Reed Cowan Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, KPIX 5, Salary, and Net Worth

Reed Cowan Profile

Reed Cowan is an American award-winning anchor and director working at KPIX5 serving as the 3 p.m. anchor. He joined KPIX in 2022. 

Reed Cowan Career

Cowan serves as the 3 p.m. anchor at KPIX5. In addition to these roles at the station, he is also a director who directed The Other Side of the Lens in 2009. He began his journalism career at KNEU Radio in Roosevelt, Utah where he served as a radio disc jockey. In addition to that, he spent some time working part-time at Fox’s KSTU in Salt Lake City, Utah where he served as an on-air reporter.

Elizabeth Cook Photo
Elizabeth Cook Photo

Cowan, later on, started working at KBAK-TV in Bakersfield, California where he served as an anchor. He also served as an anchor at WWTV based in Cadillac, Michigan. He left the station and joined KSL-TV in Salt Lake City where he served as the weekend morning anchor and reporter. 

Cowan, later on, left KSL-TV for KTVX which is also based in Salt Lake City where he served as the anchor of Good Morning Utah. During her tenure at KTVX, he enclosed several stories including the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, the terrorist attacks of 9-11, the death of former President Ronald Reagan, the murder of Lori Hacking, and the fugitive stories of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs. 

Cowan received several awards including an Emmy Award and several Emmy Awards Nominations for reporting. Furthermore, he was the first LGBTQ anchor in Utah. Whenever he is not busy working, he enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends. 

Reed Cowan Age

Cowan was born on July 24, 1972, in Roosevelt, Utah. He is therefore 50 years old as of 2022. 

Quick Facts About Cowan

Age50 years old as of 2022
SpouseGregory Abplanalp
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Reed Cowan Height

Cowan stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches tall. 

Reed Cowan Family

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

Reed Cowan Husband|Gay

Cowan is openly gay and is happily married to Gregory Abplanalp since September 4, 2013. In spite of his being gay, he was previously Cowan was married to Stephanie Swain Martinsen. During the time they were married, Stephanie and Cowan had a son called, Wesley who lost his life in 2006. However, the couple divorced, and Cowan e-united with Abplanalp whom he was dating before marrying Stephanie. Cowan and Gregory are also proud to be parents of their 3 adopted children. 

Reed Cowan Son|Death

Cowan and his ex-wife, Stephanie Swain Martinsen had a son called, Wesley who lost his life in 2006. Wesley Cowan lost his life after he fell from a horizontal set of monkey bars. After Wesley died, Reed started the Wesley Smiles Coalition which mainly focuses on raising money and building schools in Africa. In 2007, Cowan made a documentary called “The Other Side of the Lens” which was about his experiences after the death of his son as well as the emotions that he and his family went through for the loss of Wesley. 

Reed Cowan Salary

Being one of the top anchors and directors for KPIX5 Cowan earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000. 

Reed Cowan’s Net Worth

Cowan has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an anchor and director. 

Reed Cowan Alleged extortion

Cowan demanded $20 million from Toronto-based WE Charity in April 2021. He demanded this amount for the destruction of his character as a public speaker, author, and journalist. However, the charity accused him of attempted extortion. 

Reed Cowan KPIX5

Cowan is  working at KPIX5 where he works alongside other famous KPIX5 anchors and reporters including;

  1. Amanda Starrantino
  2. Elizabeth Cook
  3. John Ramos
  4. Don Ford
  5. Len Ramirez
  6. Juliette Goodrich
  7. Justin Andrews
  8. Andrea Nakano
  9. Vern Glenn
  10. Dennis O’Donnell
  11. Gianna Franco
  12. Paul Heggen
  13. Darren Peck
  14. Jessica Burch
  15. Brian Hackney
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