she served NBC 5 in Chicago for 10 years. While there, she served in various positions such as the weekend news anchor. Also, she served Channel One News in L.A. and the CW affiliate in Boston. Moreover, while she was still pursuing her undergraduate studies, she served WFLD-TV and CLTV as an intern.

Additionally, she gained a state and regional Emmy in 2011 for her addition to the station’s broadcast of the Burr Oak Cemetery Scandal. Furthermore, she has received several local Emmys. In 2015, she earned the Irv Kupcinet Media Award at the 41st Annual Ed Kelly Foundation Gala.


Jiggetts works with WGN where she serves alongside her 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 Lauren Jiggetts Earn?

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

How Much is Lauren Jiggetts Worth?

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

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