Ron Magers is an American former journalist and news anchor. He had co-anchored the top-rated 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm along with Cheryl Burton and Kathy Brock on WLS-TV. Further, he has also won numerous awards including six Chicago Emmy Awards. In addition to that, he has received an Associated Press Award and Ethics Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Moreover, he is the brother of popular journalist Paul Magers who was a television anchor of KCBS-TV. Ron had also worked with other networks like KEZI-TV, KGW-TV, KPIX-TV, and KSTP-TV. Let us scroll over to know more about his career, personal life, and net worth.
Caption: The former journalist, Ron Magers.
Ron Magers: Bio, Family, Career
The former journalist was born on 27 August 1944 in San Bernardino, California, the US. He born to supportive and caring parents whose information is not revealed in the media. Further, he along with his brother Paul grew up in Cordova, Alaska, and Ellensburg, Washington.
Regarding his education, he completed high school in Toppenish, Washington. During that time, as a part-time job, he began to host a radio show. Hence, he started his professional reporting career from the year 1965. He first joined KEZI-TV as a reporter and news contributor in Eugene. Then he joined KGW-TV in Portland as a producing and anchoring 11 p.m. show.
From 1968-74, he worked for KPIX-TV in San-Francisco as a reporter and anchor. Then he moved to Minnesota where he worked as a principal anchor for KSTP-TV from 197-81. He again relocated to Chicago and joined WMAQ-TV working from 1981-97. There he served as a co-anchored for the newscast at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. In 1998, he joined WLS as 5:00 p.m. as co-anchor along with Diann Burns. After the retirement of John Drury, he became co-anchor at 10:00 p.m. in 2002. In 2016, he retired from ABC and succeeded in his place by ABC7 anchor Alan Krashesky at 5:00 p.m. newscast.
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Ron Magers: Personal Life & Wife
Ron has never discussed his personal life details on the media. Likewise, there is no information about his past relationship or dating history. But he is a married man who is still together with his wife over the decades. He has married then-girlfriend turned wife Elise Magers. But no information on his exact date of marriage or first met.
Further, there is no information on their separation or divorce. Instead, their marriage life is going smoothly and shared a strong bond with each other. Together, they had become the parents of three adult children. They are Kendall Hewitt, Tracey Magers, and Tisa Koso whose information not available in the media.
Ron Magers: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He has earned a massive amount from his career as a reporter and anchor. Though he has no available information on his exact earning, however, he has a net worth of $1 million. Moreover, he reported making an annual salary of $35500 from his reporting career. As of now, he has retired from his reporting career but maybe he is currently involved in other business ventures.
He is fairly active over different social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. He has a Facebook handle having more than 7k followers. On Twitter, he goes by the account @RonMagersABC7 with more than 7k followers. But it seems e does not have any accounts on Instagram.
Honored the day Billy Pierce asked me to introduce him at this unveiling. Remembering a great today. pic.twitter.com/qHyjGqALGQ
— Ron Magers (@RonMagersABC7) August 16, 2015
Ron Magers: Body Measurements
The reporter in his seventies has a fit and healthy body that stands to a height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.79 meters. other than this, there is no information available ion his body weight or measurements. He has silver-gray hair with blue eyes color.