Merris Badcock Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, WKMG, Salary, and Net Worth

Merris Badcock is an American Reporter/Anchor known for working for WKMG News 6 serving the station as an Investigative Reporter.

Merris Badcock Profile

Merris Badcock is an American Reporter/Anchor known for working for WKMG News 6 serving the station as an Investigative Reporter. She worked for the station between October 2020 and December 2022. At the moment, she serves as a Freelance Broadcast Investigative Reporter in Florida but she is currently on pause. She took the decision to work freelance in the month of January 2023.

Merris Badcock Education

She attended All Saints Academy where she studied between 2003 and 2007. There, she was a member of Operation Smile where she also served as the President between 2006 and 2007. In addition to this, she served the society as a Secretary between 2005 and 2006. While she was a member of Operation Smile, she had the privilege of traveling to Kisumu, Kenya on a 2-week medical mission trip in November 2006.

Merris Badcock Photo
Merris Badcock Photo

Later on, she joined Florida State University where she studied between 2007 and 2011. There, she was privileged to receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, Media Production, English, and Creative Writing.

While there, she was a member of Wounded Warriors, Phi Mu, Beyond Borders – Costa Rica, Study Abroad Program – Italy, and Order of Omega. Asides from this, she was a member of Honors College, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Golden Key Honor Society, the Advertising Club, the Film Club, and Phi Beta Sigma.

Merris Badcock Career

Badcock works as a Freelance Investigative Reporter in Florida, United States. Prior to this, she was working for WKMG News serving as an Investigative Reporter. Previously she also worked for WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida Area serving the team as a Contact 5 Investigative Reporter. She undertook this role between July 2017 and July 2020.

Badcock specializes in crime investigations and her focus is on telling stories that will change her viewer’s life and the community for the better. She has also previously worked for WTKR/WGNT, the CBS/CW affiliate station in Norfolk, Virginia. After this, she went on to become one of the station’s lead investigative reporters.

Badcock’s work uncovered the shady history of an accused serial killer and the joint state and FBI investigation into her past. Asides from this, her investigations into teacher salary discrepancies secured raises for teachers in districts that originally wanted to take away salary bumps.

Asides from her role as an Investigative Reporter, she was also serving as a general assignments reporter. This was while actively covering breaking news, jailhouse interviews, high-profile court cases, and going 0 – 165 miles per hour in two seconds while visiting one of the most dangerous environments in the world: the flight deck of an active Navy aircraft carrier.

She began her broadcasting career working for WDMV in Maryland. Her investigations into the heroin epidemic inspired the formation of several regional coalitions across the four-state coverage area. It also inspired the beginnings of a government-sponsored recovery center in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

She not only covered drugs as one of her stories brought her inside the White House in order to cover President Obama’s Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony. She states that one of the coolest experiences she had, while she was a rookie reporter, was going live from the North White House lawn. During her time at WDVM News, she was also serving as the primary fill-in anchor for all newscasts.

A Central Florida native, Merris grew up with lots of pets, including a potbelly pig named Rambo and a herd of goats named after fruits and vegetables. She is an honors graduate of Florida State University, and during her time in Tallahassee, found her love for broadcasting reporting for Seminole Sports Magazine and SunSports (now Fox Sports Florida).

Badcock is a proud member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and RTDNA. For her it is hard to pull her away from work, however, away from work, she enjoys working out, traveling to new places, cheering on the Florida State Seminoles, trying new restaurants, and visiting the beautiful South Florida beaches.

Merris Badcock Age

Badcock was born on the 23rd of February 1990 in the United States. This is evidenced by a post she shared on her Instagram Account on the 23rd of February 2021 stating that she was looking back at her 31st birthday and was privileged to be starting a whole new year. She is, therefore, 33 years old as of 2023.

Merris Badcock Height

She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Merris Badcock Family

Being a Central Florida native, she was raised with lots of pets which include her potbelly pig named Rambo and a herd of goats named after fruits and vegetables. She, however, manages to keep more information regarding her family away from the limelight. We will update this information once more information is available to the public.

Merris Badcock Husband

Badcock is married to her husband who she manages to keep information about away from the limelight, She, however, posted a photo with him on her Instagram Account on the 22nd of August 2022. Then she stated that they had made some co-memories on their first trip to Maine.

Merris Badcock Salary

As a Freelance Reporter, Merris earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000. 

Merris Badcock Net Worth

Badcock has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Reporter/Anchor.

Merris Badcock WKMG

Badcock worked at WKMG where she worked alongside other famousĀ WKMG anchors and reporters including;

  1. Ezzy Castro
  2. Lauren Cervantes
  3. Brian Didlake
  4. Mark Lehman
  5. Crystal Moyer
  6. Molly Reed
  7. Treasure Roberts
  8. James Sparvero
  9. Tom Sorrells
  10. Troy Bridges
  11. Candace Campos
  12. Jonathan Kegges
  13. Ryan Welch
  14. Nathaniel Rivas
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