Cheryl Burton Bio, Affair, Divorce, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Salary, Age, Nationality, Height


Cheryl Burton is a journalist, news anchor. Cheryl is divorced.

Relationship Facts of Cheryl Burton

  • Cheryl Burton is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Cheryl Burton is a divorced and single woman at the present time.

She was previously married to ABC 7 sports reporter Jim Rose. She began dating Burton when she was a Chicago Bears cheerleader.

After a long-term affair, the couple got married. They tied the knot in the year 1986. After a short period of their marriage, the couple got divorced in 1995. They didn’t have any children together. Since then, she has not been in any relationships until now.

Who is Cheryl Burton?

Cheryl Burton is an American journalist. She currently works as a news anchor at WLS-TV located in Chicago. She has been working for ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) in Chicago, Illinois since 1992.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality

Cheryl Burton was born on December 25, 1962, at Provident Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Her father Neil Peter Burton is an advocate consultant and her mother Lillian Burton is an interior designer.

She has four siblings, one of her sister’s name is Judy. Her parents are very supportive of her career.

Her nationality is American and she is of African-American ethnicity. She follows Christianity and was raised in the Chatham community.

When she was young, she had different ambitions. She wanted to be a doctor, ballerina.

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Caption: Cheryl Burton and Jim Rose (Source: Biography Mask)


For high school education, she attended Lindblom Technical High School. She graduated from Lindblom Technical High School in 1980.

After that, she attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She graduated from there with her B.S. in Psychology and Biology. She was a cheerleader for the Chicago Bears for three seasons from 1983 to 1986.

Cheryl Burton: Career, Profession

Cheryl Burton began her career appearing in the American children’s television series, Romper Room. After that, she appeared as a contestant on Star Search.

After that, she hosted an hour-long cable TV show called Simply Elegant. She began her journalism career as a co-anchor in a nationally syndicated weekly series” MBR: The Minority Business Report” in 1989.

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Caption: Cheryl Burton and Jim Rose (Source: Biography Mask)

The following year, Cheryl moved to Peoria, Illinois, where she worked as a reporter at WMBD-TV. She then became an anchor at KWCH-DT in Wichita, Kansas in 1990. Two years later, she joined WLS-TV in 1992 as a weekend co-anchor and reporter.

Since then, Cheryl has been working as a news anchor at WLS-TV. In addition to journalism, she is a public speaker for the students of the Chicago Public Schools.

Cheryl Burton: Salary, Net Worth

Her salary is unknown. She has a net worth of $30 million as of 2015.

Cheryl Burton: Awards, Nominations

Journalist Cheryl has won several Emmy awards for her news channel being rated number one.

She has been honored with the Thurgood Marshall Award twice in 2004 and 2005.

In 2009, she won the Procter & Gamble Award for her outstanding community service and Procter and Gamble Pioneer Award for community service.

Cheryl then won the NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) Salute to Excellence International award and Vernon Jarrett Par Excellence Award in journalism in 2008.

Cheryl then won the Sisters in the Spirit Award in 2005. She was the first recipient of the award.

She was awarded Russ Ewing Award in 2004 and 2003. In 2004 for covering the story of mother and daughter, Mother donated her kidney to her daughter.

In 2003 she received that award for showing the tragic incident of E2 nightclub.

In 1998, she won the Kizzy Image and Achievement Award.

Furthermore, in 1997, Burton received the Phenomenal Woman Award.

In 1995, she was awarded the CABJ award for covering Million Man March.

Cheryl Burton: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

In April 2008, a man punched her in the face while she was on her dinner break. She was punched by 28-year-old Gregory Perdue. After the attack, she said that she suffered from headaches for several months.

At the trial, Perdue’s attorney said that he was schizophrenic. He was not found guilty and the judge instead remanded Perdue to the state Department of Mental Health until April 2015.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Cheryl Burton is 5 Feet and 7 Inches tall. She has dark brown hair and her eye color is also dark brown. There is no information about her weight and other body measurements.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Cheryl Burton is active on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter but she does not use an Instagram account. She has around 40.6 k followers on Facebook, She has more than 14.5 k followers on Twitter.

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