Erin Kiernan Biography

Erin Kiernan is a talented American award-winning journalist who currently operates as the anchor of the 5, 6, & 10 o’clock newscasts at WHO/ Channel 13. WHO13 is an NCB affiliate station located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Earlier, she anchored the weekend news at KCCI, she joined the channel in 1998. Apart from chasing news from here and there, she is also interested in her community development programs.

Erin Kiernan Age

Erin Kiernan was born in 1974, in Chadron, Nebraska, United States. She is 48 years of age.

Erin Kiernan Height

Kiernan is a woman of average stature and stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches ( Approximately 1.65 meters).

Erin Kiernan Family

Kiernan was born and brought up in Chadron, Nebraska as the only child of her parents. Her career in broadcasting started when she imitated television news reporters while dressing up in her mother’s clothes as a very young girl.

Erin Kiernan Husband

Her Irish husband named Michael Kiernan proposed to her on St. Patrick’s Day in 2001. The duo got married in the Madison County Church that was built by Pope John Paul in 1979. Her husband grew up there and had an opportunity to be blessed by John Paul during his visit to the Madison County Church. The couple is proud parents to their son who was also baptized at the Madison County Church.

Erin Kiernan Drake

She graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Drake. While still a college student, she served as a part-time reporter at Channel 13 News. Kiernan later served for WOI-TV as their reporter and photographer.

Erin Kiernan Salary

Kiernan receives an annual salary of  $69,693. This is according to WHO anchors/reporters.

Erin Kiernan’s Net Worth

Erin has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million US dollars.

Erin Kiernan Career

While at the University for her degree in journalism, she served as a part-time reporter at Channel 13 News. She later served for WOI-TV as their reporter and photographer. She rejoined the Channel 13 News Team in Jun 2005. In Jun 2006, she began anchoring the 5, 6, & 10 o’clock newscasts. Apart from anchoring, she has written and produced many of the station’s award-winning investigative and feature reports.

Kiernan is a recipient of numerous regional Edward R. Murrow Awards due to her reporting work, she won a National Edward R. Murrow Award in 2012 alongside Brandon McCauley the photojournalist, and Randy Schumacher for a story they reported about Iowan Mark Block overcoming impossible odds so as to climb Sears Tower in Chicago.

Earlier, she anchored the weekend news at KCCI. Kiernan officially joined KCCI in 1998. Apart from anchoring, she also became renowned for her award-winning investigative work and a special series of pieces. In 2004, she won a regional Edward R. Murrow award because of her two-part series on date rape drugs.

Likewise, she obtained a regional Murrow Award in 2000 for her investigative series titled “True Colors.” The series concentrated on racism at bars in the Des Moines metro area. Further, she has done investigative series reports on unlicensed drivers, identity theft, meth, ecstasy, sex offenders, and arson.

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