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 newscaster who has been an employee of WLS-TV, an American broadcast and television station based in Chicago since 1992. Burton anchored at WCIU-TV with her co-anchor Hosea Sanders for the 7 p.m. newscast before moving on to WLS-TV.

About Info
First and last name Cheryl Burton
Profession New anchor and journalist
Popular for 15 Emmy Award

Birthday and Zodiac

Age (as in 2022) 60 years old
Date of birth Dec 22, 1962
Zodiac sign Ibex
Birthplace Chicago, USA
Nationality American
ethnicity African American


School/University Lindblom Technical High School, University of Illinois

Physical Statistics

Height 5 feet and 7 inches
eye color Dark brown
Weight 58 kg

Net value

Estimated Net Worth $30 million

Family and relationship

Father Simpson Burton
Mother Hattie Burton
Husband Jim Rose (ex-husband)
Children N/A
Brothers and sisters four

Social media

Age/height/body measurement of Cheryl Burton

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

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Cheryl’s height is 5 feet and 7 inches. Her eye colors are dark brown. Cheryl weighs about 58 kg. Plus, Cheryl has a perfectly proportioned 35-24-25 inch body.

Cheryl Burton Age

Cheryl Burton’s Education

Cheryl attended Lindblom Technical High School, known as Lindblom Math and Science Academy, for her upper secondary education. Cheryl also attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she completed her bachelor’s degree. Cheryl is a graduate of the University of Illinois in physiology and biology. Cheryl is also an active member of Sigma Theta Sorority, a historic African-American organization. Cheryl is one of the very first alumni to be inducted into the Hall of Fame at 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 of her other five siblings. Cheryl’s mother was a Chicago Public Schools teacher, while her father was a United States Air Force veteran. The names of Cheryl’s other siblings are 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 married in 1986. The place and exact time of their wedding is unknown. Unfortunately, the couple ended their relationship after nine years of marriage. Cheryl and Jim divorced in 1995. Cheryl has been single since her divorce.

Cheryl Burton’s Career

Cheryl started her career as a participant in Star Search. She later got an appearance on the TV show ‘Romper Room’. 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 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. Cheryl worked as a weekend co-anchor and reporter. Cheryl replaced Anchor Kathy Brock, who retired from the 10 p.m. show on 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. Cheryl’s awards include 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 highly respected and loved news anchor. Not to mention, Cheryl is a 15-time Emmy winner and has amassed quite a large fortune during 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 approximately $30 million.

Cheryl Burton’s Social Media

Cheryl connects with her fans and audience through her social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, except television. Cheryl is an active user on both Twitter and Facebook. She shares the news stories daily in her social media feeds. Additionally, 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.
  • The zodiac sign of Cheryl 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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