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Anita Blanton Biography

Anita Blanton is an American Emmy award-winning journalist well known as an anchor of Good Day Chicago at FOX 32 based in Chicago, Illinois. She joined Fox 32, in 2022. Previously, she served as an evening anchor for nine years at WAVY-TV10/WVBT FOX43 in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Anita Blanton Age

Blanton is 40 years old as of 2023. She was born on February 15, 1983, in Abilene, Texas, United States. Her birthday is celebrated on February 15th.

Anita Blanton Nationality and Ethnicity

Anita is an American citizen by birth. She was born and raised in the United States. She belongs to the African-American ethnicity. RELATED: Bertha Coombs

Anita Blanton Education | Miss Hampton University

Anita holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. She is a former Miss Hampton University.

Anita Blanton Height

Anita stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)

Anita Blanton Weight Loss

Anita’s information regarding her weight loss is currently under review. We will update once conveyed publicly.

Anita Blanton Family

Anita is a native of Abilene, Texas, where was born and raised by her parents. However, she has not yet updated her family members’ information in the public domain. Her parent’s and siblings’ details will be updated soon. RELATED: Jim Cramer 

Anita Blanton Husband

Anita’s information regarding her marital status is currently under review. She is private and has not yet updated her husband or marriage to the public.

Anita Blanton Salary

Anita as a FOX 32 anchor of Good Day Chicago earns an estimated annual salary of $92,200.

Anita Blanton Net Worth

Anita is an American award-winning journalist with an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Anita Blanton FOX 32

In 2022, Anita Blanton joined FOX 32 as the anchor for Good Day Chicago, bringing her extensive experience and Emmy Award-winning journalism skills to the WFLD-TV family. Prior to joining FOX 32, she spent nine years as the evening anchor for WAVY-TV10/WVBT FOX43 in Hampton Roads, VA. RELATED: Steve Liesman

Anita’s journey in the field of journalism began as a reporter at KTXS-TV in Abilene, Texas. She then ventured to Central Texas, where she worked at KWTX-TV in Waco, WRIC-TV in Richmond, VA, and KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, OK. During her time in Oklahoma City, she served as the morning anchor for four years.

Throughout her career, Anita has shown a passion for covering significant stories that matter to her viewers. She has faced challenging weather conditions, chasing tornadoes and providing live reports during severe blizzards and devastating wildfires in Texas.

During her time in Texas, Anita frequently covered President George W. Bush and hosted coverage of visiting world leaders in Crawford, TX. In Virginia, she was part of a team covering major events such as the tragic mass shootings at Virginia Tech University and the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Additionally, Anita anchored annual coverage from the site of the Oklahoma City Bombing on the anniversary of that tragic event for three consecutive years.

Anita’s exceptional work as an anchor and reporter has earned her numerous accolades. She has received awards from prestigious organizations like the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press. Her dedication to journalism has even been recognized in the Congressional Record. Furthermore, Anita has been actively involved in her community, receiving several community service awards, including a citation signed by the Governor of Oklahoma, and the Silver Star Legacy Award from the Urban League of Hampton Roads. She has volunteered, served as a spokesperson, and served on boards for various organizations. Anita has also played a pivotal role in creating mentoring groups for pre-teens and teenagers, further demonstrating her commitment to giving back to society.