Marion Brooks Biography
Marion Brooks is an American anchor and reporter working for NBC5 as an 11 a.m. and 4;30 pm anchor and part of the station’s investigative team. She joined the NBC5 news team in January 1998, after previously working for WSB-TV.
Marion Brooks Career
She is passionate about reporting and telling stories while serving as an investigative reporter, she is more drawn to social and criminal justice issues. She added context to the story of Emmett Till in the documentary, The Lost Story of Emmett Till: The Universal Child. In addition, Marion has reported a series titled, Sex Trafficking in Chicago. For her series, she earned a number of awards such as a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a national Gracie from the Radio Television and Digital News Association (RTDNA).
Brooks investigated sexual violence issues and her investigative work, resulted in NBCChicago.com’s Survivor’s Project. Her project featured survivors of sexual violence who shared their experiences. For her project, she received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the RTDNA and the Illinois Broadcasters Association’ Silver Dome Award. In addition, Marion joined the NBC 5 news team as a weekend anchor in 1998, after previously working at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia as an anchor and reporter.
Over the years, Brooks has worked in a number of regions and markets in the country. She started at the Sarasota Herald Tribune in Sarasota, Florida where she learned the advertising side of journalism while working for New York Times Newspaper Group. In addition, she secured her first job at WGST radio where she worked in the entry level type of job. While she was there, she traveled to the poorest regions in the country, the Mississippi Delta. Later on, she worked in St. Louis, Missouri, Jacksonville, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia before later coming to Chicago.
Vancouver, British Columbia is Marion’s native home and she was brought up in Portland, Oregon. She attended Spelman College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Brooks is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Over the years, Marion has covered everything from crime, politics, major natural disasters, courts to health, consumer issues and two Olympic Games. Furthermore, Marion has received a number of awards from organizations such as; National Emmy Award, Illinois Broadcasters Association, National Mental Health Association, Chicago Association of Black Journalists, Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Award, Region 7), Associated Press, Illinois Mental Health Association, and Alliance for Women in Media (Gracie).
Marion Brooks Salary
Brooks earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Marion Brooks Net Worth
Brooks has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor and reporter.
Marion Brooks Age
Brooks was born on April 18, 1963, in Portland, Oregon, the United State. She is 60 years old as of 2023, and she celebrates her birthday on the 18th of April every year.
Marion Brooks Height and Weight
Brooks stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall. However, information about her weight will be updated when available.
Marion Brooks Family
Brooks 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.
Marion Brooks Husband and Children
Brooks is married to Ruye Hawkins who she tied the knot with in 2005. Together they were blessed with two daughters; Sydney Hawkins and Brooks Hawkins in June 2, 2006.
Marion Brooks Social Media Platform
Brooks is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 7.5k followers on Twitter 2.8k followers on Instagram, and 38k followers on Facebook.