Joe Donlon Biography
Joe Donlon is an American Emmy-Award Winning anchor working for CBS2 Chicago. He serves as a co-anchor at weeknight 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Irika Sargent. He joined the CBS news team in May 2022, after previously working for Nextar Media Group Inc.
Donlon began his professional career after graduating from Marquette University with a BA in Journalism, and Political Science in 1985. He started his career at KZTV (CBS) in Corpus Christi, Texas. Meanwhile, he worked at KZTV for nine years.
He then came to Chicago after 21 years as the main anchor at KGW-TV (NBC) in Portland, Oregon. Before that, he spent 10 years at KVOA-TV (NBC) in Tucson where he served as main anchor. While he was there, he anchored the No. 1 prime-time newscast in the Chicago market. Most recently helped launch the cable news network “NewsNation.” At NewsNation Donlon served as an anchor and host of “The Donlon Report.”
Joe Donlon Salary
Donlon earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Joe Donlon Net Worth
Donlon has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor.
Joe Donlon Age
Donlon was born on November 25, 1963, in Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States. He is 60 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday on the 25th of November every year.
Joe Donlon Height and Weight
Donlon stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall however, information about his weight has not been disclosed. This information will be updated when available.
Joe Donlon Family
Donlon likes to keep his personal life private hence he has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor those of his siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Joe Donlon Wife and Children
Donlon is married to Kathleen together they have been blessed with three grown children who are all living in Chicago.
Joe Donlon Leaving KGW-TV
After working at stations in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona, Donlon joined KGW. While at KGW, he became one of the most recognizable faces on local TV. During his time at KGW, he as served as the anchor of the 5 and 6 p.m. weeknight news. In addition, Joe co-anchored alongside Tracy Barry and hosted KGW News at 10 on CW 32 and KGW News at 11 with Laural Porter. During his two decades of working at the NBC affiliate, he has covered national news. Furthermore, Joe anchored coverage of major sporting events, including the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Rose Bowl games, and Oregon Ducks National Championship football games.
The veteran news anchor at KGW-TV in Portland is set to make a significant move to WGN-TV in Chicago, the third-largest market in the country. Donlon, who has been a prominent presence at KGW since 1997, shared the news of his departure from the Portland station and his new position with the Chicago news powerhouse on his Facebook page.
Joe Donlon New House
In late June, news anchor Donlon and his wife, Kathleen, purchased a two-bedroom, 1,900-square-foot condominium on the 28th floor of a 56-story building in Streeterville for $1.06 million. The condo is located in Chicago’s WBBM-Channel 2 neighborhood. After initially renting a 16th-floor condo in Streeterville, Donlon and his wife have purchased a condo in a nearby building in Chicago. The new unit, located on the 28th floor, features 2½ bathrooms, views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, designer lighting, a remodeled kitchen with Viking appliances, quartz countertops, and a quartz backsplash.
Additional amenities include a balcony, a custom fireplace, built-in shelving, and a primary bedroom suite with a walk-in closet and a French limestone bathroom. The sellers initially listed the unit for $1.27 million in March, with subsequent price reductions to $1.22 million, $1.19 million, and finally settling at $1.12 million in the deal with the couple. The property had an $18,651 property tax bill in the 2020 tax year.
Social Media Platform
Donlon is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 11.9k followers on Twitter 2.3k followers on Instagram, and 9.8k followers on Facebook.