Cheryl Burton is an American TV journalist, and a news anchor for ABC affiliatedWLS-TV. Currently, she is stationed in Chicago, Illinois based WLS-TV for last 25 years. Cheryl anchors the 5 pm news show alongside fellow journalist Alan Krashesky. She is also a contributor to the channel’s 10 pm news program.
Burton is also a well-known television personality loved by many for her amazing anchoring skills. Though Cheryl is a successful media person, her personal life seems a bit volatile as she divorced her husband Jim Rose. So, does she share any children with Rose? After her divorce, is she married again? To know it all, read the whole article.
Cheryl Burton’s Bio
Cheryl Burton was born on 25 December 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA but she hasn’t disclosed information regarding her parents and childhood. It seems like she doesn’t like to talk about her private life in the media and public.
The only information available about her life is that she isn’t the only child of her parents. She grew up with two sisters and a brother named William. Cheryl was born into a religious family, she is an American and she is of African-American ethnicity.
Taking about Cheryl educational background, she attended Lindblom Technical High School in Illinois and graduated from the same school in 1981. had schizophrenia at Champaign-Urbana and graduated from there with her B.S. in Psychology and Biology. She is a good athlete who took part in games like high jump and running for her school’s team.
Cheryl Burton’s Body Measurements
The beautiful lady stands at 5 feet 7 inches height and her weight is unknown. Moreover, there is no information regarding her other body measurements.
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Is Cheryl Burton Married Again? Where is Her Ex-Husband?
Cheryl Burton, the talented news anchor, keeps her personal affairs and dating life away from the media. She is 55 years old and single as of now. She was previously married to Jim Rose from 1986-1995. The couple began dating in the 1980s. Their relation turned into an engagement when Cheryl proposed her on the anniversary of their first date with a diamond ring under the night sky.
After a long term affair, Cheryl and Rose got married in 1986. They lived together for nine years and divorced in 1995. The news of their divorced came as a surprise for their fans. Till now they have not given any reason for their divorce. Moreover, they did not share any children either.
It’s been many years that the ex-couple got divorced, but throughout the year Cheryl was never involved in a romantic relationship and there is no information about her current love affair. Hence the beautiful lady is single. On the other hand, her ex-husband Rose has tied the knot with Lakesha Draine in 2011 and together share two children.
Cheryl Burton’s Rumors, and Controversy
Back in 2008, a man punched Cheryl in the face while she was on her dinner break. She was hit by a 28-year-old man named Gregory Perdue. After the attack, she suffered from headaches for several months. At that time, Perdue’s lawyer said that he was schizophrenic. He wasn’t found guilty and judge instead remanded Perdue to the state Department of Mental Health until April 2015.
As of now, there is no rumor regarding her being in any affairs and personal life. Also, she has not been in any controversy until now. She has a well-profiled character, and has never been a part of any dispute.
Cheryl’s estimated net worth is $1 million as of 2019, but it is not officially confirmed. As per some source, the average annual salary for a news anchor is $83,300 in the ABC news.
Since she is one of the old employees of theWLS-T, she obviously earns a considerable amount of salary. Moreover, she is also active in social media like Facebook and Twitter. She has nearly 37.3 k followers on Facebook and has earned more than 12.2 k followers on Twitter.
Cheryl Burton’s Award
Cheryl was the first winner of the 2005 Sisters the Spirit Award, and in 2009 she received the Procter & Gamble Award for her outstanding community service. Also, in 2008 she won the NABJ (National Association of Black journalist) Salute to Excellence International.
In the year 2004 and 2005, she was honored with the Thurgood Marshall Award. In 2003 she won that award for showing the tragical incident of E2 nightclub. Back in 1998, she won the Kizzy Image and Achievement Award and also in 1997 Burton received the Phenomenal Woman Award.