Ron Steele Biography: KWWL, Salary, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Retirement and Heart Attack

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Ron Steele Biography

Ron Steele is an American award-winning senior journalist currently serving as a news anchor and reporter at KWWL-TV; Qunicy Newspapers, Inc in Iowa. He joined KWWL in 1974, as a sports director and was the original play-by-play voice of the Iowa Television Network. He has an experience of more than five decades in media news. He is a member of the Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

Ron Steele Education

Steele holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Iowa. He also spent 8 years on the Board of Directors for The University of Iowa Alumni Association and was Board Chair in 2012-2013. READ: Michael Portillo

Ron Steele Age

How old is Ron? Ron is 74 years old as of 2024. He was born in 1950, in Washington, Iowa, United States of America. His birthday is currently under review.

Ron Steele Nationality and Ethnicity

Steele holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in Washington, Iowa, United States. He belongs to the White-American ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Ron Steele Height

He stands at an average height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and maintains abody weight of 150 lbs (68 kg).

Ron Steele Family

Ron was born and raised in Washington, Iowa by his parents. However, information regarding his family members including his father, mother and siblings is currently under review. READ: Jill Wagner

Ron Steele Wife

Is Ron Married? Steele is happily married to his wife Candy Steele. The couple have been in marriage for more than five decades. The duo are proud parents to three grown children, two sons Ben and Luke and a daughter Katie.

Ron Steele Heart Attack

In February 2017, Ron experienced a heart attack, leading to a successful quadruple bypass open heart surgery. His medical team in Iowa City coined the procedure as “a new heart and a 35-year warranty.” Returning to work in April of the same year, he has since been diligently engaging in almost daily workout sessions.

Ron Steele Retirement

Ron has not yet announced his retirement from the news. He is still working at KWWL-TV, however, we will update his retirement details once confirmed.

Ron Steele Salary

Steele serving as a news anchor and reporter at KWWL-TV; Qunicy Newspapers, Inc in Iowa earns an estimated annual salary of $150,000.

Ron Steele Net Worth

Ron is an American award-winning senior journalist, anchor and reporter with an estimated net worth of $1 million. READ: Drew Pritchard 

Ron Steele KWWL-TV

Ron currently serves as a news anchor and reporter at KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa. He joined KWWL in 1974 as Sports Director and was the original play-by-play voice of the Iowa Television Network.

He also did play-by-play telecasts for NBC Sports and ESPN, including the Women’s College Basketball Finals and NCAA II Wrestling Finals. He still enjoys sports reporting, and has brought KWWL viewers “Live” reports from such events as the Super Bowl, NCAA Basketball Tournament and The Heisman Trophy presentation at New York City’s Downtown Athletic Club.

In 2013, KWWL introduced The Steele Report, a platform dedicated to dissecting pertinent current affairs, hosting notable figures, and engaging with policymakers. Ron, at the helm, steered the show through 478 episodes aired on KWWL and, shedding light on critical issues and personalities shaping the landscape.

Among Ron’s cherished memories is his exclusive interview aboard Air Force One with President George Bush (41) during a transit from New Mexico to Iowa for an address in Des Moines, an experience emblematic of his distinguished career. Recognizing his contributions, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences bestowed upon Ron the esteemed Silver Circle Award during the 2011 Upper Midwest Emmy Awards, adding to his repertoire of multiple Emmy wins and nominations.