Jim Rose Biography
Jim Rose is an American sports director and anchor who is currently working at ABC 7 Chicago. He serves as the anchor of the station’s top-rated 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts and the sports anchor of the 4 and 6 newscasts. In addition, he also plays a major role in the station’s programming specials and is a contributor to ABC 7’s Our Chicago (formerly HEART & SOUL).
Furthermore, he serves as the host of ABC 7’s annual broadcast of one of the largest parades in the country, the Bud Billiken Parade every August. In addition to that, he is also a co-host of the station’s hour-long, live special, The Chicago Auto Show.
Jim Rose Career
On top of being one of Chicago’s go-to sports authorities, Rose plays a major role in the station’s programming specials. He is a supporter of ABC7’s Emmy Award-winning Our Chicago(formerly HEART & SOUL) a series of specials that celebrates the rich culture of the African American community in Chicago. Every August, Rose also hosts ABC 7’s annual broadcast of one of the largest parades in the country, the Bud Billiken Parade. He also serves as co-host to the station’s hour-long live special, The Chicago Auto Show
Rose while working in the United States Army started his career in sports broadcasting acting as sports director for AFN-TV in Berlin, West Germany(1973-75). He is also the vice president of the Swan Group, a non-profit group created to give away the”Swan House” to a Chicago area single mother who achieved academic excellence in college.
Following 4.5 years of hard work, along with an outflow of community donations, Rose’s work was successful. In October 2006, he handed the keys of a 2,000 sq. ft. house over to a single mother with two children and a 3.8-grade average. In spite of the many honors he has achieved during his career, he considers this one of his life’s crowning accomplishments. Rose continues to participate in his time to help many charitable groups and worthy causes throughout the Chicagoland area.
Rose attended and graduated from Rhode Island College in 1977 where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications. He is the joyful father of two children, Jayson and Suzette. Rose is also the “over the moon” grandfather of his first grandchild, Cora Rose. He and his wife, Lakesha, live in Chicago.
Jim Rose Salary
Rose earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000
Jim Rose Net Worth
Rose has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor.
Jim Rose ABC 7 Chicago
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Jim Rose Age
Rose is 68 years old as of 2021. He was born on July 5, 1953, in Edison, New Jersey, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on the 5th of July every year.
Jim Rose Height and Weight
Rose stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall. However, he has not disclosed his weight.
Jim Rose Family
Rose likes to keep his personal life private hence he has neither disclosed the names of his parent nor those of his siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Jim Rose Wife and Children
Rose is currently married to Lakesha Draine who is the founder of L Design Group an interior design company based in Chicago. The couple tied the knot in 2011, and together they are blessed with two children namely Jayson and Suzette. Rose is also a happy grandfather of his first grandchild called Cora Rose.
Previously Rose was married to Cheryl Burton an Emmy-winning anchor and a reporter at ABC in Chicago. They met while Burton was a cheerleader for the Chicago Bears, the couple tied the knot in 1986 and later divorced in 1995. However, they were not blessed with any children while they were together.
Jim Rose Social Media Platform
Rose is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page and he has 4k followers on Twitter, 1K followers on Instagram, and 3k followers on Facebook.