Cheryl Burton Age, Salary, Husband, Parents, Obituary, Career, Family, University, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Cheryl Burton

Who is Cheryl Burton?

Cheryl Burton is an American Journalist and a News Anchor who has been an employee of the WLS-TV, an American broadcasting and television station based in Chicago, since 1992. Burton Anchored at WCIU-TV with her co-anchor Hosea Sanders for the 7 pm newscast before moving on to WLS-TV.

Full NameCheryl Burton
ProfessionNews Anchor and Journalist
Popular For15 Emmy Award

Birthday and Zodiac

Age (As in 2022)60 Years Old
Date of BirthDecember 22, 1962
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Birth PlaceChicago, US


School/UniversityLindblom Technical High School,  University of Illinois

Physical Stats

Height5 Feet and 7 Inches
Eye ColorDark Brown
Weight58 Kg

Net worth

Estimated net worth$30 million

Family and Relationship

FatherSimpson Burton
MotherHattie Burton
HusbandJim Rose(Ex-husband)

Social media

Social MediaFacebook, Twitter

Cheryl Burton’s Age/Height/Body Measurement

In 1962, Cheryl burton was born on December 25 at Provident Hospital, which is situated in Chicago. Cheryl is 60 years old as of 2022. Cheryl’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. Cheryl’s nationality is American, and his ethnicity is African-American. Cheryl was raised in the Chatham community and followed the Christian religion.

Cheryl’s height is 5 feet and 7 inches. Her eyes colors are dark brown. Cheryl weighs around 58 kg. Moreover, Cheryl has a perfectly proportionated body that measures 35-24-25 inches.

Cheryl Burton Age

Cheryl Burton’s Education

Cheryl attended Lindblom Technical High School, known as Lindblom Math and Science Academy, for her higher secondary education. Furthermore, Cheryl studied at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she completed her Bachelor’s. Cheryl graduated from the University of Illinois in Physcholy and Biology. Cheryl is also an active member of Sigma Theta Sorority, a historical African-American Organization. Cheryl is one of the very first Alumni added to the Hall of Fame in her school.

Cheryl Burton’s Family/Relationship

Cheryl was born to her father, Simpson Burton and her mother, Hattie Burton. Cheryl is the Fouth child out of her other five siblings. Cheryl’s mother was a Chicago Public Schools teacher, while her father was a U.S Air Force veteran. The names of other siblings of Cheryl is unknown.

Burton dated the ABC 7s sports reporter Jim Rose. Burton started dating Jim in high school when Cheryl was the cheerleader for Chicago Bears. Jim surprised Cheryl with a diamond ring and proposed to her with all his heart. The couple got married in 1986. The place and exact time of their marriage ceremony is not known. Sadly the couple ended their relationship after nine years of marriage. Cheryl and Jim divorced in 1995. Cheryl has been single ever since her divorce.

Cheryl Burton’s Career

Cheryl started her career as a contestant on Star Search. She was later given a broadcasting opportunity on the “Romper Room” TV show. She was also a host for “Simply Elegant”, which ran for an hour. In 1989 WGN-TV’s “MBR: The Minority Business Report,” a weekly series, Cheryl was cast as a Co-anchor.

At WMBD-TV, Cheryl worked as a reporter and moved to Peoria, Illinois, in 1990. She worked as an anchor at KWCH-DT in Wichita from 1990 to 1992. Cheryl left KWCH-DT and joined WLS-TV in 1992. There Cheryl worked as a weekend co-anchor and reporter. Cheryl replaced the Anchor Kathy brock, who retired from the 10 pm show at WLS-TV on June 12, 2018.

Cheryl Burton’s Achievement

Cheryl Burton is the holder of 15 Emmy Awards as of 2022. Cheryl covered “Journey to Witness History”, written by Barak Obama, which won her an Emmy Award in 2009. The awards achieved by Cheryl are the CABJ award, Phenomenal Woman Award, Thurgood Marshall Award twice in 2004 and 2005, Procter Gamble Award, National Association of Black Journalists, Vernon Jarrett Par Excellence Award, Spirit Award, Russ Ewing Award in 2004 and 2003.

Cheryl Burton’s Net Worth

Cheryl is a very respected and loved News anchor. Not to forget, Cheryl is a 15 times Emmy winner and has accumulated quite a big fortune throughout her career as a News Anchor and Journalist. Cheryl earns her primary source of income from her career as a news anchor and Journalism. As of 2022, Cheryl’s estimated net worth is about $30 Million.

Cheryl Burton’s Social Media

Cheryl connects with her fans and audiences through her Social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, apart from Television. Cheryl is an active user on both Twitter and Facebook. She shares the News reports in her social media feeds daily. Moreover, Cheryl has 16.1k Twitter followers as of July 2022. Cheryl has 42k followers on Facebook as of June 2022.


  • Cheryl is 60 years old as of 2022.
  • Cheryl’s zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • Cheryl’s Nationality is American.
  • Cheryl’s Ethnicity is African-American.
  • Cheryl Burton’s Net worth as of 2022 is $30 Million.
  • Cheryl has 42k followers on Facebook as of June 2022.


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