John Knicely Biography
John Knicely is an American reporter, correspondent as well as on-air news anchor currently working at WOWT (ANB affiliate) located in Omaha as an anchor. He has been working as a reporter for several decades. His profession has earned him a “Face on the Barroom Floor” honored by the Omaha Press Club and a Journalism Alumni Award for his Excellence. In addition, besides being a journalist, he has served as a teacher at one point in his life.
John Knicely Age
John Knicely was born on 7th December 1951, in Sidney, Nebraska, United States of America. He is 69 years old.
John Knicely Height
John is a man of standard stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx 1.7m).
John Knicely Family
John Knicely was born in Sidney, Nebraska, in the United States to his caring and dedicated father and mother. He was raised alongside his brother named Jim. On 9 December 2013, John celebrated his mother’s birthday but has not disclosed much information about his parents.
John Knicely Education
John attended the University of Nebraska and graduated with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications.
John Knicely Wife
John is married to his beautiful wife called Sue Knicely. The couple exchanged their wedding ring on 6th September 1977 and they are blessed with five kids including a set of twins. The family also comprises six grandchildren. John and Sue are parents to Kristen, John Ryan, Mitchel, Spencer, and Grant.
John Knicely Salary
He receives an ample salary of $74,611 per year. This is according to WOWT anchors’ salaries.
John Knicely’s Net Worth
John Knicely has accumulated a fortune over the years and has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million.
John Knicely Career
John has served at WOWT as a Sportscaster since 1974. He worked for the station for seven years before landing a new job in 1981, at KTVI, the ABC affiliate. After serving at KTVI based in St. Louis for three years, he went back to Omaha and got a job at KETV in May 1984. After serving in numerous broadcast channels, he realized what he wanted in the year 1992. John rejoined WOWT Channel 6 n May 1992 as the station’s anchor of the 5, 6, as well as 10 p.m. newscasts.
Since then, he has been a favorite in the community through his “Knicely Done” and “John at Work” news features. Through his reporter-involved segments, John has given his viewers a unique and special behind-the-scenes perspective over the years. The segment has included: sky diving, West Dodge Expressway, and working construction on the First National Tower. John once worked as a middle school principal.
He has won many awards, including the Journalism Alumni Award of Excellence from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He also dedicates his free time to emceeing different charity events and being involved in the community throughout the year.