Brenda Blackmon is a well-known former American journalist and founder of KellyFund4Lupus. She is a winner of 2x RTDNA, Multiple Emmy Award Winner, and dozens of AP Awards. She is an Author and Adjunct Professor at BergenCC. She now works as the President of Brenda Blackmon Communications, LLC
Brenda Blackmon Age
Brenda Blackmon was born on Aug 20, 1952, in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Brenda is 70 years old.
Brenda Blackmon Height
Brenda stands at a moderate height of 5 ft 7 in ( Approx 1.7m).
Brenda Blackmon Family
Brenda was born to her parents Melzetta and Lorenza Hinton on Aug 20, 1952, in Columbus, Georgia, United States. She has American nationality by birth but belongs to African American ethnicity.
Brenda Blackmon Husband
She presently lives in New York and got engaged to William Jackson in Jul 2020. The two met in class at FDU 8 years ago. The duo tied the knot on Feb 1, 2021. She has a grown-up daughter named Kelly and she is married to Alfonso Ray.
Brenda Blackmon Education
She graduated with a B. A and MPA from Fairleigh Dickinson University magna cum laude. Furthermore, she obtained honorary doctorates from both Fairleigh Dickinson University and Caldwell College.
Brenda Blackmon Salary
She receives an annual salary of $3,807,741. This is according to Channel 9 News anchors’/reporters, salaries.
Brenda Blackmon’s Net Worth
Brenda has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million US dollars.
Brenda Blackmon Career
Brenda worked on the PIX11 News weeknights as an anchor at 6:30 with Kaity Tong. She officially joined the station in 2016 as its anchor. At first, she co-anchored in New York at WWOR-TV with Rolland Smith and then served with Sean Mooney, later on, labored with Ernie Anastos and finally with Harry Martin. Before she went to New York City, she labored in Nashville, Tennessee, and Columbus, Georgia as the first black anchor.
In her area, the talk show host is identified as “One of the Century’s Most Influential”. She has more than a dozen Associated Press Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards for Broadcast Excellence. Apart from doing the news, she is also very active in her community involvement.
Further, she acquired the Shirley Chisholm Award for public service. She is an active participant in the national campaign to find a cure for lupus, she does that via her foundation, the Kelly Fund For Lupus, Inc., and the Alliance for Lupus Research. On Dec 8, 2015, WPIX made a statement that they had employed Brenda to co-anchor their new weeknight 6:30 pm newscast. She served along with Kaity Tong and their duties began on Jan 11, 2016. Nevertheless, she left the station on Sep 9 after the cancellation of the newscast.
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