Marion Brooks Biography
Marion Brooks is an American journalist and television news Correspondent for NBC5 news. The award-winning journalist is the member of the NBC5 Investigates team of investigative anchors. Furthermore, she is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Her hard work and enthusiasm in journalism have earned her several awards including Peter Lisagor Award 2013 and an Emmy award nomination.
Marion Brooks Age
Brooks was born on the 18th of April 1963. She is 54 years old as of 2019.
Marion Brooks Parents|Marion Brooks Family
Brooks was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was however raised in Portland Oregon. Marion is the daughter of Sam Brooks and Margret Brooks. Not much is known about her parents in terms of their professional career. However, it is obvious that her parents love and cherish her. Her parents have been living as husband and wife for more than four and a half decades.
Marion Brooks Married
Marion Brooks husband is Ruye Hawkins. Ruye is an attorney based in Orlando. The couple dated for a while before they finally decided to tie the knot on March 2005. Their wedding was held at Lake Tahoe, California on March 12, 2005.
They met while they were studying in college. Ruye was in Morehouse College the sister school of Spelman College. Brooks was dating Ruye’s roommate, while he was dating hers. However, they never interacted much with each other until 14 years later.
Marion Brooks Daughter
The couple revealed, shortly after their wedding, that they were expecting a baby girl in May 2005. On 2 June 2006, the lovebirds welcomed their daughter, Brooks Hawkins. Marion has a stepdaughter called Sydney Hawkins from Ruye’s former marriage.
Marion Brooks Education
The intelligent investigative journalist must have been a bright student while at school. She went to a local high school where she graduated after the completion of her studies. She then enrolled at Spelman College where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Spelman College.
Marion Brooks Career
Brooks debut in the field of journalism was at radio broadcasting, WGST. She commenced Atlanta’s station job as an entry level post. She had also briefly employed as a reporter cum anchor at Atlanta, Ga.
Marion Brooks Chicago
Her debut in television broadcasting career was at Mississippi Delta, and then at WJKS-TV in Jacksonville. She also worked in the following stations, KTVI-TV in St. Louis, WSB-TV in Atlanta, and later in Chicago. She worked for two consecutive years at WSB-TV before she left for NBC5. Besides her superb journalism job, she is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Marion Brooks NBC Chicago
Brooks is a member of the NBC5 Investigates. The NBC5 is a special team of reporters specializing in insightful investigations. She became a member of the team in mid-1998. Ever since her recruitment to the team, she has stayed there for more than two decades. Furthermore, she was nominated for a National Emmy Award in 2013 while she was still in the team.
Marion Brooks Awards
The television correspondent has been a recipient of several awards due to her hard work and investigative skills. Among the awards and recognition she has obtained include but not limited to, national recognition from the Alliance for Women in Media (Gracie) and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award in 2001. She was also honored with Peter Lisagor Award in 2013.
Marion Brooks And John Rogers
Marion and Philanthropist John Rogers Jr. are close friends. John Rogers Jr. is the founder of Ariel Investments, LLC. They were the attendees of the gala dinner hosted by former President Barrack Obama to honor former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on 18 October 2016. The two colleagues have also been frequently spotted at programs and charitable events. The pair also attended the Fleurotica 2013 where Marion looked stunning in red attire while John went for a formal suit.
Marion Brooks Net Worth
The Vancouver journalist has an elaborate and fancy job that earns her a substantial income. According to some reports, the average wage package for a news anchor in NBC is $61,653. Since she has been employed at the network for at least two decades her salary might range between $ 61 6653 to $ 70 000. Due to her vast experience in NBC, she undoubtedly draws above average salary.
Marion Brooks Body Measurements
The pretty journalist stands at an average height. She is few inches shorter than her friend John Rogers who stands at a height of 1.83 meters. Hence Brooks height can be estimated between 1.50 meters and 1.85 meters.
Marion Brooks Scandals
Marion was involved in a political scandal in 2001 with the then Mayor of Atlanta, Bill Campbell. The case was unearthed sometime in 2006. The court heard that Brooks & another woman were in a romantic relationship with the then 57th Mayor of Atlanta in 2001, while he was still married.
She revealed that Campbell and her met a couple of times every week. She was pampered by the mayor with jewelry, fashionable clothes, and visited other cities frequently.