Who is Leah Hope?
Leah Hope is an American of African descent journalist who is working for WLS-TV as a reporter. She joined ABC 7 Eyewitness News in 1997. Further, she concentrates on special investigations and other major stories impacting the lives of people in Chicago.
Leah Hope Date of Birth / Age
Hope is approximately in her 40s as of 2022 although her exact age is not known as she has managed to keep her date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.
Leah Hope Height
Hope stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Leah Hope Parents and Siblings
Hope was born and raised in the U.S. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. Even so, her great-grandfather is John Hope who was the key African-American president of Morehouse College in Atlanta. Also, she seems to have a tight relationship with her parents as she regularly posts them on her Instagram account. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Leah Hope Spouse(Husband)
Hope exchanged vows with her husband. They reside in the Chicago region. They raise a daughter together. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.
Leah Hope Kids / Children
Hope has a daughter who was born in 2020. She is 3 years old as of 2022. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Leah Hope Education
After completing her high school education, Hope went on to join Syracuse University in New York. Later, she became its graduate with a Bachelor Of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.
Leah Hope Career
Hope works for WLS as a reporter. She joined ABC 7 Eyewitness News in 1997. Further, she concentrates on special investigations and other major stories impacting the lives of people in Chicago. Prior to WLS, she served the ABC affiliate in Portland, Oregon, KATU-TV as a weekend evening anchor and a weekly reporter.
Also, she served as a weekend evening anchor and a weekly reporter at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana. Even so, she debuted her broadcasting career while she served in Salisbury, Maryland at WBOC-TV where she worked as a general assignment reporter.
Her work in providing coverage for the issues impacting the African American community has been accoladed on both local and state levels. In 2003, she secured two awards from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). She was awarded due to her reports on a group of “Lost Boys” that were attacked by a Chicago gang and changes in the cosmetic industry that show the changing face of America.
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) rewarded her with the 2003 Russ Ewing Excellence in Journalism Award and acknowledged her with the 2004 Excellence in Enterprise Journalism Award for a series of reports on affirmative action.
To boot, she gained an Emmy award for the 30-minute primetime special, “9/11/02 The New Homeland.” Additionally, she served as a contributor to “People, Places, and Things You Should Know: Women in Science and Technology,” which got the 2001 Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television.
Moreover, she was rewarded various Peter Lisagor Awards by the Society of Professional Journalists for stories spanning from breaking news broadcast to consumer and business reporting. Also, the Chicago chapter of the Council on Islamic American Relations awarded her s with the 2007 Media Award for ethical reporting.
Furthermore, in 2013 she received the Diogenes Award for Excellence in media from the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois. Additionally, she gained an Emmy for reporting during the 2012 NATO Summit.
Further, she is a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. Else, she serves at Columbia College as a Journalism Advisory Board member. In addition, she is in multiple journalism firms counting: The investigative Reporters and Editors Association, and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Plus, American Women in Radio and Television, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Apart from journalism, she is involved in the community in the arts. Else, she is a member of the Leadership Advisory Council at the Art Institute of Chicago, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Due to her charity work, she went to Minneapolis on a bicycle to partake in the 2001 Chicago AIDS Ride. In addition, she has partaken in various breast cancer awareness crusades to boost early detection.
Leah Hope ABC 7 Chicago
Hope works with ABC 7 Chicago where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Ravi Baichwal
- Karen Jordan
- Phil Schwarz
- Ryan Chiaverini
- Samantha Chatman
- Chuck Goudie
- Greg Dutra
- Larry Mowry
- Mark Rivera
- Dionne Miller
- Val Warner
How Much Does Leah Hope Earn?
Hope approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Leah Hope Worth?
As a reporter, Hope has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.