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.
26 thoughts on “Micah Materre Back Surgery”
Praying for a successful outcome. Back issues are no joke and sitting for hours and maintaining posture and professionalism on the air is a tribute to your incredible talent and inner strength.
Hi we are really missed Micah and really curious as to where she was. I am sorry she needed surgery. I would like to know know what kind of back surgery,I have severe back issues . Wishing you well.
Get well micah really miss seeing you on TV
Take care BE WELL
Really Miss You Micah. Sending my Love ❤️and Prayers for your speedy recovery Wishing You Best Health is #1. You are a Phenomenal Woman You are a Beautiful Smart Talented You are a great leader in our community Thanks always reporting the Truth to Us the Community Love my Sis❤️
You are so missed. Your smiles and banter with your coworkers always lift my spirits. Your serious pieces are thoughtful and inspiring.
Best wishes for a full and rapid recovery.
Hey Micah, from one Drake Bulldog to another, you got this! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Miss you, didn’t know what happened to you, now I know, I have back issues also, and I know what your going thru, get well fast, so I can see you on the news
I was wondering why Micah wasn’t on at nine. Miss seeing your beautiful smile and I wish you a blessed recovery. Hope you’ll be back soon.
Micah has truly been missed on air. Praying for complete healing ❤️🩹
Hi Micah. I feel your pain hope you’re doing better? I had spinal fusion surgery the end of December and was told up to 9 months recovery, every day is a little better. I had 2 rods 6 screws and 2 cages put in my lower back. My prayers are with you for a full recovery. Miss you on the news.
Micah. I hope you arerecovering well and wish you the best. It will be great to see your smiling face again. Praying for a speedy recovery. 🙏
Micah, you are such a beautiful lady and my wife and I wish you a speedy recovery we sure miss you on the news every night. God bless you, be well. Gladis & Olga Lopez
Hi Micah Praying for you I miss seeing you on the WGN News and was wondering why you had been gone for a while now I know that you had surgery . Hope to see you again on the air.
Wishing you the best Micah! Not the same without you. Back issues are no fun. I have suffered a sciatica issue for years and have tried everything. Always looking for the magic before a surgery.
The BEST to you and look forward to your return.
Get well soon we miss you on WGN
My wife and I loved to watch you, we pray for your swift recovery.
I’m so sorry you had to have back surgery and send all my Prayers and Best Wishes for a speedy recovery!
As wonderful as the fill-ins have been, there’s No One Like You!!
Continue your recovery and come back to us as soon as you can!
Praying that the Peace of God will comfort you, His strength will heal you, and His love will keep you during this time of convalescence! And looking forward to seeing you back on the air again Micah!
Micah, we miss you!
I didn’t know about your surgery until now, but I will definitely pray for your healing and recovery.
You are deeply loved and your absence is sorely felt
Return to us as soon as you’re able.
Micah, you’re back!!
So happy you’ve recovered and are doing well. You look great, and you were missed!
Prayers for Micah’s healing. Back problems are NO joke and can’t wait for her to return to TV. She’s truly missed.
Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon and we miss you on WGN!
I am an avid fan of yours who really missed you. One day I happened to turn on the news on Channel 9 at 6:00pm and was so happy to see that you are back. I hope that you are fully recovered from your surgery. Take care of yourself. Wishing you the best of health and success.
Janiece R. Archer
So glad you are back, you were missed. Hope you feeling as good as you look and sound. You were missed.
I am so glad that you are back.