Maggie Wade Profile
Maggie Wade is an American Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter currently working for WLBT-TV. She currently co-anchors the 5, 6, and 10 pm newscasts on WLBT 3 News. She began as a news reporter, children’s programming producer, weekend weather anchor, and coordinator.
Wade has served on the Jackson Chamber of Commerce Mentoring Project, the boards of Friends of Children’s Hospital at University Medical Center, The Council on Reform and Excellence for Jackson Public Schools, the Mississippi Public Education Forum, and the United Way of Central Mississippi. She was also a member of the Eudora Welty Foundation’s board of directors. In January 2008, she was chosen Chairperson of the Community Advisory Board of the National Children’s Study at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Wade gives talks to groups all across Mississippi. She is a member of several boards, including Merit Health River Oaks Hospital, Mississippi Blood Services, the Mississippi Diabetes Foundation, and the Salvation Army. She was also chosen as one of Mississippi’s representatives, as well as as an Olympic Torchbearer at the 1997 Presidential Summit.
Wade was invited to participate as the first guest co-host of the Montell Williams Show in New York City following Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. In September 2005, she made an appearance on the show. Wade spent nearly 14 years as an adjunct professor at Belhaven University – Jackson, Mississippi. Wade has been in 2 films. She spent 5 days on the set of A Time to Kill, albeit most of her scenes were cut. In the Rob Reiner film Ghosts of Mississippi, she played herself.
From prenatal until maturity, the study looked at the development, environment, and health of children in Hinds County. She was one of eleven people chosen by the National Institutes of Health to serve on the National Steering Committee for the National Children’s Study in February 2011. Wade traveled to Spain in October 2000 with other journalists for special coverage of the “Majesty of Spain” Exhibition, which was on display in Jackson from March to September 2001.
Maggie Wade Education
She graduated from Utica High School after attending Hinds County Public Schools. Wade was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities by Belhaven University in May 2017. Wade, an Emmy-nominated news anchor, was the 89th member of her family to attend Jackson State University. She switched to Mississippi College in her 2nd year to pursue a career in corporate law. But it was at Mississippi College that she discovered her radio talent. She worked for WHJT-FM, the school radio station, before being employed as a marketing researcher, a weekend news anchor, and a radio announcer at WJDX-MISS 103.
Quick Facts About Maggie Wade
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Maggie Wade Awards and Honors
Wade was named Woman of the Year by the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women in the year 2014. She has won over 500 other honors, including being named an Angel In Adoption by the United States Congress in October 2011 for her work on Wednesday’s Child. Senator Thad Cochran put her forth for the position. She was also honored in September 2001 for a story about foster children in the state who were looking for permanent homes. Congressman Ronnie Shows nominated her. Wade’s efforts for children in the state were also honored on the floor of Congress by Congressman Shows.
Wade was named Citizen of the Year by the Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers in March 2009 for her work with Wednesday’s Child. She was named Volunteer of the Year by Tougaloo College in the year 2009. Wade was also named to the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service by Governor Haley Barbour in October 2011.
Wade has also won the Salvation Army Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the Marie R. Hoerner Foundation’s Father Donald W. Lloyd Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy. Also, she was honored by Catholic Charities for her contributions.
Wade is currently a Hall of Fame member of the Mississippi Association of Public Broadcasters. She has also been honored with the Mississippi Junior Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Young Mississippian Award, the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Business Award, and the Mississippi Families for Kids’ Hall of Fame induction. She has earned the District and State Service to Mankind Awards, Tougaloo College’s Meritorious Leadership Award, the State NAACP Vernon Dahmer Award for service to children, and Alcorn State University’s Outstanding Young Woman in America Award.
Her work with Wednesday’s Child was also acknowledged by the NAACP. She received the Jackson State University(JSU) Service to Education Award, the State Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee Woman of the Year Award, and the Jackson Sales and Marketing Executives Outstanding Career Woman Award. The Jackson Music Awards also recognized her for Outstanding Community Service. Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth honored Wade with the Angel in Adoption Award.
Mississippi Families for Kids awarded Wade the “Legends for Children Award’ for her extraordinary devotion and support of Mississippi children and families. Wade was also honored by the Mississippi Brain Injury Association. The Eternity Award was given to Maggie. It is given to someone who has been a champion and advocate for Mississippi’s children, the disabled, as well as the poor. The Associated Press, the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters, and the Jackson Association of Black Journalists have all honored her efforts. She was also named Best News Anchor by the Jackson Free Press for 9 years in a row.
Wade was honored as the 2006 Mississippi Citizen of the Year by the March of Dimes. She received the Medgar Evers Humanitarian Award from the Hinds County Human Resource Agency. In the year 2005, she was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girls Scouts for her work with children. Wade was awarded the Founders’ Memorial Award by The Mississippi Religious Leadership Conference for her work with children on January 23, 2007. She was also awarded the Image Award by the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Mu Sigma Chapter for her work in the media.
She received the Howard Lett Newsperson of the Year Award and Associated Press in the year 2002. Wade was also named Best Media Personality 2007 in Mississippi Magazine’s Best of Mississippi story in the August and July issue.
Maggie Wade Age
Wade was born in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, United States. Her age is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Wade is or when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 60s.
Maggie Wade Height
Wade stands at a height of approximately 5 feet, 6 inches(1.62m).
Maggie Wade Family
Wade was brought up in a family of seven children, three boys, and four girls. Her mother was born on the 27th of June and is a heart attack survivor. She lost her father in September 2017. Information about her parents and siblings will be updated when available.
Maggie Wade Husband
Wade is in marriage with her lovely spouse Andre Dixon who she tied the knot on February 17, 1991. Her husband is a United States Navy Vet. The couple takes great pride in being “mom and dad” to their 2 adult children daughter known as Kimmie and a son called Jeremy who was born on the 29th of June. The couple also feels proud of being “grandma and grandpa” to their 1 granddaughter called Angel.
Maggie Wade Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WLBT, Wade earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Maggie Wade Net Worth
Wade has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter.
Maggie Wade WLBT
At WLBT Wade works alongside;
- Howard Ballou
- Barbie Bassett
- Patrice Clark
- Courtney Ann Jackson
- Cheryl Lasseter
- Melissa Payne
- Wilson Stribling
- Rachel Coulter
- Patrick Ellis
- Peyton Garrison
- Dave Roberts
- Lauren Hoffman
- Trey Mongrue