Rachel McNeill Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, 12 News, Salary and Net Worth

Rachel McNeill is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist working for 12News serving as a fill-in anchor. She joined 12 News in April 2019.

Rachel McNeill Profile

Rachel McNeill is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist working for 12News serving as a fill-in anchor. She joined 12 News in April 2019.

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Rachel McNeill Career

McNeill serves as a fill-in anchor at 12News. Prior to this position, she served as an anchor of Today in AZ weekday mornings from 4:30 – 7 a.m. and contributes across all 12 News shows and platforms. She joined Team 12 from KPRC 2, the Houston NBC affiliate, where she anchored and reported for over 17 years. Earlier in her career, she worked at stations in New Orleans, Louisiana, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Midland, Texas. A proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, McNeill earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism.

McNeill was a news anchor for KPRC, but she left the station. She has extensive experience as an anchor and reporter in producing live stories, breaking news coverage, and developing unique medical reports. McNeill anchors Today in Arizona weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m., hosts the Today in Arizona Facebook Live After Show at 7:30 a.m., and contributes to all 12 News shows and platforms. Rachel began working for 12 News in April 2019.

McNeill, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, joined Team 12 from KPRC 2, the Houston NBC affiliate, where she had been anchoring and reporting for over 17 years. She previously worked at radio stations in New Orleans, Louisiana, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Midland, Texas. In October 1995, Mcneill began her career as a reporter on the news channel KMID-TV Big 2 News. She had many ideas for telecasting breaking news while working there. Mcneill later joined another news channel, KEWS-TV, in October 1996. She was there for almost a year before leaving in June 1997.

Rachel then worked as a reporter for WLFL-TV for two years. She joined WML-TV in 1999 and worked as a weekend anchor for nearly two years. She covered former Governor Edwin Edwards’ federal trial at WML-TV, as well as issues with the New Orleans school system and Gulf Coast hurricanes.

Rachel McNeill Age

McNeill is 47 years old as of 2021. She was born on October 22, 1974, in Jamaica. She celebrates her birthday on October 22 every year.

Quick Facts About Rachel McNeill

Full Name Rachel McNeill
Age 47 years old as of 2021
Nationality American
Spouse Dr. Wayne Franklin
Net Worth $1 Million – $5 Million

Rachel McNeill Height

McNeill stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Rachel McNeill Family

Information regarding McNeill’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Rachel McNeill Husband

McNeill is a married woman. She is married to Dr. Wayne Franklin, the co-director of the Heart Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The couple has two sons, Hudson Franklin and Lionel Franklin in Arizona.

Rachel McNeill Salary

Being one of the top journalists for 12 News, McNeill earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Rachel McNeill’s Net Worth

McNeill has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a news anchor.

Rachel McNeill Leaving|Steppimg down

In March 2022, McNeill announced that she would be stepping down from 12NEWS Phoenix morning duties. However, McNeill will still be at 12News as a fill-in anchor and for other events. She said she needed time to focus on her family including her two sons. She publicized the information on her Instagram page stating;

“LIFE CHANGE ALERT Like so many of you, the last two years have really put life into perspective. I won’t bury the lede. I’ve decided to move from Mon-Fri Morning News Anchor @12newsaz #TodayinAZ to Contributing Anchor.

After 27yrs in TV, the time has come to reprioritize and embrace family time, fully rested. I’m ready to celebrate the summers while my boys are still at home. Ready to be more present and alert. That means goodbye to that 2:30 am

While I will no longer be on morning news full time, you can still catch me on 12 News for special events, projects, and just helping out so my friends can enjoy their vacations.

It’s the best of both worlds – I can focus on family and still be engaged with the only career I’ve ever wanted.

A special thank you to my bosses and coworkers at 12 News who have been so supportive and understanding of my decision. Thank you to my husband @drwaynejay and sons for their love and encouragement. Let’s just hope they’re ready to see a whole lot more of me fully awake! The link to my full on-air announcement is in my bio. XOXO”

Rachel McNeill 12 News

At 12 News McNeill works alongside;

  1. Alexa Block
  2. Hunter Bassler
  3. Jan D’Atri
  4. Destry Jetton
  5. Chierstin Susel
  6. Vanessa Ramirez
  7. Kristen Keogh
  8. Jamie Kagol
  9. Cameron Cox
  10. Matt Yurus
  11. Trisha Hendricks
  12. Brahm Resnik
  13. Mark Curtis
  14. Jessica Suerth

 

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