Jenese Harris Bio, Height, Family, Husband, Salary,News4JAX

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Jenese Harris Biography

Jenese Harris is an American meteorologist and journalist who works as an evening anchor for News4JAX. She joined the station in June 2016, previously serving as a nightly anchor and reporter at WCCU Channel 27 in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

Jenese Harris Age

Harris has not revealed the year she was born. However, she could be in her 30s. She celebrates her birthday on February 4th, as demonstrated by her Facebook caption, “I’m so grateful for another birthday and…”

Jenese Harris Height

Harris stands approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Jenese Harris Education

Harris enrolled at the University of South Florida in 2004 after completing her high school degree. In 2006, she earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Communications. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Jenese Harris Family

Harris’ father died in 2021, as indicated by her Facebook post on August 13, 2022, where she shared a picture of her and her father and wrote “Everything I do today will be in honor of our father that died on this day last year…”

Before his death, he was a Vietnam veteran who worked as a Military Policeman and Sergeant in the US. It is also unclear whether Harris has any siblings.

Jenese Harris Husband

Harris is quite quiet about her personal life, therefore it is unclear if she is in a relationship. She has a daughter, as proven by her Facebook post, “I’m so grateful for another birthday and this time with a new addition to the family – our baby girl!” She enjoys movies, genealogy, and eating.

Jenese Harris Salary

Harris’ annual pay ranges from $40,000 to $120,000.

Jenese Harris’s Net Worth

Harris’ net worth is reported to be between $1 million and $5 million, obtained through her work as a journalist.

Jenese Harris Career

Harris works as an evening anchor and meteorologist at News4JAX. As a child, she watched Sesame Street and the local news. She noticed a reflection of herself in then-Detroit anchor Carmen Harlan when she was nine, watching TV as her mother made supper and her father worked. Since then, she has decided to work in the news sector.

On August 21, 2022, she made history by being the first African American woman meteorologist and the first to provide a weather forecast in the Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia market. Furthermore, she has worked as a reporter for numerous local news channels and abroad, being featured on HLN, CNN, Al Jazeera, and Crime Watch.

Throughout her career, she has perfected her ability to broadcast eminent court cases, like the Ahmaud Arbery murder inquiry and the McMichaels and Bryan murder case for Arbery’s death, which she covered for two years. In addition, she aired Cherish Periwinkle’s horrific slaughter following her abduction from local store.

Harris spent two years as a morning anchor for WICD. She also worked as a reporter and nighttime anchor on WCCU. While there, she collaborated with Doug Quick to launch a local Fox affiliate. In this job, she covered everything from federal court trials to city council meetings, protests, and celebrity charity events.

Before moving to Chicago, she worked for WABG in Greenville, Mississippi as an evening anchor, reporter, and producer for the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts. She began her on-screen career in Tampa, Florida, where she worked for WMOR as a TV host for MORE TV 32, a weekly entertainment show.

She first tried journalism when she was 15 years old. At the time, she was an intern at WDET in Detroit, her hometown. She then worked as an intern at a local radio station for a year before becoming a paid apprentice at the Detroit Free Press.

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