Micah Materre Bio-Wiki

Micah Materre is an Emmy award-winning American anchor and reporter working at WGN/CLTV in Chicago, Illinois,  as an Evening News Anchor at Five and Six and at Nine and Ten. She has been part of this network since January 1998.

Micah Materre Age, Birthday

Materre is 61 years old as of 2023. She was born on the 9th of November 1962 in Chicago. Accordingly, she celebrates her birthday on the 9th of November every year and her zodiac sign is Scorpios.

Micah Materre’s Parents, Siblings

Materre was born in Chicago, Illinois to parents who are  Louis Materre (father) and Vera Jeanne Bradley (mother). Her father served as a businessman/insurance broker though he passed away in April 2018 at the age of 64. Her mom, Jeanne served as a school administrator. Information on whether she has a sibling or not will be updated soon.

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Micah Materre Education

For her academic qualifications, Micah enrolled and graduated from Drake University earning a BA in Journalism degree in 1983.

Micah Materre Husband, Children

Materre is happily married to Kelvin Jackson, a professional videographer and editor working at WGN. The duo tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony that was held back in June 1995. She and her husband are proud parents of two sons named, Thomas Jackson and Leola Jackson.

Micah Materre Career

Materre is recognized as an Emmy award-winning journalist and anchor of the WGN Evening News at Five and Six and the WGN News at Nine and Ten. Before being appointed anchor of the WGN News at Nine in 2009, she served as a co-anchor of WGN Midday News from January 2003 to October 2009.

Micah came to Chicago’s WGN-TV in January 1998 as a WGN medical reporter and Morning News co-anchor. She has anchored all of the newscasts at WGN, as well as encircling special assignment stories and entertainment news, including the historic inauguration of America’s first black President. In addition, Micah co-produces and reports the “Chicago’s Very Own” bi-weekly segment for WGN News and she is the host of WGN’s public affairs program, “People to People”.

She is also one of Chicago’s very own as she was born here and was raised in the city. Previously, Micah worked for eight years at WJBK-TV in Detroit where she served as a main anchor and general assignment reporter. While at WJBK, Micah’s work garnered multiple awards and accolades, including an award and an Emmy from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Before moving to the Motor City, Micah cut her teeth in Cedar Rapids, Iowa serving as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor. She commenced her profession in broadcasting in 1983 at NPR affiliate, WBEZ radio in Chicago,  reporting and producing for four years. In addition, she instructed radio production at Columbia College. Micah has over 3 decades of experience as a journalist and broadcaster.

In 2014, Micah earned a Chicago/Midwest Emmy and was also recognized as a diversity trailblazer by Barnes and Thornburg LLP. She has been featured in several national and local publications over the years, including the New York Times Magazine, Today’s Chicago Woman, ‘Who’s Who’ in Black Chicago, Michigan Avenue Magazine, Glamour, Ebony, Good Housekeeping, and RedEye.

Micah also operates as a mistress of ceremonies, commentator,  and honorary chairperson to several community and civic organizations across Chicagoland. She is on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Children’s Choir and operates on Tutoring Chicago’s Advisory Board. Micah is also a part of the civic organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Links, Incorporated, Inc., and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Micah Materre WGN9 News

Materre works at WGN9 News alongside her fellow reporters, anchors, and meteorologists namely;

  1. Jenna Barnes
  2. Dina Bair
  3. Robin Baumgarten
  4. Ana Belaval
  5. Chris Boden
  6. Tahman Bradley
  7. Ben Bradley
  8. Ray Cortopassi
  9. Julian Crews
  10. Kelly Davis
  11. Alyssa Donovan
  12. Lourdes Duarte
  13. Patrick Elwood
  14. Christine Flores
  15. Josh Frydman
  16. Gaynor Hall
  17. Shannon Halligan
  18. Jewell Hillery
  19. Demetrius Ivory
  20. Erin Ivory
  21. Mike Janssen
  22. Lauren Jiggetts
  23. Sarah Jindra
  24. Morgan Kolkmeyer
  25. Paul Konrad
  26. Marcus Leshock

Micah Materre Height

Materre has an estimated height of 5 feet 7 inches equaling 1.7 meters.

Micah Materre Salary

Materre has an estimated annual salary ranging from $ 89, 695 K to $ 219, 895 K.

Micah Materre Net Worth

Materre has an approximate net worth of $ 1 Million- $ 5 Million. Nevertheless, her occupation as a  News anchor is her primary source of revenue.

Is Micah Materre on Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok?

You can follow her via Twitter, or Facebook.  Micah doesn’t appear to have public Instagram, TikTok, or Snapchat accounts currently.