Four times Emmy Award-winning journalist, Heather Unruh is widely recognized as a television anchor for News Center 5 in WCVB, where she served for over fifteen years. Her final airdate was on October 14, 2016. As of 2017, Unruh was working on documentaries.


Regarding her personal life, Heather Unruh is married to Nick William Little, with whom she shares two children. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated $1 million. 

Heather Unruh Net Worth and Salary

She is involved in numerous social, philanthropic and healthcare organizations. Heather Unruh has been serving as the Regional Board Director of the American Heart Association and a part of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is also contributed to Boston Medical Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Center.

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Heather Unruh has a really solid net worth and commands the salary of $300,000 per annum. Her net worth floats in a million dollars which is estimated $1 million as of 2019. Heather is also active on social sites like Twitter and Facebook. She has a lot of admirers and fans followings who can follow her on her account.

Heather Unruh Personal Life

Heather Unruh is a happily married woman. She is a wife of Nick William Little. The two are married since July 1996. Her husband, Nick Little is a Senior Project Manager at CBRE at Google Inc. She met her husband Nick Little when she was in Nantucket and fell in love.

The two loves to stroll downtown mid-morning and appreciate the boats, sometimes popping into the ‘Wharf Rat Club‘ for stories from the good old days.

Heather Unruh gave birth to her son Will and daughter Kyla. The family lives together in hometown St. Louis with blissful life. She loves burgers and chowder at The Brotherhood, fresh seafood on the patio at Sayles and lobster rolls at the Anglers Club.

Heather Unruh Career

Heather began her journalism career in 1992, working as an anchor and medical reporter for Alabama’s 13, WVTM. After working for there around three years, she went to join KFOR-TV, Oklahoma City, where she served as an anchor and medical reporter in 1995.

During Heather’s work with the network, she earned a plenty of honors, awards, and identification. Her medical report from the KFOR has delivered her multiple of those honors. She also identified by the Regional Associated Press and Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.

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In the early 1990s, she got the opportunity to work for WBNG-TV and WMGC-TV, where she served as a reporter, anchor, producer, and host. She also worked as the producer and host in the WVEU-TV based in Atlanta.


After working there around six years in WVEU-TV, Heather left the channel in 2001 and joined Boston’s “WCVB-TV” as the co-anchor for the program “Eye Opener‘ and “News Centre 5” as a health reporter.

Heather Unruh on the WCVB-TV Studio
Source: DePauw University

In Heather’s work highlights, she has covered plenty of breaking news including the Nightclub Tragedy in Rhode Island, London Bombings, a resignation of Cardinal Law and the Iraq War.

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She is the winner of 2005 Sword of Hope Award from American Cancer Society for her story on Karen Grant who had experienced from the rare lung cancer.

Heather cooled a series on Chronicle, WCVB’s TV news magazine on March 2010, that formed together narratives of patients and families, including her own mother’s struggle with lung cancer with news on the cutting-edge science of lung cancer treatment. This delightful piece has earned her much well-deserved praise.

In 2013 she co-founded the charitable organization “SWEAR,” openings for Stand With Everyone Against Rape. She hopes with this organization to expand awareness and education in regards to rape. With that in mind, she began to give classes in various schools starting at the Dover-Sherborn Local High School.

Besides that, Heather also serves in the Regional Board Director of the American Heart Association. She is also a part of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. With that, she has been a grantor to St. Jude Children’s Research Center and the Boston Medical Center.


During her career, Heather Unruh has garnered a plenty of grants, holding an Emmy Award, the Gracie Allen Honor from the 47501American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) and the Clarion Award from Women in Communications, Inc.

Heather Unruh during the Massachusetts Conference for Women

She later learned that she is getting the top national recognition from the AWRT, the “Grand Gracie,” for excellence in reporting.

Heather Unruh Early Life & Education

Heather Unruh was born around the mid-sixties to American parents in Stockton, California. She grew up in California. Her Mother, Dee Unruh is a lung cancer survivor, which in itself is enough to make her train. During her early age, she wanted to be a journalist and to pursue her dream her parents gave many sacrifices.

When Heather’s father was alive, he used to joke that purchasing a home on the island back in the seventies was the single good investment he eternally made.

She enrolled the Lincoln High School Stockton, California and was one of the brilliant students in the class. Then, she attended DePauw University in 1985 and graduated from there in 1989.