Quick Facts Cheryl Burton

  • NameCheryl Burton
  • NationalityAmerican
  • ReligionChristian
  • EthnicityAfro-American Ethnicity
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • Working ForABC 7 Chicago
  • Net Worth$1 million
  • Hair ColorBrown-Dark
  • Face ColorBrown
  • Famous ForJournalist
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toJim Rose (1986-95)
  • EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana?Champaign
  • Online PresenceFacebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram

Cheryl Burton who represent herself as the American journalist currently working for WLS-TV, Chicago was born in date December 25, 1962. She  was born in Provident Hospital to Lillian and Neil Peter Burton who were house decorator and advocate by profession. The news about Cheryl biological father is quite controversial as it was the second marriage of her mother with Neil. Highlighting some facts about her early childhood, Cheryl was raised up in Chicago along with one sister Judy and one brother. Belonging to the religious family, she followed the Christianity as a religion and is from Black Ethnicity and is born American Nationality.


Cheryl Burton bio which includes her education starting from local Lindblom Technical High School and graduated in the year 1981. Though she was not good at studies from her early age, however, she was very active in games and athlete. She has taken part in various games including high jump, running for school’s team and many other. She later went to the University of Illinois and graduated from there taking the major subject as Biology and Psychology as her minor subject. In the year 2007, Cheryl name was included in the school’s hall of fame. After graduating she has the working experience in the different field and had the beautiful journey from nothing to American famous journalist.

Burton started her career on television working on Romper Room, she appeared as the contestant and hosted the one-hour long program named Simply Elegant. Later on, she officially started her career from WGN-TV in Chicago where she handled The Minority Business Report who became the national weekly series in the 90’s. In the 1990’s she moved to Peoria, Illinois, WMBD-TV and from 1990 to 1992 she was in KWCH-DT in Wichita, Kansas reporting in various matters and subject.

The step to WLS-TV came in the year 1992 where she was assigned to handle to reporting job and in 2003 she was promoted to 5 p.m. evening show and Weekday Co-anchor at 10 p.m. along with Ron Magers and Kathy Brock. She has covered much significant and important news during her tenure in media as she has a healthy salary and which has boosted her net worth. Currently, Cheryl Burton net worth is 30 million US dollar. She also falls in the category of rich and high earner journalist.


Including Cheryl personal life history, she is not as successful as in her professional life as in personal life. The story begins when Cheryl Burton married with her boyfriend Jim Rose who also serves ABC as a broadcaster. Jim proposed for engagement to Cheryl in their first anniversary night. According to the night watchers, the marriage between Jim and Cheryl should go for long period of time but it didn’t go as planned. The couple got separated and has to face the severe case of divorce within a couple of years of marriage. During their stay together, they didn’t have any children, currently, there is no news about Cheryl about her marital status.

As of 2016, Cheryl Burton’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million dollars.