Marion Brooks NBC, Bio, Age, Braids, Daughter, Husband, Family, Hair, Height, Salary and Net Worth

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Marion Brooks Biography and Wiki

Marion Brooks is an American award-winning journalist, anchor and reporter currently working as a news anchor and reporter at NBC5, in Chicago, Illinois since 1998. She also served as an anchor and reporter in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marion Brooks Education

Marion attended and graduated from Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Marion Brooks Age and Birthday

How old is Marion? Marion is 60 years old as of 2023. She was born on April 18, 1963, in Portland, Oregon, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on 18th April of every year. RELATED: Alex Cheney

Marion Brooks Nationality and Ethnicity

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

Marion Brooks Parents

Brooks was born and raised in Portland, Oregon by her parents. She is the daughter (mother) Margret Brooks and (father) Sam Brooks. Details about her siblings are currently under review.

Marion Brooks Husband and Children

Is Marion married? Marion is happily married to her husband Ruye Hawkins, a lawyer in Orlando. The couple got married through a private wedding ceremony in March 2005 which was administered by Rev. Willie T. Barrow, a Church of God minister in Lake Tahoe, California.

Marion also had a relationship with former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell in the 1990s while working in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marion Brooks Daughters

Brooks and her husband Hawkins are proud parents of two daughters, Sydney Hawkins and Brooks Hawkins.

Marion Brooks Height

How tall is Marion? Marion stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.87 m). Her other body measurements are not yet available. RELATED: Raegan Medgie

Marion Brooks NBC5, Chicago

Marion Brooks is a highly acclaimed anchor and reporter and is an integral part of NBC 5. As a member of the NBC 5 Investigates team, she brings her expertise and passion to the screen. Marion anchors the NBC 5 News at 11 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, captivating audiences with her insightful reporting.

Since 2017, Marion has also co-hosted the NBC 5 production of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Her commitment to storytelling and reporting shines through in her work. She has a profound interest in social and criminal justice issues, which has led her to delve into the story of Emmett Till in the documentary titled “The Lost Story of Emmett Till: The Universal Child,” where she contributed vital updates and context.

During the period of racial unrest following the tragic murder of George Floyd, Marion took the lead in NBC 5’s Race In Chicago initiatives. This multi-platform project included “Say the Word, Say the Name,” a digital series featuring first-person accounts of experiences with racism, as well as a reading of the names of individuals who lost their lives in racially motivated killings. The television special(s) on Race in Chicago garnered national recognition for Marion and her co-producers from the National Alliance for Women in Media (Gracie). RELATED: Fay Fredricks

Marion’s outstanding series of reports on Sex Trafficking in Chicago have earned her numerous accolades, including a national Gracie Award and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television and Digital News Association (RTDNA). Her investigative work on sexual violence issues also led to the creation of the Survivor’s Project on This project showcases brave survivors of sexual violence, highlighting their experiences and their strength in taking control of their narratives. The Survivor’s Project received recognition from the RTDNA with a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Silver Dome Award.

Marion joined NBC 5 in 1998 as a weekend anchor, coming from Atlanta, Georgia, where she served as an anchor/reporter at WSB-TV. Throughout her career, she has worked in various regions and markets across the country, starting at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida and gaining valuable experience in journalism’s advertising side through a management training program for the New York Times Newspaper Group.

Marion’s journey in broadcasting began in radio at WGST, a news talk station in Atlanta. It was in this entry-level position that she discovered her passion for journalism, enduring long hours, hard work, and the exhilaration of news gathering. She attributes this early experience to solidifying her unwavering desire to work as a journalist.

Marion Brooks Salary

Marion as one of the news anchors at NBC5 earns an estimated salary ranging from $42,448 to $100,879 annually. However, her exact salary is not yet available.

Marion Brooks Net Worth

Marion as an accomplished American award-winning journalist, anchor, and reporter has an estimated salary ranging from $1-$5 million.

Brooks Awards and Honors

Marion as a journalist has won and been awarded various awards including:

  • Illinois Mental Health Association
  • Chicago Association of Black Journalists
  • Illinois Broadcast Association
  • National Vernon Jarrett Award, 2005 – Institute of Advanced Journalism Studies, North Carolina A&T State University
  • National Mental Health Association
  • National Emmy Award
  • Alliance for Women in Media (Gracie)
  • Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Award, Region 7)
  • Associated Press
  • National Association of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Midwest Chapter Emmy Award

Marion Brooks Facts

  • Full Name: Marion Brooks
  • Age: 60 years old as of 2023
  • Date of Birth: April 18, 1963
  • Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Husband: Ruye Hawkins
  • Children: Sydney Hawkins and Brooks Hawkins
  • Height: 6 feet and 2 inches
  • Education: Spelman College
  • Net Worth: $1-$5 million