Jackie Bange Biography
Jackie Bange is an American anchor and reporter working for WGN-TV as a weekend anchor at 5 pm and 9 pm. She joined the WGN-TV team in August 1993.
Jackie Bange Education
Bange attended the University of Florida where she received her post-baccalaureate degree in Telecommunications. For her undergraduate degree, she studied at Florida State University where she earned a degree in Management Information Systems.
Jackie Bange Career
When Jackie joined WGN-TV she served as a reporter and anchor of the morning newscast from January 1995 to October the same year. Before joining the WGN-TV team, she worked in Chicago at WMAQ-TV where she served as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor. She has also worked at WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida where she served as a noon anchor and reporter.
Apart from providing in-depth coverage of local stories, Bange has also reported from international locales, such as Paris and Africa. She did a story that profiled two local pilots and their crew who arrived in New Orleans and assisted in rescuing many stranded residents who had been struck by Hurricane Katrina. In addition, for her report “Into the Darkness,” Jackie was awarded the Associated Press award for Best Hard News Feature.
Furthermore, she has received other awards over the years such as; the Peter Lisagor Award for Hard News and In-Depth Reporting which was awarded to her for assisting a widow whose husband was killed by a suspected drunk driver to get justice. For a series, she did on attaining the world record for the largest skydive formation, an Emmy was awarded to her in 1999.
In addition, she has worked with Elmhurst College’s Mentor Program while assisting students who are interested in journalism for the last couple of years. Bange is a board member of the Michael Matters which is an organization created to assist fight brain cancer. Furthermore, she was involved in the fundraising efforts for A Safe Place, a domestic violence prevention organization in Lake County. During her spare time, she enjoys athletic training and skydiving,
Jackie Bange Salary
Bange earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Jackie Bange Net Worth
Bange has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor and reporter.
Jackie Bange Age
Bange was born on September 8, 1961, in the United States of America. She is 61 years old and she celebrates her birthday on the 8th of September every year.
Jackie Bange Height and Weight
Bange stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall. However, information about her weight will be updated when available.
Jackie Bange Family
Bange’s father was a news anchor who worked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Miami, Florida. Her mother was a weather anchor working in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. However, she has not disclosed information about her siblings.
Jackie Bange Husband and Children
Bange is married to George Strickland and together they have been blessed with three children including; twin daughters, Grace and Gwen, and a son, Josh.
Jackie Bange Social Media Platform
Bange is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 1.8k followers on Twitter 3k followers on Instagram, and 4.2k followers on Facebook.