Rafer Weigel Bio, Height, Family, Wife, Salary, KUSI FOX 5

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Rafer Weigel Biography

Rafer Weigel is an American journalist who has been working as a news anchor and reporter for KUSI FOX 5 since November 2022. Since March 2020, he has served as president and founder of WMG Communication. He formerly worked as a managing editor at TheCustomer and as a news anchor and reporter for WFLD Fox 32 Chicago.

Rafer Weigel Age

Weigel was born on May 5, 1969, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He is 55 years old in 2024. Weigel celebrates his birthday on May 5th.

Rafer Weigel Height

Rafer Weigel has an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.

Rafer Weigel Education

Weigel began attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987, after graduating from Evanston Township High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre in 1992. In high school, he appeared on stage with the Piven Theatre Workshop’s Young People’s Company. During the summer, he interned for his father, Tim Weigel at WLS.

Rafer Weigel Family

Weigel parents areĀ  Tim Weigel and Kathy Worthington. Kathy worked as a news anchor for WGN Radio, while Tim was a Chicago television sportscaster and newspaper columnist. His parents split in 1975, and his father remarried twice: first to Carol Phifer, then to Vicki Truax in 1992. He and Vicki had a daughter named Teddi. Weigel has a sister, Jenniffer, and a half-sister, Teddi.

Tim died on June 17, 2001, at his home in Evanston, Illinois. He began experiencing eyesight issues the prior year. He received an MRI, which revealed he had a brain tumor. As a result, he had emergency surgery and radiation treatments. He then returned to work. Six months later, an MRI indicated that he had a recurring tumor.

Jennifer is a Chicago-based radio and television personality, author, and performer with her own production company. She was born October 6, 1970, and will be 53 years old in 2023. She previously married Clay Champlin. Teddi was born in 1994 and will be 30 years old by 2024.

Rafer Weigel Husband

Weigel has a connection with Angel Boss Russell. On November 21, 2023, he shared a photo of them on Instagram, captioned “Today we moved into our condo we bought together in #sandiego.” “I’d say luck was on my side…” They met in November 2022, on his first day at KUSI, when she brought him a coffee and wished him well. Angel has been working as a senior news producer at KUSI FOX 5 since February 2022.

He previously had a relationship with Margie Ellisor. Before Margie, he was married to Tiffany Weigel, a photographer. Tiffany and Weigel had a son, Heathcliff John Weigel. Jogn was born on November 20, 2009, and will be fourteen years old in 2023. Weigel enjoys spending time with his kid swimming and surfing, as well as attending all of San Diego’s outdoor events.

Rafer Weigel Salary

Weigel’s annual pay ranges from $40,000 to $110,500.

Rafer Weigel’s Net Worth

Weigel’s net worth is reported to be between $1 million and $5 million, obtained through his work as a writer.

Rafer Weigel Career

Weigel works as a news anchor and reporter for KUSI FOX 5. His television career began when he worked for the channel in 2005. Since then, he’s worked in major areas around the country, earning a reputation for presenting groundbreaking stories.

Weigel left KUSI in 2006 to join KOVR in Sacramento as the chief general assignment correspondent. In this capacity, he covered wildfires in Lake Tahoe and numerous elections. In 2008, he moved to Atlanta and worked as a sports anchor for CNN/HLN’s “The Morning Express with Robin Meade”. In 2011, he continued his sports career in Chicago, working as a sports anchor and reporter for ABC7.

Even while he appreciated sports journalism as much as his father, his true passion was the news. He began his three-year tenure as an evening anchor at KTVI Fox 2 in St. Louis in 2014. He received accolades while working the St. Louis anchor desk during the Ferguson, Missouri, unrest.

Weigel earned national notoriety after breaking the scoop that Chicago police will accuse Jussie Smollett of staging a bogus hate crime. In 2017, he returned to Chicago and served as a weekend anchor and reporter before being promoted to lead “Good Day Chicago.” He has received three Emmys for his journalism work.

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