Cheryl Burton Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11.Jul.2017
Facts of Cheryl Burton
Date of Birth: 1962 , December-25
Age:55 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
NameCheryl Burton
Birth Place/CityIllinois
EthnicityWhite Ethnicity
Working ForABC 7 Chicago
Net Worth30 million US dollars
Hair ColorBrown-Dark
Face ColorWhite
Famous forJournalist
Married toJim Rose
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Online PresenceFacebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
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Cheryl Burton is a journalist, news presenter, and anchor. She has been working for ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) in Chicago, Illinois since 1992.

Early Life and Education

Burton was born on December 25, 1962at Provident Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.

She was born to a house decorator Lillian and an advocate consultant Neil Peter Burton. Before her birth, Cheryl’s mother had married Neil and thus we don’t know who her biological father actually is.

She was brought up alongside her younger sister Judy and also had a brother. Born in a religious family, she is a Christian herself and is an American by nationality. She belongs to Black-American ethnicity.

As a child, she attended the local Lindblom Technical High School in Illinois and graduated from there in 1981. Not a very talented student in a class, Cheryl was a good athlete who took part in games like high jump and running from her school’s team.

After graduating, she was enrolled at the University of Illinois where she studied Biology and graduated with Psychology as her minor. Her name was enlisted in the school's hall of fame in 2007. After she completed her education, she worked in a quiet different field to what she had studied.

She started working as a broadcaster and soon appeared on TV. Working in that job for some time, she started to enjoy life as a presenter and thus changed her work into journalism.

She began her broadcasting career in 1989 with WGN-TV in Chicago where she was the host of a show named "MBR: The Minority Business Report".

Prior to that, she had appeared in a TV series named “Simply Elegant”. A year later, she moved to work with WMBD-TV, which was located in Peoria. From there, she moved to Kansas and worked a couple of years for KWCH-TV till 1992. 

Personal Life and Affairs

Burton is a married woman, but not at the moment. She first married her boyfriend Jim Rose who was also a reporter of sports at ABC channel. But since the couple couldn’t handle their affairs, they separated shortly and got divorced.  

Their romantic affair was turned into an engagement when Jim proposed her on the anniversary of their first date with a diamond ring under the night sky.

Though most guesses that this romantic affair would go far, it sadly did not. During their time together, the couple didn’t have any children together. Although Burton is rumored to have been married again, there is no news of confirmation about it.

Net Worth and Salary

She has had a successful career and has many fans and followers. Her estimated net worth by 2015 is about 30 million US dollars and her yearly salary is also high.

Social Media

Burton is active on social networking site like Instagram and Twitter.