Christy McDonald Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, WDIV, Salary, and Net Worth

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Christy McDonald Photo

Christy McDonald Profile

Christy McDonald is an American Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter working for WDIV in Detroit, Michigan serving as an anchor. She has been working for the station since August 2022 after working for WTVS Detroit PBS One Detroit.

Christy McDonald Career

McDonald is a reporter and anchor working at WDIV in Detroit, Michigan. She has covered news in Detroit and Michigan for 25 years. Prior to joining the WDIV News team, she worked for WTVS Detroit PBS One Detroit as a managing editor and anchor for nearly 11 years. In 2011, she created the station’s weekly flagship politics/news show “MiWeek,” which evolved into “One Detroit” in 2017. Additionally, she helped create and anchor “One Detroit: Arts & Culture,” a second weekly program devoted to the arts.

Christy McDonald Photo
Christy McDonald Photo

She appeared multiple times on CNN and the PBS NewsHour reporting on Michigan politics and Detroit’s financial crisis. In addition to that, she anchored special coverage for DPTV including the Mackinac Policy Conference, live news events, and documentaries. A sought-after moderator, she led lively discussions at the BLM’s CEO Summit, International Women’s Day events, Mackinac Policy Conference, Detroit Policy Conference, and Detroit Economic Club, among others.

In 2014 and 2018, she co-moderated Gubernatorial debates. Furthermore, she appeared as a featured guest on the syndicated radio show “Remarkable Women” and WJR’s “Anything is Possible.” Her career also helped her to work at WDET public radio as a guest host/panelist. From September 2000 to December 2010, she worked for WXYZ-TV in Southfield, Michigan as a reporter and anchor.

As for her education, McDonald graduated from Troy High School and is a proud graduate of Michigan State University at James Madison College. She joined the school in 1994 to further her education. After completing her studies there, she attained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Philosophy.

Christy McDonald Age

McDonald’s age is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life private. It is therefore not known how old she is or when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 40s.

Christy McDonald Height

McDonald stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Christy McDonald Family

McDonald was born and raised in Troy, Michigan. Information regarding her parents and siblings is under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Christy McDonald Husband

McDonald was married to Jamie but died of colorectal cancer in August 2020. The couple had three kids Caroline Samuelsen, Josh Samuelsen, and Catherine Samuelsen, and the family resides in Troy, Michigan. She has not disclosed the name of her husband or children. During her free time, she loves listening to podcasts about resilience and vulnerability and likes cheering from the sidelines watching her youngest daughter’s volleyball games, her son’s tennis & baseball games, and her daughter’s marching band. Furthermore, she has a dog named Tate.

McDonald’s Husband’s Cancer

Samuelsen was a radio personality, he was a fixture in the world of Detroit sports for over two decades. He was a co-host and leading sports voice in Detroit of the “Jamie and Wojo Show” that airs weekdays at 6 p.m. on 97.1. In 1997, he was part of an operation that raffled Detriot sports team feathers. He also worked for WJBK (Fox 2) TV’s Football Sunday show that analyzes the Detroit Lions on game day. Unfortunately, she lost her husband to colorectal cancer in August 2020.

Christy McDonald Salary

Being one of the top reporters and anchors for WDIV, McDonald earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000. 

Christy McDonald Net Worth

McDonald has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a reporter and anchor.

Christy McDonald WDIV

McDonald works at WDIV where she works alongside other famous WDIV anchors and reporters including;

  1. Will Jones
  2. Christy McDonald
  3. Pamela Osborne
  4. Kim Adams
  5. Ashlee Baracy
  6. Ron Hilliard
  7. Bryan Schuerman

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