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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
Marion is 57 years old as of 2020. She was born April 18, 1963, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada but she was raised in Portland, Oregon. She celebrates her birthday on 18th April of every year.
Marion Brooks Parents
Brooks is the daughter (mother) Margret Brooks and (father) Sam Brooks.
Marion Brooks Husband and Children
Marion had a relationship with former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell in the 1990s while working in Atlanta, Georgia.
Marion got married to her husband Ruye Hawkins, a lawyer in Orlando in March 2005. Their wedding was administered by Rev. Willie T. Barrow, a Church of God minister in Lake Tahoe, California.
Marion Brooks Daughters
Brooks and her husband Hawkins are proud parents of two daughters, Sydney Hawkins and Brooks Hawkins.
Marion Brooks Height
Marion stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.87 m). However, her other body measurements are not yet available.
Marion Brooks NBC5, Chicago
Brooks is an award-winning anchor and reporter at NBC5. She joined NBC5 in 1998 after working as an anchor and reporter. She currently anchors the NBC5 News at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each weekday and she is part of the NBC5 Investigative reporter’s team.
Brooks’ enthusiasm is reporting and narrating and in her insightful work has been attracted to social and criminal equity issues. Her arrangement of reports on Sex Trafficking in Chicago in 2014 has earned her few honors remembering national recognition from the Alliance for Women for Media (Gracie) and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
Her profession has crossed more than a few areas and market estimates in the country. Starting at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla., Brooks took in the publicizing side of news coverage in an administration preparing the program for the New York Times Newspaper Group.
Her first employment in communicating was in radio at WGST, a news talk station in Atlanta, in the section level sort of occupation that presented her to the extended periods, difficult work, and adrenaline surges of newsgathering. She acknowledges this experience for hardening her craving to fill in as a columnist.
Her first TV work took her to probably the least fortunate area in the country, the Mississippi Delta. From that point her profession twisted through business sectors around the country with stops in Jacksonville, Fla., St. Louis, Mo., Atlanta, Ga., and Chicago. She’s covered everything from significant catastrophic events to governmental issues, wrongdoing and courts to wellbeing, consumer issues to two Olympic Games, and much in the middle.
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 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: 57 years old as of 2020
- 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