Jennifer Mayerle Biography
Jennifer Mayerle is an American Edward R. Murrow and Emmy award-winning journalist. Currently, she is working as an anchor and reporter for WCCO, a CBS-owned-and-operated television station licensed. However, she began her career as a weekend anchor and reporter at KWES in Midland, TX, a smaller market where she discovered the importance of self-sufficiency and grew to enjoy the beauty of rolling tumbleweeds.
Jennifer Mayerle Age|Birthday
Mayerle was born on Dececmber 11, 1978. Therefore, she is 44 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on 11th December every year.
Jennifer Mayerle Height
Mayerle’s height is 5 feet 4 inches (approximately 160 centimeters).
Jennifer Mayerle Family
Mayerle was born in Edina, Minnesota, the United States to her parents. However, there is no information about the journalist’s parents and if she has any siblings.
Jennifer Mayerle Husband
The award-winning journalist has not shared any information about her current love life. It is also not known if she has dated anyone in the past. However, we will update you on this information as soon as it is out.
Jennifer Mayerle Education
Mayerle graduated from the University of San Diego. Moreover, she is on the Advisory Board for the Assistance League of Minneapolis St. Paul and also a mentor with Minnetonka High School’s VANTAGE program.
Jennifer Mayerle Career
Mayerle worked at CBS46 in Atlanta before joining WCCO. Here she was recognized for excellence in reporting and community involvement. Moreover, for her in-depth look at the long-lasting impact of concussions and repeated hits to the head of athletes from the youth to the pro level, she received an Emmy. Her reports helped prompt Georgia Legislators to pass a law designed to protect young athletes, The Return to Play Act.
In addition, she won an Emmy, a Murrow, and a Georgia Associated Press award for her report on Ann Bartlett, a lady who died in a house fire due to firefighters’ failure to respond adequately to Bartlett’s 911 call in 2011
Moreover, she received an award that honors 30 professionals in Atlanta under age 30, the Apex Society’s 2008 ‘Power 30 under 30’ for excellence in their professional and community endeavors. Additionally, she enjoyed serving on boards of directors, including for the Atlanta Press Club, volunteering as well as emceeing events.
Mayerle did occasional reports on The Insider and CNN (including one for CNN, on the onset of a spell of bitterly cold weather in Minnesota reporting from Atlanta in January) while in Atlanta. Moreover, she contributed profiles of prominent individuals to The Atlantan monthly magazine.
Mayerle worked as a weekend anchor and reporter for WKRG in Mobile, AL before Atlanta. For her coverage of Hurricane Katrina, she gained international exposure. Her first Emmy was for her interview with Hardy Jackson in Biloxi, Mississippi just hours after his wife was swept from his grasp by the floodwaters. This story was the first of human suffering to emerge from Katrina’s wreckage. Since then, she became friends with Hardy Jackson and maintained her connection until he died in 2013, and still keeps in touch with his family.
As a weekend anchor/reporter, Mayerle started her career at KWES in Midland, Texas, a smaller market where she learned the value of self-sufficiency and grew to appreciate the beauty of rolling tumbleweeds.
Jennifer Mayerle WCCO-TV
Mayerle has been part of the 10 O’clock news team since joining WCCO in 2014. With their coverage of Jacob Wetterling’s case, and the arrest of his kidnapper and killer, Danny Heinrich, the news team was honored with a regional Murrow award. Moreover, for her story of a young girl with cancer who along with her sisters formed a friendship with their garbage men, Mayerle was recognized by RTNDA with a Murrow for ‘Spreading Kindness’.
Moreover, the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has also honored her with an Emmy.
Furthermore, her journey with Minnesota war veterans on their Honor Flight to visit the war memorials in Washington, D.C. moved her. She was also moved to see the changing of the guard with them at Arlington National Cemetry.
Jennifer Mayerle Net Worth
Mayerle has an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $110,500. Moreover, the journalist’s net worth ranges between $1 million – $5 million.
Jennifer Mayerle Social Platforms
Mayerle is active on Twitter under the handle @jennifermayerle with 7315 followers as of 2023.
Mayerle is also active on Instagram under the handle @jennifermayerle with 4115 followers as of 2023.