Rafer Weigel Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, KUSI FOX 5, Family, Husband, Net Worth, and Salary

Who is Rafer Weigel?

Rafer Weigel is an American Award-Winning Multimedia Journalist who works at KUSI FOX 5 in the San Diego as a news anchor and reporter. He has held this role since November 2022 following her tenure at TheCustomer.

How old is Rafer Weigel?

Weigel was born on 5th May 1969 in New Haven, CT. He is therefore 54 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday annually on 5th May.

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How tall is Rafer Weigel?

Weigel stands at approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Who is Rafer Weigel Wife?

Weigel’s initial marriage was to photographer Tiffany Weigel, and together they have a son named Heathcliff John Weigel, born on November 20th, 2009. Following his divorce from Tiffany, he is presently engaged to Margie Ellisor, who serves as a morning news anchor at Fox 2 in St. Louis. In his leisure moments, Weigel cherishes spending time with his teenage son, engaging in outdoor activities such as snorkeling and surfing.

Rafer Weigel Family

Weigel hails from Chicago where he was born and raised by Tim Weigel(father) and Kathy Worthington (mother). Tim was a sportscaster at ABC7 during the 80s and 90s, while Kathy worked as a news anchor at WGN Radio. Growing up, Weigel shared his upbringing with two sisters: Teddi, who entered high school in 2008, and Jenniffer Weigel, a former news anchor in Chicago and an accomplished author. His grandfather, John Jacob Weigel, established Weigel Broadcasting and was once a radio announcer for Lawrence Welk.

Rafer Weigel Net worth

Weigel has accumulated an estimated net worth ranging from $1 million to $5 million through his successful career as a Multimedia Journalist.

Rafer Weigel Salary

Weigel annual salary falls between $45,000 and $110,500.

Rafer Weigel Education

Weigel completed his high school education at Evanston Township High School in 1987. He then pursued a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and journalism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. During his time at university, Weigel frequently participated in performances at both the Amory Theatre and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Rafer Weigel Career

Weigel serves as a News Anchor and Reporter at KUSI FOX 5. Alongside his role at KUSI FOX 5, he has been the founder and president of WMG Communications since March 2020. WMG Communications specializes in visual storytelling and consulting for small and mid-sized businesses and non-profits. Prior to his current positions, Weigel held the position of Managing Editor at TheCustomer from June 2022 to November 2022.

Previously, Weigel held various roles in the media industry. He worked as a news anchor and reporter at WFLD Fox 32 Chicago from August 2017 to February 2020 and as a radio host at Wls Talkradio Am-890 from February 2019 to October 2019. Additionally, he served as a fill-in co-host for “The John Howell Show” during his time at Wls Talkradio Am-890. Before his tenure at WFLD Fox 32 Chicago, Weigel worked as a news anchor at KTVI FOX 2 from September 2014 to August 2017, where he led and directed the newsroom team in covering local news stories. Prior to that, he served as a sports anchor and reporter at WLS ABC 7 Chicago from March 2011 to August 2014, creating engaging sports coverage for viewers.

Rafer Weigel Early Career

Weigel’s career also includes roles at ESPN Radio as an on-air host from June 2011 to February 2013 and at CNN Headline News, Prime News as a sports anchor from February 2008 to March 2011, where he covered major sports events and boosted ratings for “Morning Express with Robin Meade”. Earlier in his career, Weigel worked as a Lead General Assignment Reporter at KOVR TV Sacramento from January 2005 to February 2008, covering significant regional stories. He also served as a reporter, writer, and copy editor at the Los Angeles Times from August 2002 to January 2006, ensuring content consistency and accuracy.

Before joining the Los Angeles Times, Weigel worked as a High School Sports reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times from August 2001 to August 2002 and as an on-air host at WCKG from August 2001 to August 2002, hosting various talk shows. Weigel gained recognition for his reporting during the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, while working from the St. Louis anchor desk. He also garnered national attention for being the journalist who first reported on the intentions of the Chicago police to charge Jussie Smollett with staging a fake hate crime.

Rafer Weigel Acting Career

Weigel initially ventured into acting at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, where he took on the lead role in “Master Harold”…and the Boys, and collaborated with various other theater groups such as The Wisdom Bridge, Bailiwick, and Organic Theatres. His television debut came with a minor role in the locally produced TV series, The Untouchables. In 1993, he was recruited for a news magazine program featuring young journalists and relocated to Hollywood. Shortly after, he landed an on-camera hosting role for VH1, where he worked alongside future colleague A.J. Hammer from Headline News.

Returning to Hollywood in 1995, Weigel secured minor speaking parts on shows like ER and Party of Five, and made guest appearances on JAG, Charmed, and the now-defunct Vengeance Unlimited. In 1997, he became a regular cast member on the NBC sitcom Jenny, starring Jenny McCarthy, although the series had a short run of only one season. During the same year, he also lent his talents to the video game world, portraying the Dark Jedi Yun in Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Shortly after, he transitioned to film, starring in the cult classic Free Enterprise opposite William Shatner and Eric McCormack, and appearing alongside Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen in the Showtime film Rated X.

Rafer Weigel KUSI FOX 5

Weigel is employed at KUSI FOX 5, where he collaborates with other renowned meteorologists, anchors, and reporters from the station including;

  1. Aric Richards
  2. Zara Barker
  3. Diane Tuazon
  4. Frank Jefferson
  5. Julian Del Gaudio
  6. Shally Zomorodi
  7. Jason Sloss
  8. Raoul Martinez

Rafer Weigel Social Media

Weigel is actively involved in social media platforms and has over 14.2k followers on Instagram.

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