Marion Brooks Profile, Wiki, Bio
Marion Brooks is an American award-winning anchor and reporter working at NBC5 since joining the station in 1998. Before joining NBC5, she was working as a reporter at WGST.
Brooks attended Spelman College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Marion Brooks Career
Brooks serves at NBC 5 Chicago as an anchor for the NBC5 News at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each weekday and is also part of the NBC5 Investigates team of investigative reporters. Her passion for reporting and storytelling and her investigative work has been drawn to social and criminal justice issues. Brooks’ series of reports on Sex Trafficking in Chicago in 2014 has earned her several awards including a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and national recognition from the Alliance for Women in Media (Gracie).
Brooks’ career has spanned several regions and market sizes in the country. Beginning at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla., she learned the advertising side of journalism in a management training program for the New York Times Newspaper Group.
Her first job in broadcasting was in radio at WGST, a news talk station in Atlanta, in the entry-level type of job which exposed her to hard work, the long hours, and the adrenaline rushes of newsgathering. Brooks credits this experience with solidifying her desire to work as a journalist.
Brooks’ first television job took her to one of the poorest regions in the country, the Mississippi Delta. From there Brooks’ career wound through markets around the country with stops in Jacksonville, Fla., Atlanta, Ga., St. Louis, Mo., and Chicago. Brooks has covered everything from major natural disasters to politics, crime, and courts to health, consumer issues two Olympic Games, and much in between.
Quick Facts About Brooks
|Age||58 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Marion Brooks Age / How old is Marion Brooks?
Brooks was born on April 18, 1963, in the United State (she is 58 years old as of 2021). She celebrates her birthday on April 18 every year.
Marion Brooks Height / How tall is Marion Brooks?
Brooks stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.
Marion Brooks Family, parents
Brooks is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, and was raised in Portland, Oregon. Marion is the daughter of Sam Brooks and Margret Brooks. Her father is of black ethnicity while her mother is white.
Marion Brooks’s Husband, married
Brooks is married to Ruye Hawkins since March 2005. The two were back in college, where Ruye was in Morehouse College and Marion was in Spelman College the sister school of Morehouse. The couple got married after dating for a while.
Marion Brooks daughters
Brooks and his husband are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Sydney Hawkins and Brooks Hawkins who were born on 2 June 2006. Her husband is a lawyer in Orlando, Fla.
Marion Brooks Salary
Brooks earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Marion Brooks’s Net Worth
Brooks has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a news anchor and reporter.
Marion Brooks Awards
She has been honored with many awards from the following organizations:
- National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Midwest Chapter Emmy Award
- National Emmy Award
- Alliance for Women in Media (Gracie)
- Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Award, Region 7)
- Associated Press
- Illinois Broadcast Association
- National Vernon Jarrett Award, 2005 – Institute of Advanced Journalism Studies, North Carolina A&T State University
- National Mental Health Association
- Illinois Mental Health Association
- Chicago Association of Black Journalists
Marion Brooks NBC5 News
At NBC5 News Brooks works alongside;
- David Doebler – President and General Manager of NBC 5 / WMAQ
- Kate Chappell – General Assignment Reporter
- Art Norman – General Assignment Reporter
- Phil Rogers – General Assignment Reporter
- Pete Sack – Meteorologist
- Alicia Roman – Meteorologist
- Andy Avalos – Meteorologist
- Brant Miller – Weather Forecaster
- Peggy Kusinski – Sports Reporter
- Jeff Blanzy – Sports Anchor
- Mike Adamle – Sports Anchor/Reporter
- LeeAnn Trotter – Entertainment Reporter
- Kye Martin – Morning Traffic Reporter
- Lisa Parker – Consumer Investigative Reporter