Willard Shepard Bio, WTVJ-NBC 6, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Willard Shepard?

Willard Shepard is an American of African descent journalist,  attorney, and Gulf War fighter pilot who is working for WTVJ-TV as an anchor at 5 and 5:30 p.m. and on the weekend editions of the NBC 6 News. Also, he serves as an investigative reporter. He joined the NBC 6 News team in 

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Willard Shepard Date of Birth / Age

Shepard is approximately in his 50s 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.

Willard Shepard Height

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

Willard Shepard Parents and Siblings

Shepard was born and raised in the U.S. He 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.

Willard Shepard Spouse(Wife)

Shepard exchanged vows with his wife, Tainna. The couple has two daughters together. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.

Willard Shepard Kids / Children

Shepherd has two kids with his wife; Gianmarco and Francesca. Even so, information on his children is not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Willard Shepard Education

After completing his high school education, Shepard attended f the Florida International University College of Law. Later, he became its graduate and attained his degree from the college. Additionally, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and became its Cum Laude graduate with a bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Theater. Further, he is a renowned graduate of the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School in San Antonio, Texas. Else, he is a finalist for the prestigious White House Fellowship program.

Willard Shepard Career

Shepard works for WTVJ as an anchor at 5 and 5:30 p.m. and on the weekend editions of NBC 6 News. Also, he serves as an investigative reporter. He joined the NBC 6 News team in 1994.

Further, he utilizes his legal skills to generate broadcasts on police amends, law enforcement policies, and procedures—a focus before and after the death of George Floyd. Moreover, his consumer investigations exposed fraud and uncovered gradual innovations in private business and government.

Also, his reports show families how to mind their day-to-day home, travels, finances, home, credit, and health through the Corona Virus pandemic. During the 2020 Presidential campaign, he conveyed the views of the candidates for the White House and produced discerning reports on the legal challenges that succeeded.

Else, he is a member of the Florida Bar. A specialist in aviation and the military, he utilizes his combat experience to navigate the audience through the ongoing terrorist threats abroad and at home. Additionally, he offers the public an inside look at the federal, state, and local endeavors to defend America.

In addition, he gained an Emmy award for his work expounding on anti-terror struggles underwater to safeguard cruise ships and ports. Throughout the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, his military history produced a detailed viewpoint on the combat area.

Furthermore, he broadcasted military disputes in Bosnia and Kosovo. And, managed viewers during the reappearance of Boeing’s 737 Max to service following two lethal accidents. Prior to serving WTVJ, he served the CBS affiliate WJW-TV in Cleveland, Ohio as an anchor and a special projects reporter.

While there, he anchored the morning news and gained an Emmy Award for his news series “The State of Black Cleveland.” Also, he was praised for his reporting by the Aviation and Space Writers Association, Associated Press, and United Press International.

Shepherd served as a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force and Reserve. His A-10 squadron was the key Air Force Reserve Fighter unit to go into combat. Through the  Gulf War, he flew 52 combat sorties over Iraq and Kuwait. Additionally, he was rewarded with six Air Medals for his support of Coalition Army Ground Forces.

Further, he flew missions over Bosnia for NATO. Moreover, he was the initial Air Force pilot to fly the Soviet Mig-29 fighter. While serving as a staff officer, he analyzed air operations programs at U.S. Southern Command.

Plus, he serves the Air Force Reserve by helping high school students gain ROTC scholarships and appointments to the USAF Academy. Moreover, he flies search and rescue missions for the USAF Civil Air Patrol.

Else, he has flown numerous sorties in the USAF CAP program thus showcasing middle and high school students aviation opportunities in the USAF and beyond. Actively, he is involved with the community. Furthermore, he serves alongside the Miami-Dade County School Board’s “5,000 Role Models” program where he teaches middle and high school students the values needed to succeed.

Willard Shepard NBC 6

Shepard works with NBC 6 where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Phil Prazan
  2. Willard Shepard
  3. Alina Machado
  4. Kris Anderson
  5. Constance Jones
  6. Trina Robinson
  7. Roxanne Vargas
  8. Sheli Muñiz

How Much Does Willard Shepard Earn?

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

How Much is Willard Shepard Worth?

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

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