Cheryl Burton ABC 7 Bio, Age, Wiki, Husband, Salary, Height and Net worth

Cheryl Burton Profile

Cheryl Burton is a well-known news anchor in the United States. Burton has been employed at ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) in Chicago, Illinois, continuously since the year 1992. Burton currently co-anchors the newscasts at the station’s 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. broadcasts with Alan Krashesky. Prior to that, he co-anchored the newscast at WCIU-7 TV’s p.m. broadcast with Hosea Sanders.

Cheryl Burton
Cheryl Burton

Most Asked Questions About Cheryl Burton

Who is Cheryl Burton?

Cheryl Burton is a well-known news anchor in the United States. Burton has been employed at ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) in Chicago, Illinois, continuously since the year 1992.

How old is Cheryl Burton?

She was on December 25, 1962, in  Chicago, IL. She is 61 years old.

How Tall Is Cheryl Burton?

She stands at an average height of 5ft 7in.

Is Cheryl Burton Married?

Cheryl was married to Jim Rose since 1985 and then they divorced in 1995 and since then she has been single. The two didn’t have kids together.

Where Is Cheryl Burton Now?

Burton currently co-anchors the newscasts at the WLS-TV at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. broadcasts with Alan Krashesky.

How Much Does Cheryl Burton Make?

Cheryl’s annual salary at WLS-TV News, where she works as a journalist, falls somewhere in the range of $70,000 and $90,000 on average.

Cheryl Burton WLS-TV

Before beginning a career in broadcasting, Burton appeared on the television shows Romper Room, as a competitor on Star Search, and as the host of a cable television show called Simply Elegant that ran for an hour.

Burton began her career in broadcasting in 1989 at WGN-TV in Chicago, where she co-anchored “MBR: The Minority Business Report,” a weekly series that was syndicated nationally. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1990, she relocated to Peoria, Illinois, where she began working as a reporter for WMBD-TV.

From 1990 to 1992, she was an anchor at KWCH-DT in Wichita, Kansas. Burton joined WLS-TV in 1992 as a weekend co-anchor/reporter. In 2003, she was given the promotion that led to her being a co-anchor at 5 p.m. on weekdays and a contributing anchor at 10 p.m. alongside Ron Magers and Kathy Brock. In addition to being on television, Burton was a cheerleader. She was a member of the Chicago Honey Bears cheerleading team for the Chicago Bears for a total of three seasons, beginning in 1983 and continuing through 1986.

WLS-TV made the announcement on June 12 that Alan Krashesky and Burton will co-anchor the 10 o’clock news together after Kathy Brock steps down to pursue other opportunities. Burton will continue anchoring the 5 pm show and 7 pm show on WCIU-TV.

Cheryl Burton Age

She was on December 25, 1962, in  Chicago, IL. She is 60 years old.

Cheryl Burton Education

Burton was born in 1962 at Provident Hospital in Chicago, and he received his diploma from Lindblom Technical High School in 1980. Lindblom Technical High School is currently known as Lindblom Math & Science Academy. Burton got her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she also completed her undergraduate studies. She belongs to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority as a member. She was the very first graduate to be admitted into the institution’s hall of fame in the year 2007.

Cheryl Burton Husband

Rose first became acquainted with Burton in 1985 while she was serving as a cheerleader for the Chicago Bears. The couple went on to get married and remained together until 1995. Lakesha Draine and Rose have been married since 2011 when they first met.

Cheryl Burton Net Worth/ Salary

She has an estimated net worth that ranges between $700k- $2 million.

Cheryl Burton Volunteer Work

The “Sisters in the Spirit” Accolade, which is a religious award, was given to Burton in 2005 and she was the first person to receive it. Additionally, she was honored with the Procter & Gamble Award for Exceptional Community Service 2009, which she won in 2009. In 2008, Burton was awarded the Salute to Excellence International honor bestowed by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

She was presented with the Thurgood Marshall Award in both 2004 and 2005 as a mark of recognition. In the same year (2004), the Chicago Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) presented Burton with the Russ Ewing Award in recognition of her reporting on the incident that took place at the E2 nightclub.

She was presented with the Kizzy Image and Achievement Award in 1998 in recognition of her professional accomplishments. In 1997, Burton was honored with the Phenomenal Woman Award, and the following year, she was presented with the CABJ for her reporting on the Million Man March. Volunteer work is something that Burton does for the Boys and Girls Club of America.

In addition to that, she is a public speaker for the children who attend the Chicago Public Schools. The Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke’s fashion show is one of the events in which she is participating. Additionally, Burton serves on the governing board of the Life with Lupus Guild.

Cheryl Burton ABC 7 Colleagues

  1. Will Jones
  2. Mark Giangreco
  3. Sarah Schulte
  4. Bill Evans
  5. Elex Michaelson
  6. Natasha Zouves
  7. Alan Krashesky
  8. David ono