Checkey Beckford Biography
Checkey Beckford is an American Emmy-winning reporter working for NBC 4 as the breaking news and general assignment reporter on weekdays at 5 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm. She joined the NBC 4 New York team in October 2012.
Checkey Beckford Career
Beckford’s parents emigrated from Jamaica when she was 5 years old and she was later brought up in Westchester County. She attended Florida Atlantic University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications with Minors in Political Science and Sociology in 2004. Over the years, Checkey has received recognition for her excellence in journalism. For her coverage of the 2017 Tribeca terrorist attacks, she received two New York Emmys.
For her coverage of the 2020’s COVID-19 outbreak, Beckford received the “Essential Heroes Award,” from ESSENCE Magazine. While she worked at NBC 4, she covered memorable news stories. She has provided braking need coverage of the deadly Metro-North crash in Valhalla in 2015, Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Tribeca attacks, the twin murders of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in 2015, and New York City’s Ebola scare in 2014.
In addition, Beckford joined the NBC 4 New York team in October 2012, as a general assignment reporter. Prior to joining WNBC, she worked at KOVR CBS13 in Sacramento, California where she served as a live reporter for the dayside newscasts. Checkey started her career at WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she served as an associate producer. While she worked at WPTV, she was promoted twice within one year as weekend morning producer and then weekday morning producer.
Furthermore, before she joined KOVR CBS13, she worked for WICD/WICS in Champaign/Springfield, Illinois where she served as a live reporter shooting, writing, and editing many stories for the 5 pm, 6 pm, and 10 pm newscast. During Checkey’s leisure time, she enjoys mentoring teenagers who are interested in becoming journalists.
Checkey Beckford Salary
Beckford earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Checkey Beckford Net Worth
Beckford has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as a reporter.
Checkey Beckford Age
Beckford was born on February 4, 1982, in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica. She is 41 years old as of 2023, and she celebrates her birthday on the 4th of February every year.
Checkey Beckford Height and Weight
Beckford stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall. However, information about her weight will be updated when available.
Checkey Beckford Family
Beckford likes to keep her personal life private hence she has neither disclosed the names of her parent nor those of her siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Checkey Beckford Husband and Children
Beckford is married to Jimmy Atkinson who works in finance. She met Jimmy on a coffee date back in March 2014, and after dating for two years, they tied the knot on April 2, 2016. Together they have been blessed with a daughter, Elle Jean who was born in September 2019.
Checkey Beckford Social Media Platform
Beckford is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 2.9k followers on Twitter 1.6k followers on Instagram, and 3.1k followers on Facebook.