Sam Ford Bio, WJLA, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Sam Ford?

Sam Ford is an American of African descent journalist who is working for WJLA -TV as a general assignment reporter for ABC7 and WJLA 24/7. Also, he is the DC Bureau Chief ABC7 and WJLA 24/7. Further, he joined the station in 1987.

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Sam Ford Date of Birth / Age

Ford was born in May 1953. He is 68 years old as of 2022.

Sam Ford Height

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

Sam Ford Parents and Siblings

Ford was raised in Coffeyville, Kansas. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. Even so, we know that he has a sister named Alexandria Black and Vetta Ford who is a social worker.

Further, he has 3 brothers who are aged between 65 to 76 years old. Also, his children are members of the Cherokee nation. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Sam Ford Spouse(Wife)

Ford exchanged vows with Gloria Murry in 1981.Unfortunately, his wife passed away in 2021 at the age of 68.The couple had a son and a daughter together.  the information will be updated once available.

Sam Ford Kids / Children

Ford has a son and a daughter; Murry and Gina. Murry is a hospital executive in Atlanta, Georgia professionally while Gina is a strategic communications specialist professionally. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Sam Ford Education

In 1970 Ford attended the University of Kansas William Allen White Journalism School in 1971 and became its graduate in 1974 with a Bachelor Of Science degree in journalism. Further, in 1974 he joined the University of Minnesota and did his graduate studies in journalism till 1976.

Sam Ford Career

Ford works for WJLA as a s a general assignment reporter for ABC7 and WJLA 24/7. Also, he is the DC Bureau Chief ABC7 and WJLA 24/7. Further, he joined the station in 1987. He has been a journalist for 45 years and has served the station for 35 years and counting.

While working for WJLA, his chief focus has been in the District of Columbia government, life and crime. Prior to working for WJLA, he served as a correspondent for

the National Association of Black Journalists.

Throughout his career he has gained various awards such as Associate Press awards, New York, Edward R Murrow and several regional Emmys. Also, he has broadcasted news such as the crack house the White House.

Further, he has a passion for history especially Black history. Additionally, he was able to track some of his lineage to slaves possessed by American Indians in Oklahoma.

In addition, he discovered that his father’s ancestors likely came from Nigeria. He got this information by the recent method of tracking roots through DNA. Further, Ford has traveled to Nigeria twice in search of  more clues on his ancestry.

On a side note, he is an active member of the historic Ebenezer United Methodist Church on Capitol Hill. Also, he is a trustee, an occasional organist for Sunday morning worship services and a member of the historical committee.

How Much Does Sam Ford Earn?

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

How Much is Sam Ford Worth?

As a reporter, Ford has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

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