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Erin Ivory WGN-TV career, personal life, net worth, heart problem

By WN Writer | Updated On: 06 Jun, 2021
Erin Ivory WGN-TV career, personal life, net worth, heart problem

Quick Information

Date of Birth July 25, 1976 Age 45 Years 0 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Television Personality
Marital Status Married Husband/Spouse Demetrius Ivory
Divorced Not Yet Gay/Lesbian No
Ethnicity White Social Media Facebook
Children/Kids Joaquin, Lucia, 8; Hadley and Harlow, 7 Education Columbia College

An American newscaster, Erin Ivory is an American Emmy award-winning journalist famously recognized for presenting the most accurate and unerring information to a news audience. She reports news at WGN-TB and covers traffic via Skycam9 at 4:30 AM, bringing the most recent news and updates. Formerly she worked for several stations, including WDJT-TV, WREX-TV, and WSBT-TV, among others.

Early Life:

The traffic reporter Erin was born on 25 July 1976 in Bellingham, Washington State, USA, and lived with her mother after her parents divorced. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College, Chicago, where she joined after finishing high school.

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Erin Ivory Personal life, Marriage, Husband, Children:

Erin is a married woman and is a proud mother of four. Back in 2014, she married Demetrius Ivory, an African-American who is a meteorologist and works for WGN-TV. Erin and Demetrius have been together ever since the mid- 2000s, and have welcomed four children – a son named Joaquin in 2005, then a daughter named Lucia was welcomed in 2008. Following the birth of her second child, Erin experienced some health problems, which would cause immediate miscarriage if she was to get pregnant again. So in 2016, the couple welcomed twins Harlow and Hadley through surrogate mother, Jamie Armstrong.

Ivory with her family (left), showing hacks of Ivory to juggle four kids (right). (Source: WGN TV)

Career Beginnings:

Erin started her career at WDJT-TV in South Bend, Indiana, where she was designated as a general assignment reporter and news anchor. She stayed there for some time before moving to Rockford, Illinois, and she started working for WREX-TV as a news reporter and morning anchor; and had an instrumental role in launching the station’s online traffic reporting show “Communter Cast” in 2007. However, she decided to quit the station after realizing that she could not develop anymore at WREX-TV.

Rise of Influence:

Progressively, her career was enhanced and reached a whole new level when she joined CLTV as an anchor. This lasted four years before WGN-TV recruited her in a morning news anchor position, which included traffic reports, bringing the newest happenings through Skycam 9, and thanks to her spadework, which helped her gain popularity among the news audience and world. 

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Erin Ivory Net Worth and Salary:

Since launching her career, Erin has worked for several prestigious TV stations and became an adorable reporter. According to sources, the average salary at WGN-TV is $61,000 annually and has a net worth of $700,000. With all this information, it would not be wrong to speculate that with her job with the WREX-TV, WDJT-TV, WGN-TV, and Skycam. She must be enjoying a handsome salary and luxury lifestyle. 

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Facing Heart Problem:

The mother of four, accomplished triathlete and healthy eater thought she was doing everything right, but the one thing that was threatening her life was cardiomyopathy, leading to heart failure. 

The first sign came shortly after the twins were born, where she felt sharp chest pain in the middle of the night, but she ignored it. Again, she felt haunting pain and sought help from the doctor. She found abnormal heart rhythm and was diagnosed with dilated non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, which means she has no artery blockages; she has a weak heart genetically. 

Erin's post regarding her heart problem. (Source: Robert Feder)

Over time, the heart did not pump enough blood out, which led to clots formation, which was a severe risk. Immediately, She was started on a blood thinner right away, which decreased that risk but then multiple clots had already traveled to her leg.

“I went from being told I had a weak heart, to blood clots to now blood clots taking over all my organs and my legs, and my toes. I didn’t have feeling in my toes,” Erin Ivory said. “My kidneys stopped working and I was down to one kidney.” 

 Now, She is still recovering at home with the aid of medications, and clots in her legs appear to be dissolving.