Ernie Anastos Salary, Net Worth, Fox 5, Wife, Family

By Prabesh Niroula | Updated On: 16 Oct, 2019
Ernie Anastos Salary, Net Worth, Fox 5, Wife, Family

The TV anchor and reporter, Ernie Anastos, holds a relished professional career with more than 30 awards and nominations. The 76-years-old Fox 5 News presenter also created Positively Ernie for making the world a better place through inspirational news and stories. 

Ernie, who has his career in reporting and media for more than four decades, enjoys the vast experiences and enjoys massive fortune accumulated from his prolific career.

How Much Is Ernie Anastos' Salary & Net Worth?

Ernie Anastos is one of the wealthiest American TV anchors of the era. He garners his net worth from the professional career in media and anchoring. The net worth of Ernie is estimated to be 3.5 million dollars, and he is entitled to a salary of $350 thousand per year. 

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He stepped in the media and anchoring field since his graduation in degree in the mid-1970s. He worked as a newsman in NBZ-FM in Boston. He served as an anchor at WCBS-TV in 1989 and also hosted a show, Our Home in Lifetime, which is an American Pay Television Channel. 

Besides that, Ernie worked as an anchor and reporter for CBS This Morning and CBS Late News. He also appeared on eight seasons, episode 10 of the American Television Series, 24. 

Ernie is one of the board Trustees at the New York Institute of Technology since 2014. He is an anchor and host for the Fox 5 NY WNYW in New York City since 2005, where he presents unique and positive news stories at 6 p. News.

During his career life, he got honored with more than 30 awards, including the “Lifetime Emmy Award,” which is the highest honors given for the distinctive sustenance in the TV reporting industry. He got awarded for the Outstanding Single Newscast at 10, Host/Producer Original TV Series: Positively Ernie, and Reporter Outstanding News Story: Heart Stop Teen at Fox 5. Besides, he has smashed the awards from WCBS-TV, WABC-TV, WWOR-TV, and others.

In 2018, the veteran TV newsman completed his 40th year on the New York City's air media. On occasion, Ernie stated that he looks back the forty years as a positive part of his life. The TV personality still loves his work and shares some of his professional snips on social media. One such posts are from August 16 with his co-worker Liz Plosser, who works for Women's Health Magazine.

Ernie Anastos with Liz Plosser at the studio of FOX 5 News (Photo: Ernie Anastos's Instagram)

In the caption, Ernie supported the Women's World Cup team's inclination towards gender equality in sports. Liz also supports the idea and is hopeful for the change. Maybe the optimistic character of both the individuals made them good pals.

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Long-Term Relationship With Wife

Ernie Anastos, age 76, is married to Kelly Anastos, with whom he has sustained his marriage for many decades. The couple welcomed their daughter Nina Anastos in 1970, who is also news anchors for the evening news at WTZA. The couple also has another child, a son named Philip.

Besides that, his relationship and family status remain beyond the curtain, but he usually attends public events and weddings with his wife, Kelly Anastos. The couple attended the 20th Anniversary Hellenic Times Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on May 14, 2011. The ceremony was held in New York. Both of them were rocking their attires and smile on their faces.

Ernie Anastos and his wife Kelly Anastos attended the wedding of Andrea Catsimatidis and Christopher Nixon Cox in New York City in 2011 (Photo:

Currently, the couple resides in New York City and frequently goes out for the vacation in Greece with their family, including their children and four grandchildren. 

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Short Bio

Ernie Anastos was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S, in 1945. He belongs to the mixed ethnicity with Greek-American descent. 

He attended Northeastern University in Boston, from where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Arts. He also holds the degree of a doctorate from Columbia University and Manhattanville College.