Rafer Weigel Biography: Wife, Margie Ellisor, Age, Engaged, KUSI, Salary and Net Worth

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Rafer Weigel Biography and Wiki

Rafer Weigel is an American journalist currently serving as the Chief Communications Officer at VetComm.Us in San Diego, California. He is a former news anchor and reporter at KUSI-TV, where he worked for almost two years. He is also the founder and president of WMG Communications, a visual storytelling and consulting company that transforms small and mid-sized businesses and non-profits.

Rafer Weigel Education

Weigel attended Evanston Township High School in 1987 and performed on the Piven Theatre Workshop before joining college. later, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theatre from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Rafer Weigel Age

How old is Rafer? Weigel is 55 years old as of 2024. He was born on May 5, 1969, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. His birthday is celebrated on 5th May every year. His zodiac birth sign is Taurus. READ: Paul Begala

Rafer Weigel Nationality and Ethnicity

Weigel holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and brought up in Connecticut, United States. He is of white ethnicity/heritage and ancestry.

Rafer Weigel Height

Weigel stands at an average height of 5 feet 11 inches. He is a man with average body stature and he also maintains an average body weight of around 77 kilograms ( 171 lbs). However, details regarding his other body measurements are still under review. Weigel’s hair color is light brown and his eyes are dark brown.

Rafer Weigel Parents

Rafer was born and brought up as the only child of a working-class family based in Connecticut, United States. He grew up as the grandson of the founder and CEO of the Weigel Broadcasting founder, John Jacob Weigel. Weigel has two siblings a sister named Jenifer Weigel and a brother named Teddi. Jennifer is a former Chicago television news anchor while his brother is an author. Weigel’s father worked as a veteran journalist on WSL TV before he passed in 2001. READ: Mayra Posey

Rafer Weigel Wife | Margie Ellisor

Is Rafer Married? Weigel is engaged to his longtime best friend and girlfriend, Margie Elisor. Weigel proposed to Margie on December 24, 2020, during a Christmas Eve special on FOX 32. The two love birds had been friends for a very long time before they finally decided to make it official. We shall update more details about Weigel’s wedding once it is confirmed available.

Rafer was previously married to his ex-wife Tiffany Weigel. The duo got married officially and later divorced. He shares a son named Heathcliff John Weigel, born on November 20, 2009 with his ex-wife Tiffany.

Rafer Weigel Salary

Rafer working as the Chief Communications Officer at VetComm.Us in San Diego, California earns an annual salary of $120,000.

Rafer Weigel Chicago Fire

According to our findings, Weigel was suspended and fired from his work at FOX 32 because of sexual misconduct at work. This prompt many media sources to term his suspension from the station as the Chicago fire. As of 2020, Weigel runs his own media company.  Rafer has also covered various stories about the dozens of wildfires happening in Chicago and its environs.

Rafer Weigel Net Worth

Rafer Weigel is an American journalist and chief Communications Officer at VetComm.Us with an estimated net worth of $12 million.

Rafer Weigel KUSI-TV

Rafer Weigel, a three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, returned to KUSI in November of 2022, marking a significant homecoming in his career. He initially launched his television journey at KUSI in 2005, where he honed his skills and began his ascent in the industry. Over the years, Rafer ventured into various major markets across the nation, establishing himself as a prominent figure known for his comprehensive coverage of ground-breaking stories. His notable achievements include garnering acclaim for his reporting during the Ferguson protests in Missouri and gaining national recognition as the reporter who first broke the story of Jussie Smollett’s alleged staging of a hate crime in Chicago.

Following his departure from KUSI in 2006, Rafer assumed the role of lead general assignment reporter at KOVR-TV, a CBS-owned-and-operated station in Sacramento. During his tenure there, he tackled significant events such as wildfires in Lake Tahoe and provided extensive coverage of various elections. In 2008, Rafer transitioned to Atlanta, where he took on the role of sports anchor for CNN/HLN’s “The Morning Express with Robin Meade.” Despite his success in the realm of sports journalism, Rafer’s heart remained drawn to news reporting, leading him back to his hometown of Chicago in 2011. There, he served as a sports anchor/reporter at ABC 7, following in the footsteps of his late father, Tim Weigel, an iconic sportscaster who once reigned over the city’s airwaves.

While Rafer cherished the opportunity to continue his father’s legacy, his true passion lay in the field of news journalism. In 2014, he embraced this passion by assuming the role of evening news anchor at Fox 2, KTVI-TV in St. Louis, where he remained for three years. In 2017, Rafer returned to Chicago once again, this time as a weekend anchor/reporter before ultimately transitioning to the role of morning news anchor for “Good Day Chicago.” Throughout his career, Rafer Weigel has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering impactful news stories and upholding the journalistic integrity instilled in him from the beginning of his career at KUSI.