The anchorwomen Tanya O’Rourke is best known as the news anchor at WCPO-9 On Your Side, the ABC affiliate in Cincinnati, OH. She co-anchors the program at 11 o’clock with Carol Williams. She is really proud of her job as well as her family and even donated a precious part of her body to save someone’s life.
Tanya’s Professional Career and Net Worth
The news anchor originates most of her net worth from her job in journalism. Her job as a news anchor since 2014 at WCPO has increased her wealth intensely.
As per Paysa.com, WCPO-TV news anchor in Cincinnati, OH earns an Average annual salary of $66,420, ranging from $52,182 to $77,554, with top earner making more than $92,693. Tanya as being an experienced journalist is likely to receive an above-average salary in the company including bonuses.
Tanya O’Rourke has been at WCPO since July 1992 but started co-anchoring at 11 o’clock with Carol Williams after Clyde Gray retired in 2014. Before joining WCPO, she worked at WBIR-TV and WATE-TV. In her career, she has done many types of research and presented many notable news reports. Tanya even researched a new weight loss technique called freezing fat.
Tanya’s Personal Life
Tanya is a happily married woman with a supporting husband and grown-up children. Tanya shares a close bond with her loving husband whom she repeatedly mentions in her social accounts.
Back in 2015, she mentioned her husband in her tweet, stating;
“My husband picked all but 1 rt so far. His ranking is 119 in the @yahoo bracket out of 505,049 #marchmadness CRAZY.”
And recently in April, she posted a picture of a coffee and a note that her husband wrote for her. She thanked her fabulous hubby affirming that those little things in life make all the difference.
She also has a loving bond with her son, Quinn, who graduated from high school in April 2016. She shared an old picture which was captured in 1997 along with her friends when she was pregnant with her son on her Instagram in 2016. She also wrote a beautiful letter to her son as he graduated from high school.
Tanya with her son, Quinn ( Photo: WCPO.com)
A Glimpse of Her Family: Fulfills Dying Wish Of Mother
Tanya shares an affectionate relationship with her family, mostly with her mother who died 16 years ago. Her mother wanted to be a donor but couldn’t be one.
But, her loving daughter Tanya fulfilled her dying wish by donating a kidney. She even shared her story through WCPO-TV to inform people that organ donation is something very important. She hopes that she gave people someone to look to, pony to and say, "Hey, she did this, and she's doing just fine. Maybe I will too."
Tanya donated her kidney on 30 September 2011 to The Christ Hospital Health Network. Back in 2015, she took Facebook to remind everyone that she is perfectly healthy and there is nothing wrong with her.
Besides her mother, she was really close to her sister too. Back in January 2017, Tanya shared a picture of her with her sister from probably 1986 on her Facebook and stated that the photo was taken when she spent a month in Asia, touring Hong Kong and Tokyo and a couple of weeks in the Philippines with her family where her mother grew up.
Tanya celebrates her birthday on 7th of July every year. Though she celebrates her birthday with her colleagues, she is yet to reveal her age. By the looks of her, she probably ages around the forties. Tanya, who stands at the height of 1.70 meters (5' 7''), graduated from University of Tennessee and University of Cincinnati, BFA. She moved to Cincinnati when she was five.