Dina Bair Biography
Dina Bair is an American Emmy award-winning journalist working for WGN as a Midday Anchor. Bair is the medical reporter for the ”Medical Watch”on WGN Midday News, WGN News at Nine, and WGN Evening News. She joined the station in September 1994 as a full-time general assignment reporter.
Dina Bair Education
Bair is originally from the East Coast. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston where she received her B.S. in Radio-TV-Film.
Dina Bair Career
Bair is WGN Midday Anchor. Bair had worked with different networks before joining WGN in September 1994. She worked at CLTV in Oak Brook where she was an anchor and reporter prior to joining WGN-TV. She had previously worked with WHOI-TV as a producer, actor, and reporter. She as well worked at WMAQ-TV in Chicago as a field producer.
Bair has also managed to get several awards. She is a nine-time Emmy Award winner, multiple Associated Press awards, and a Peter Lisagor Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Bair was named a Fellow by the National Press Foundation for the “Cancer Issues” seminar which was in Washington, D.C
Bair reported inside the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Memorial Hospital for a whole month. Bair’s documentary and news series, “Intensive Caring,” which talked about cutting-edge medical treatments and life-and-death decisions won awards for its news and documentary coverage.
Apart from her journalism career, Bair also leads a media running team dedicated to raising funds for charity and the less fortunate. Bair is involved with other organizations and foundations that aim at helping victims of sex trafficking, and so much more. She enjoys boxing, lifting weights, competitive ballroom dancing, and running.
Quick Facts About Bair
|Age||54 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Dina Bair Age
Bair was born on July 5, 1967, in the United States. She is 54 years old as of 2021.
Dina Bair Height
Bair stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Dina Bair Family
Bair’s father, John Short, was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer in January 2020. Her father took his last breath on September 12, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. Dina took an oath to start supporting those with Cancer. She has not disclosed any information about her mother or siblings.
Dina Bair Husband
Bair married John Maher in July 2016 at Promontory Point. John has four kids from his previous marriage so is Bair. This is her second marriage. The information about Dina and John’s first marriage is not disclosed to the public. During her free time, she enjoys lifting weights, running, boxing, and competitive ballroom dancing.
Dina Bair Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WGN, Bair earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Dina Bair Net Worth
Bair has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist.
Dina Bair Cancer
Bair is a Cancer Survivor. She was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 21 while she was in college. At the age of 39, she was diagnosed with melanoma in her breast. She underwent surgery and removed a golf ball–size mass where the melanoma had invaded her breast. Bair is a founding Board member of the breast cancer charity One in a Million: Dancing With Chicago Celebrities.