Marion Brooks Wiki: Age, Daughters, Divorce, Salary
American News Correspondent, Marion Brooks is working for NBC5 news that broadcasts weekday at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The award-winning journalist is the member of the NBC5 Investigates team of investigative anchors. The recipient of Peter Lisagor Award 2013 has been with NBC5 for more than two decades, and in the process, he got nominated for National Emmy Award in 2013.
How Much Salary Does Marion Summon Earn?
The native of Vancouver makes her net worth primarily from her Journalism career. Marion associated with NBC5 in 1998 as a weekend anchor that has contributed towards her increasing fortunes. According to Glassdoor, an average wage package for a news anchor in NBC is $61,653. As she has two decades of experience in NBC, she undoubtedly draws above average salary which helps her summon a net worth of thousands of dollar.
The new reporter first job was at radio broadcasting, WGST. She commenced Atlanta’s station job as an entry level post. The reporter previously worked as an anchor/reporter for Atlanta, Ga.
She has been merited with several awards including national recognition from the Alliance for Women in Media (Gracie) and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award in 2001. She was also honored with Peter Lisagor Award in 2013.
Marion Brooks's Married Life With An Attorney General
Marion Brooks is married to Orlando based lawyer named Ruye Hawkins in March 2005. After their marriage in March, the couple announced that they were expecting a baby girl in May 2005. On 2 June 2006, she and her lawyer husband welcomed their daughter, Brooks Hawkins. Marion has a stepdaughter named Sydney Hawkins from Ruye's previous relationship.
Marion has a lovely relationship with her stepdaughter which is evident in a picture she shared on 1 February 2018. She said that Sydney will accompany her for few days and is excited to spend time with her. Syndey was just a year old when Ruye hired divorce lawyers to part ways with his former partner. It was reported in 2005 that Ruye's divorce was kept on hold due to conflict on child custody.
The couple celebrated their daughter's Brooks' 12th birthday on 2 June 2018. Marion shared a picture of the costume that Ruye gifted to Brooks.
Affair With Former Mayor Bill Campbell
Marion shared a four-year relationship with former Atlanta’s Mayor Bill Campbell in the mid-1990’s before her marriage with Ruye.
He was the mayor of Atlanta from 1994 to 2004 and was charged 30 months of long-term imprisonment for his tax evasion case in 2006. Marion was called to testify the corruption against Bill who was charged $160,000 for illegal work in campaigns, home improvements and cash payments for city contracts.
Marion issued a statement which reads, My life and my focus are in Chicago now. However, her close friends admit that Marion regrets about her past that has caused embarrassment for her husband Ruye and family.
Marion Brook's Friendship With John Rogers Jr.
Marion and Philanthropist John Rogers Jr. are lovely friends. John Rogers Jr. is the founder of Ariel Investments, LLC. They were the attendees of the gala dinner hosted by former President Barrack Obama to honor former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on 18 October 2016.
Marion Brooks and John W. Rogers Jr. at Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Gala on 16 May 2015 in Chicago, Illinois (Photo: Zimbio.com)
The two colleagues have also been frequently spotted at programs and charitable events. The pair also attended the Fleurotica 2013 where Marion looked stunning in red attire while John went for a formal suit.
Marion Brooks is 54 years of age, born in the year 1963. Although her birthday is kept under the wraps, one of her fans wished her on 18 April. She was born to parents Sam and Margaret Brooks in Vancouver, British Columbia. However, she was raised by her family in Portland, Oregon. Her parents are together for more than 45 years. The correspondent has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Spelman College as per wiki. She is few inches shorter than her friend John Rogers who stands at the height of 1.83 meters (6').