Who is Micah Materre?
Micah Materre is an American journalist of African descent who is working for WGN-TV as an anchor of the WGN Evening News at Five and Six and the WGN News at Nine and Ten since 2009. Prior to anchoring WGN News at Nine in 2009, she served as a co-anchor of WGN Midday News from January 2003 to October 2009. She joined the station in January 1998. Upon joining the station, she initially served as a co-anchor of WGN Morning News and as a medical reporter. Further, she has served the station for more than 2 decades.
Micah Materre Date of Birth / Age
Materre was born on November 9th, 1962. She will be 60 years old as of November 2022.
Micah Materre Height
Materre stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Micah Materre Parents and Siblings
Materre was born and raised in Chicago. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. Even so, her father, Louis Francis Materre served in the army during the Korean War.
Further, he was drafted into the army in 1952, he was honorably discharged in 1954. Moreover, he gained the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars. For his education, he attended Englewood High School and attended Chicago Teacher’s College.
Francis along with his siblings opened The Materre Bros. Paint & Wallpaper Co., which operated from 1954 to 1983. Additionally, the siblings generated a Little League baseball club, the Materre Brothers Blue Jays. And, sponsored a black ski club, the Ski Twisters, and founded a youth golf club, First Tee. In addition, The golf club was registered with the national Professional Golfers’ Association and was active for over 50 years.
Ultimately, Francis left the family business and opened his own paint store. In the late 1960s, he left the business for a job with Metropolitan Life Insurance. Later, he debuted his own firm from his home. The firm later expanded to three locations before his retirement in 1988.
During his retirement, he indulged his love of jazz, golf, and traveling and spent winters at his Vegas home. Unfortunately, he passed away on April 13th, 2018 at the age of 91. Her mom is named Vera Jeanne Bradley. Else, she served as a school administrator. The couple exchanged vows in 1960. Further, they were married for over 5 decades.
The couple has 4 kids together counting Materre Louis Materre Jr., Daryl F. Materre, and Gloria L. Materre. Also, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Micah Materre Spouse(Husband)
Materre exchanged vows with her husband Kelvin Michael Jackson in June 1995. Michael was born to Thomas and Leola Jackson of Detroit. As of 2022, they celebrated their 27th anniversary together. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.
Micah Materre Kids / Children
Materre has a daughter who was born on July 11th, 2003. She is 19 years old as of 2022. Also, she has a son. Even so, she manages to keep information regarding her kids away from the public. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Micah Materre Education
After completing her high school education, Materre went on to attend
Micah Materre Career
Materre works for WGN as an anchor of the WGN Evening News at Five and Six and the WGN News at Nine and Ten since 2009. Prior to anchoring WGN News at Nine in 2009, she served as a co-anchor of WGN Midday News from January 2003 to October 2009. She joined the station in January 1998. Upon joining the station, she initially served as a co-anchor of WGN Morning News and as a medical reporter.
Further, she has served the station for more than 2 decades. During her quarter-century with the station, she has anchored all of the newscasts at WGN and broadcasted entertainment news and special assignment stories. For instance, she reported the memorable inauguration of America’s first black President. Additionally, she serves as a reporter and co-producer of the “Chicago’s Very Own” bi-weekly beat for WGN News.
Also, she serves as a host of WGN’s public affairs show, “People to People.” In addition, she served in Detroit at WJBK-TV as the main anchor and general assignment reporter. While in Detroit, her work accumulated many awards and accolades. For instance, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters awarded her an Emmy award.
Before that, she served in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at KCRG-TV9 as a general assignment reporter and a weekend anchor. Nonetheless, her broadcasting career debuted in 1983 when she served the NPR affiliate, WBEZ radio in Chicago. For four years, she served as the station’s producer and reporter. Furthermore, she served as an educator when she served at Columbia College as a radio production teacher.
Else, she has over 3 decades experience of serving as a broadcaster and a journalist. In 2014, she gained a Chicago/Midwest Emmy. And, Barnes and Thornburg LLP honored her as a diversity trailblazer. Over the years, she has been featured in multiple national and local publications. For instance, Michigan Avenue Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Glamour, Ebony, Good Housekeeping, Today’s Chicago Woman, “Who’s Who” in Black Chicago, and RedEye.
Further, she serves as a commentator, MC, and honorary chairperson to various community and civic organizations all over Chicago. Moreover, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Children’s Choir. Also, she serves on Tutoring Chicago’s Advisory Board. Additionally, she is a member of civic organizations like the National Association of Black Journalists, Links, Incorporated, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Materre works with WGN where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Dina Bair
- Robin Baumgarten
- Tahman Bradley
- Ben Bradley
- Ray Cortopassi
- Lourdes Duarte
- Demetrius Ivory
- Mike Janssen
- Lauren Jiggetts
- Sarah Jindra
- Morgan Kolkmeyer
- Paul Konrad
- Sean Lewis
How Much Does Micah Materre Earn?
Materre approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Micah Materre Worth?
As an anchor, Materre has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
Micah Materre Weight Loss
No information regarding Materre’s weight has been made public. Even so, if she has lost weight it might have been as a result of exercises that she does or partakes in to keep fit. However, we will update this information once available to the public.