Bobbie Wygant Profile
Bobbie Wygant is an American Entertainment reporter and Critic working for NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. She joined NBC 5 two weeks before the station went on the air as WBAP-TV.
Bobbie Wygant Career
Wygant is an Entertainment Reporter as well as Critic who holds a degree in broadcasting and psychology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She also performed game shows, as well as commercials, and produced and hosted a live talk show for 16 years in her early years. Furthermore, she is also recognized for her celebrity interviews with everybody from Bob Hope to Bradley Cooper.
Wygant was also the first lady in the Southwest to host a general interest talk show as well as the first broadcaster in the Southwest to present theater and movie reviews on television. Additionally, she also received the “Critic’s Critic Award” from her peer group the National Broadcast Film Critics Association in Los Angeles in 2000. She also received a National Emmy in Houston making her the 17th American broadcaster to be elected into its prestigious Gold Circle for 50 years of broadcasting achievement in 2004.
She also wrote her memoir Talking to the Stars in 2018: She has worked for Seventy Years on Television. Nov. 22, 1963, was her most challenging on-air experience when her 30-minute talk show was disrupted six or seven times with bulletins about the John F. Kennedy assassination. Following each announcement she was given the order to “pick up where she detonated.”
Bobbie Wygant Age
Wygant was born on November 22, 1926, in Lafayette, Indiana, United States (she is 95 years old as of 2021.) She therefore, celebrates her birthday on 22nd November every year.
Bobbie Wygant Height
Wygant stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 3 inches.
Bobbie Wygant Family
Information regarding Wygant’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Bobbie Wygant Husband
Bobbie was married to Phil Wygant from June 1947 till the time of his death in 1986. Her husband was a long-time program director at WBAP-TV. The cause of his death was however not revealed. Furthermore, the couple did not have any children.
Bobbie Wygant Salary
Being the Entertainment Reporter for NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, there is no doubt Wygant earns a good salary. However, the exact amount of money Wygant receives has not yet been disclosed.
Bobbie Wygant’s Net Worth
Wygant has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Entertainment Reporter.
Bobbie Wygant NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
At NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Wygant works alongside;
- Rick Mitchell– Chief Meteorologist
- Brian Curtis – Co-anchor
- Kristi Nelson – Reporter/Anchor
- Grant Johnston – Meteorologist
- Julie Fine – political journalist
- Wayne Carter – Special Assignment Reporter
- Keisha Burns – Weather Anchor/reporter
- Candace Sweat – Reporter
- Ben Russell – Reporter
- Ken Kalthoff – Reporter
- Meredith Land – Anchor
- Samantha Davies – Meteorologist/Traffic Reporter
- Laura Harris – Journalist
- Newy Scruggs – Sportscaster