Carole Meekins Husband, Bio, Age, Retiring, Family, Wikipedia, Height, Sister and Accident

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Carole Meekins Biography and Wikipedia

Carole Meekins is an American Emmy award-winning retired journalist well-known as a former news anchor at TMJ4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She joined TMJ4 in 1991 and worked at the station for more than three decades until her retirement on November 30, 2023. She made history as the first full-time African-American anchor assigned to early evenings and late newscasts on TMJ4.

Carole Meekins Education

Carole holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Teacher Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Carole Meekins Age

Carole is 68 years old as of 2024. She was born on September 29, 1956, in the United States of America. Her birthday is always celebrated on September 29th of every year. READ: Ian Leonard

Carole Meekins Nationality and Ethnicity

Meekins holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. She was born and raised in the United States. She belongs to the African-American ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Carole Meekins Height

Meekins stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)

Carole Meekins Family

Carole was born into an African-American family. However, information regarding her family members including her father, mother and siblings is currently under review.

Carole Meekins Husband

Is Carole married? Carole is happily married to her husband whose information is not yet updated in the public domain. We will update her husband’s details once reviewed. READ: Lidia Curanaj

Carole Meekins Children

Meekins has not yet updated his children’s information in the public domain. We will update her children’s details once confirmed.

Carole Meekins Net Worth

Carole Meekins is an American Emmy award-winning retired journalist and news anchor with an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Carole Meekins Retiring | Retired | TMJ4

Carole retired on November 30, 2023, after serving for more than three decades as a news anchor and reporter at TMJ4. She joined TMJ4 in 1991 and made history as the first full-time African-American anchor assigned to early evenings and late newscasts on TMJ4. READ: Amelia Mugavero

Before her retirement, she anchored the 3:30 and 5:00 news and the “Positively Milwaukee Show, with Carole Meekins.” Carole Meekins was recognized with an Emmy at the Chicago/Midwest Emmy ceremonies in 2020 for her outstanding work in the category of Outstanding Achievement for News Specialty Report/Series – Education/Schools. This was just one of many accolades she has received throughout her career. In May 2019, her Positively Milwaukee Award show secured a first-place honor from the Wisconsin Broadcast Association, and the show further garnered a Bronze Award from the Milwaukee Press Club. Her remarkable contributions to journalism were acknowledged with induction into the Silver Circle by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In addition to her professional achievements, Meekins has been esteemed in the Milwaukee community and beyond. She holds a place in the Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame, recognizing her significant impact on journalism in the area. As a member of the Wisconsin Black Media Association, she was honored with an Award of Excellence from the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. Furthermore, her anchoring of a newscast led to the receipt of an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage.

Beyond her journalistic endeavors, Meekins has demonstrated a deep commitment to education and community service. She established the “Carole Meekins Scholarship Fund,” providing deserving high school students with $2,500.00 annually towards their college tuition costs, distributed through the Wisconsin Black Media Association. Her dedication to community upliftment has been recognized through various awards, including the Sisters of Mercy award by St. Catherine and the Living Legend Award by the founders of the Milwaukee Black Inventors Gallery. She has also been inducted into the Mascoutah High School Hall of Fame and received the “Women on the Move” award from the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., as well as the Leadership Award from the Milwaukee Area Girl Scouts and the Media Award of Excellence from the St. Vincent De Paul Society.

Furthermore, Meekins has actively participated in charitable initiatives, serving as the honorary chairwoman of events such as the AIDS Walk Wisconsin and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk for a Cure. She has also contributed to fundraising efforts for the MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, supporting the fight against childhood cancer. Additionally, during her tenure at TMJ4, she was selected to carry the Olympic Torch in conjunction with NBC’s coverage of the 2000 Olympics, showcasing her commitment to both local and global causes.