Cheryl Burton Profile
Cheryl Burton is an American 13-time Emmy Award-winning anchor/reporter working for ABC 7 Chicago. She joined ABC 7 Chicago in 1992 as a weekend co-anchor and reporter.
Cheryl Burton Education
Burton attended and graduated from Chicago’s Robert Lindbloom High School. In April 2007, he was the first alumnus to be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. degree in Psychology and Biology. While at the University of Illinois, Burton was a member of the Marching Illini, one of the nation’s premier college marching bands, and had the chance to march in the Rose Bowl and the Liberty Bowl.
Cheryl Burton Career
Burton anchors the ABC 7 Eyewitness News at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. alongside Alan Krashesky. In June 2018 she was promoted from contributing anchor to anchor of the station’s 10 PM newscast. Prior to joining ABC 7 Chicago, Cheryl was a weeknight anchor for the 6 pm news at KWCH-TV in Wichita, Kansas. While at KWCH-TV, Burton was recognized for her role in a campaign that was instrumental in reducing the number of low birth-weight babies and infant deaths. Additionally, she hosted the talk show “Viewpoint” from 1990 to 92.
Burton also served as a general assignment reporter for WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois in 1990. Burton started her broadcasting career in 1989 at Chicago’s WGN-TV as co-anchor of the nationally syndicated weekly series “MBR: The Minority Business Report.”Throughout her career, she has also received many honors including several Emmy Awards.
Burton is also very active in the Chicago community and offers much of her time to non-profit groups and charities. She also serves as a motivational speaker for the Chicago Public Schools and volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club of America. Burton serves on the boards of the Life with Lupus Guild, City Year, and the Multicultural Dance Center. She as well participates in the Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s fashion show.
She is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Chicago Association of Black Journalists. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
Quick Facts About Cheryl Burton
|Age||59 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 million – $5 Million|
Cheryl Burton Age
Burton was born on December 25, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois, United States (she is 59 years old as of 2021.) She celebrates her birthday on the 25th of December every year.
Cheryl Burton height
Burton stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Cheryl Burton Family|parents
Burton is the daughter of Lillian Burton who was an interior designer and her father an advocate consultant named Neil Peter Burton, she was raised in Chicago and raised in a Christian religious family. Additionally, she also was brought up alongside her three brothers and two sisters.
Burton is presently a divorced and single woman. She was married to ABC 7 sports reporter Jim Rose, they tied the knot in the year 1986 and later got divorced in 1995. Burton is currently single and lives in Chicago.
Cheryl Burton Salary
Being one of the top anchors/reporters for ABC 7 Chicago, Burton earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Cheryl Burton’s Net Worth
Burton has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an anchor/reporter.
what is Cheryl Burton’s nationality | Ethnicity
Burton was born and raised in the USA and hence holds American nationality by birth. She is of white ethnicity and race and was raised and is still a Christian.