Ron Magers is an American legendary news anchor and reporter who retired in 2016. Further, Magers worked as an anchor for ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) located in Chicago, Illinois from 1998 to 2016. Moreover, Ron used to co-anchor the top-rated 5 pm and 10 pm broadcasts news at WLS-TV. Besides, Magers started his career from KEZI-TV in Eugene, Oregon in 1965 and later joined KGW-TV as producer and anchor at 11 pm newscast. He also hosted a Group W 30 minute weekly syndicated program "Ron Magers Electric Impressions" in 1971.
The former WLS-TV anchor, Ron Magers was born on August 27, 1944, in San Bernardino, California, USA. He grew up and raised by his parents in Cordova, Alaska, and Ellenburg, Washington. Besides, he has a brother named Paul Magers, who is also a former television anchor and reporter for KCBS-TV affiliated to CBS TV. He holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Apart, he studied in Toppenish, Washington where he hosted radio shows and also worked part-time as a journalist.
Who Is Beautiful Wife of Ron Magers?
Well, Ron Magers, 75, is a married man. He is married to his love of life turned wife, Elise Magers. But, we don't have an exact date of their wedding or where it was held yet. As per some sources, Ron and Elise are married for over two decades and still sharing a strong bond between them.
Moreover, they exchange their vows in the private ceremony in the presence of their family and friends. The couple is living a happy marital life by sharing every up and down of their life. The duo shares three beautiful daughters from their long marital life. As of now, he is just enjoying his happy family moment.
Father of Three Daughters
The former ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) news anchor, Magers is enjoying a proud and happy fatherhood life with his three daughters. They are Kendall Hewitt, Tracey Magers, and Tisa Koso. Well, he hasn't revealed the date of birth of his daughters yet.
Nevertheless, his daughters are all grown up and very busy in their respective fields. He along with his wife are very proud of being parenthood of three beautiful daughters. As of now, he is living a happy fatherhood life with his wife and three daughters.
Ron Magers' Net Worth & Salary
Ron Magers has earned a hefty amount of money from his long career as an anchor and news reporter. Furthermore, his estimated net worth is around $1.1 million. However, his exact net worth figure is still under review. His main source of earning is from his journalism career.
On the other hand, he used to earn around $50,000 per year as an annual salary from WLS-TV till his retirement in 2016. As of now, he is living a healthy and wealthy life with his wife and three daughters.
Three Decades-Long Career in Journalism
The legendary news anchor, Ron started his career in 1965 form KEZI-TV in Eugene, Oregon as a reporter and news contributor. However, he left KEZI-TV and joined KGW-TV in Portland, Ore as producer and anchor for 11 pm news in 1967. Later, he went to KPIX-TV where he worked as a reporter and anchor from 1968 to 1974.
Besides, he also hosted a Group W 30 minute weekly syndicated program in 1971, Ron Magers Electric Impression. Later, he also worked at KSTP-TV the ABC ( formerly NBC) affiliate from 1974 to 1981. He joined ABC 7 Chicago- WLS-TV in 1998. He used to co-anchored the to-rated 5: pm and 10 p.m broadcast with Cheryl Burton and Kathy Brock. He also co-hosted the show with Carol Marin. He retired in May 2016 from WLS-TV.
Awards and Achievements
Ron has won numerous awards including six Chicago Emmy Awards, a Peter Lisagor Award, and a National Press Club citation. Besides, he has also won an Associated Press Award, an Illinois Broadcasters Association Awards, the Ohio State Award, and many others.