Vernon Odom

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Journalist (1948)
Sun May 26 2019
By   Pramesh Baskota

When you are giving your best to your professional career, people get more interested in your destiny and spot your success from the shadows. The same thing happened with Vernon Odom, and he now has marked his career with the height of fame. 

Odom is an American journalist who is best known for his television work. He has interviewed many notable personalities in his journalism career. For his work, he has earned many accolades and honors.

Personal Life: Wife & Children 

Vernon Odom is a married man as of 2019. He first met his wife at the time of reporting in Philadelphia, Wanda Motley, a former Inquirer reporter. Since then, the duo started dating and soon got engaged. The couple married in a private ceremony in Philadelphia.

Vernon Odom's Wife, Wanda Motley
Picture: Vernon Odom's Wife, Wanda Motley.

In addition, the couple shares two children; they first welcomed their daughter on 1995 and after two years, they became parents for second time with the birth of son, Lane Odom (1997). As of now, he resides in Chester County along with his family.

Trivia

Odom won the History Maker award for his dedication to WPVI-TV/6abc in Philadelphia. He wrote a poignant story about what inspired him to work as a television broadcaster. He is an Animal lover.

Net Worth-$5 million

Vernon Odom has an estimated net worth of $5 million (2019). Likewise, his wife, Motley, has $2 million in net worth. Having a lucrative amount of net worth, he also makes an efficient amount of fortune from his other works which include interviews, endorsements, etc.

Vernon Odom worked in the television station owned and operated by ABC, WPVI-TV with Jim Gardner, $2 million in net worth, and Cecily Tynan, $3 million net worth. He has also served with many well-known journalists including Matt O'Donnell with a net worth of about $1 million, Monica Malpass with a net worth of $5 million, and Ducis Rodgers with a net worth of $2 million

Academic Achievement  

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Political Science from Morehouse College. Later, he graduated from Columbia University. From an early age, he developed a passion for journalism and participated in various programs while at college.

Professional Life

Vernon Odom started his career as a journalist for WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, on 17th May 1976. Furthermore, he has covered a plethora of major stories during his tenure ranging from Presidential debates to the MOVE disaster of 1985

He also hosted a weekly look at urban life, Visions in Philadelphia. In November of 2004, he was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. He retired from WPVI Philadelphia after 42 years on 14th December 2018. Just like Vernon, Amber Philips, Andrea Mitchell and Christie Ileto are a pretty popular journalist of today's era. 

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