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Ugochi Iloka is an award-winning American journalist who works for WBRC FOX 6 News. Previously, she worked at Huntsville TV, CD3 Media, and KHBS Tv as a news reporter. At present, IIoka anchors and reports working out of the Tuscaloosa bureau. In 2013 she won the Arkansas Associated Press winner for continuous coverage.
Ugochi IIoka was born on January 22, 1989, in Houston, Texas, the United States. She is 31 years old as of 2020. IIoaka has a Nigerian ancestry. She graduated with a Bachelor in Mass Communications from Sam Houston State University. Additionally, she has minored in Political Science as well. Ugochi has two brothers and a sister. Likewise, she has a paternal half-brother.
Is Ugochi IIoka a married woman?
Yes, the talented reporter is a married woman, and she is living happily with her family in Tuscaloosa., Alabama. On August 26, 2013, IIoka shared a picture on her Facebook with the caption: "Just got engaged the love of my life proposed so happy." However, there is not enough information about the couple's wedding ceremony.
Ugochi has shared some of her husband's pictures on social media, but she hasn't revealed the full identity of her spouse. However, the couple shares a lovely daughter. IIoka welcomed her daughter, Skylar Oluchi Ifeobu, on March 4, 2014. She is six years old as of 2020 and studies at a primary school. As a mother, IIoka takes her daughter to gymnastic classes or participating in events organized by her sorority Zeta Phi Beta.
IIoka and her husband seem to be longtime partners. They have been living together for over a decade without any complications. Ugochi and her family follow the Christian religion. Do you know she won a scholarship Pagent in her sophomore year of college, Miss Lady Dubois 2010? In her leisure time, Ugochi loves to do Zumba just like another reporter, Harmony Mendoza.
As a reporter for WBRC FOX6 News, Ugochi earns an annual salary of over $48,000. Likewise, she has amassed a decent net worth of $800,000 from her journalism career. IIoka joined WBRC in October 2016, and the average salary for reporters at Fox News ranges from $38,000-$152,000 per year.
IIoka also worked as a tv news reporter for KHBS/KHOG ABC/CW from 2013-2016. Therefore, she earned a substantial amount of money in a short time. While working for KHBS, she won an award as well.
Like IIoka, another famous reporter, Brittany Decker's net worth is also $800,000. Over the past few years, there has been a certain increase in female journalist's paycheck. However, there is still a huge gap in the earnings of male and female colleagues.
Notable Works and Awards
Ugochi means god's strength in her native Nigerian language. As a strong believer in god, IIoka believes in giving back to the community. She takes part in community service and speaking event opportunities.
While working for the ABC affiliate, 40/29 news, IIoka won an Arkansas Associated Press grant in 2013 for her continuous Scott County flood coverage.