Emmy award winning journalist and anchor Micah Materre has made her mark on the broadcasting world. She is best known as the main anchor of Chicago’s WGN television station.
Born and raised in the Windy City, she has been in the news business for more than three decades. She started her broadcasting career in 1983 at NPR affiliate WBEZ radio where she produced and reported for four years. She has also taught radio production at Columbia College.
Her media career has spanned from Chicago to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Detroit, where she served as the co-anchor of WJBK TV for eight years before being named the anchor of the top-rated WGN newscast. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including an Emmy and a Michigan Association of Broadcasters award.
Despite her success as an anchor and reporter, she continues to be involved in many community events and civic organizations. She serves as the host of “People to People,” a public affairs program on WGN, and is a commentator on numerous events.
Most importantly, she is a mother of two. Her daughters, Jessica and Gloria, have been a part of her life since day one. She is a proud mom who has a plethora of books to read, music to listen to and a slew of hobbies and interests.
The most important question is, what is her next move? Her family has been very supportive. She is looking forward to getting back on the air in the coming weeks as she recovers from her surgery.