Rafer Weigel Biography and Wiki
Rafer Weigel is an American Award-winning broadcast journalist and news personality who currently serves as the president of Weigel Media Group a storytelling company. Prior to this, He worked as the early morning weekday news anchor and general assignment reporter at WFLD-Channel 32 in Chicago.
Prior to joining WFLD, Rafer served as the weekend sports anchor and reporter at WLS-TV in Chicago, the sports anchor for CNN HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade.
Rafer Weigel Age and Birthday
Rafer was born on May 5, 1969, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. He is 52 years old as of 2021. His birth sign is Taurus. Weigel turns 53 years old on May 5, 2022.
Rafer Weigel Height
Weigel stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (Approx.1.8 meters)tall.
Rafer Weigel Education
The news personality graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1987. Weigel later enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a public land-grant research university in Illinois in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, where he graduated with a degree in theatre in 1992 upon completing his studies in London. Further details regarding his academic credentials will be updated soon.
Rafer Weigel Family, Parents, Siblings
Rafer was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to his parents, late Tim Weigel (father), and Kathy Worthington (mother). His father worked as a Chicago television sportscaster and newspaper columnist while his mother at WGN Radio as a news anchor. Unfortunately, his father passed away in 2001 due to brain cancer. Weigel is named after Olympian Rafer Johnson.
He grew up in Connecticut alongside his sisters, Jenniffer Weigel, a former Chicago television news anchor and published author, and Teddi Weigel, who began high school in 2008.
Rafer Weigel Wife, Is He Married?
In regards to his marital entanglements, the accomplished journalist is engaged to Margie Ellisor, an American journalist and news personality serving as a co-anchor at FOX 2 News in the Morning at 5:00 am-7:00 am. He was previously Tiffany Weigel but parted ways due to reasons unknown to the public. We are keeping tabs and we will update his partner’s details soon.
Rafer Weigel Kids
Rafer is the proud dad to his son named Heathcliff John Weigel, born on November 20, 2009, with his ex-wife, Tiffany.
Rafer Weigel Salary
According to our estimates, Weigel receives an average annual salary ranging from $62,300 to $122,500. His contract with the exact figures is yet to be released.
Rafer Weigel Net Worth
Rafer Weigel has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2021. Thi amount is from his extensive career as a journalist among other investments.
Rafer Weigel Weigel Media Group
The Weigel Media Group is a storytelling company that builds revenue and awareness for brands with expert video and written storytelling strategies, crafting click-worthy creative assets that reach your target audience through multiple media channels. Rafer became the president of the company in March 2020.
Rafer Weigel FOX|WFDL
Prior to assuming his current position, Rafer served as an anchor and reporter for WFLD-Channel 32 in Chicago, joining the station on September 1, 2017, and resigning on February 2020. He also served as WLS talk-radio AM-890 as well as a news anchor at KTVI FOX 2 News.