Yolanda McClary Biography
|Height:||5 Feet 6 Inch|
|Birth Name||Yolanda Anna Gonzalez|
|Working For||Cold Justice|
|Net Worth||$100 million|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Married to||Michael Kelly McClary|
Former American Crime Scene Investigator Yolanda McClary is an inspiration to women all around the world who want to pursue their career as a Crime Scene Investigator. She has dedicated over 26 years of her life in the police department at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. She has worked in over 7000 crime scenes that include murders, sexual assault, and burglaries. She has also been playing her roles in the reality crime series Cold Justice.
Early Life, Education, And Wiki Of Yolanda McClary
Yolanda Anna Gonzalez famously recognized as Yolanda McClary was born on the 20th of August, 1964 in Germany. She was born with the birth sign of Leo that describes her personality to be emotionally strong, courageous and loyal. Her nationality is American and she belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.
— Yolanda McClary (@YolandaMcClary) August 28, 2015
At the age of 5, she migrated to the USA along with her parents. Her father was a psychologist and it was reported that she was highly inspired by her father. McClary graduated in Arts from the College of Southern Nevada and she studied forensic science in the Institute of Applied Science after graduation.
Yolanda McClary's Career
McClary first worked as the forensic specialist for the police department of Las Vegas. She dedicated her 26 years of her life investigating different types of crime scenes that included murders, sexual assault, and burglaries. Out of her 26 years of service in the Las Vegas Police Department, she spent 16 years in the lab of the police department as the forensic specialist.
Yolanda had a great responsibility while she was in the LAPD, but she did her job with patience and dedication which made it appear an interesting and equally easy job. According to the sources, she investigated more than 7,000 crime cases in her 26 years of service for the police department.
After she retired from the police department, she joined the TV crime show Cold Justice, that brought her to spotlight. Cold Justice is an unscripted true crime series which was originally broadcasted on TNT and currently on Oxygen.
In the show, she played the role of a consultant who helps to solve the unsolved criminal cases. Her ability and personality of connecting with the victims with her sense of justice were loved by the audience and she was one of the most loved characters of the show in its first four seasons.
Has Cold Justice Been Renewed For 2018?
On April 23, 2018, Oxygen announced the series had been renewed for a fifth season, which was released from August 4 to October 6, 2018. The fifth season of the television series was also loved equally by the audiences. The series established McClary as a reality star.
Yolanda McClary's Net Worth
Yolanda McClary accumulated the major part of her net worth from her service in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department where she served for 26 years.
Besides, she also received a huge amount of pay cheque for investigating crime scenes with the Henderson Police Department and the North Las Vegas Police Department.
As per the report of Payscale, the average salary of an American crime scene investigator is $44,193 and as per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for forensic scientists in the United States is $56,000. Yolanda’s 26 years of service and experience in the related field has helped her to escalate her earnings undoubtedly. It can be easily estimated that she has accumulated the net worth of over $1 million.
According to the sources, her story became inspirational for the famous actress Marg Helgenberger who portrayed Catherine Willows in the 2015 crime TV series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
She has also received a profitable paycheque from the 2013 unscripted TNT crime series, Cold Justice. Later, the show was owned by Oxygen Cable Network in 2017. After that, she left the series.
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Besides, Yolanda McClary is a pet lover who owns a labradoodle that costs from $1500 to $2500. Apart from this, McClary hasn't revealed anything about her residence, her car choices in the media.
Yolanda McClary's Personal Life
Yolanda McClary is a married woman and has been married to her husband Michael Kelly McClary for 28 years. The happy couple, who tied the knot in 27th September 1990, shares two children; a son and a daughter. The information regarding her children is not been disclosed in the public.
It is found that she has become a grandmother to her two grandsons and one grand-daughter. Although she has kept her family life private, she has posted the pictures of her family on social media.
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