Galen Ettlin Profile
Galen Ettlin is an American Award-winning news anchor/reporter working for KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon. He joined KGW-TV in March 2020.
Galen Ettlin Career
Ettlin serves at KGW as the news anchor and reporter at KGW News. He grew up in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood of SE Portland and is thrilled to be back in Rose City. He went to Franklin High School and studied Mandarin Chinese. Marilyn Mi, his language teacher, urged him to seek a career in broadcast journalism.
Galen’s background includes travel, education, and work in China, where he interned for two reality TV shows and appeared as a guest star, in addition to volunteering at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland. Galen went on to win an online Japanese singing competition before becoming a judge for both that competition and Portland Teen Idol.
Galen started his first TV career as a reporter in College Station, Texas, after graduating with honors and two degrees from the University of Oregon. He then returned to the Pacific Northwest, where he worked as a newscast producer in Eugene, honing his skills. Galen’s time at KAPP/KVEW-TV in Kennewick, WA, was formative.
He rose through the ranks to become the station’s weeknight anchor and editor at 6 p.m., shooting his own stories and filling in for weather forecasts. In his first year, he won a Society of Professional Journalists award for becoming the market’s first publicly LGBTQ broadcaster to report stories of hate speech and group resilience. His series, which includes LGBTQ youth and people handing out graphic, religious flyers, has been well-received.
Galen was nominated for a national GLAAD Media Award for his series about LGBTQ youth and people sending out gritty, religious flyers – the only local journalist nominated alongside national TV networks. Galen then took a risk and moved 3,000 miles away from home to work as one of the evening anchors at WCAX, Vermont’s flagship television station.
Quick Facts About Galen Ettlin
|$1 Million – $5 Million
He spoke with prominent figures such as Senator Bernie Sanders and also conducted a Mandarin interview with a Chinese government official while he was there. In Boston, he was nominated for a regional Emmy for his coverage of mental health programs for students in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Galen Ettlin Age
Galen grew up in SE Portland in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood. His age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Ettlin is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 30s.
Galen Ettlin Height
Ettlin stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Galen Ettlin Family
Ettlin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Information regarding Ettlin’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Galen Ettlin Wife / Gay
Ettlin is openly gay. He is married to his partner Rick Morante. After dating for five years, the couple married in November 2020 in Portland in a series of LGBTQ ways.
Galen Ettlin Salary
Being one of the top reporters for KGW, Ettlin earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Galen Ettlin’s Net Worth
Ettlin has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
Galen Ettlin KGW
At KGW Ettlin works alongside;
- Tim Gordon
- Rod Hill
- Pat Dooris
- Orlando Sanchez
- Nina Mehlhaf
- Morgan Romero
- Mike Benner
- Matt Zaffino
- Maggie Vespa
- Laural Porter
- Kyle Iboshi
- Keely Chalmers
- Katherine Cook
- Joe Raineri