Who is Anita Blanton?
Anita Blanton is an American television journalist. She joined FOX 32 to anchor Good Day Chicago in 2022. She is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who worked as an every evening anchor for WAVY-TV10/WVBT FOX43 in Hampton Roads, Virginia, for nine years before joining the WFLD-TV family.
Anita Blanton Was Born in Texas
Balston is 40 years old as of 2023. She was born on February 15, 1983, in Abilene, Texas, USA.
Anita Blanton Attended Hampton University
Blanton, a former Miss Hampton University, graduated with honors from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. She also graduated from the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism.
Anita Blanton is also a Fitness Enthusiast
Anita has a passion for physical fitness and is a certified personal trainer. She also has an immense passion for music and was chosen to perform the National Anthem for the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA club for two years. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists as well as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Anita Blanton Husband
Blanton is possibly single. She has not revealed any specifics about her husband. As a result, it is quite difficult to talk about her marital status.
Anita Blanton FOX 32
Blanton started her career in media as a reporter at KTXS-TV in Abilene, Texas, before moving to Central Texas and working at KWTX-TV in Waco, WRIC-TV in Richmond, VA, and KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, OK, where she was a morning presenter for four years.
She thrives on covering the broader story for her viewers, all things considered. She has covered harsh weather in some of her most enduring stories.
Blanton has covered tornadoes, anchored complete coverage through two snowstorms, and given live reports during one of the most dangerous fire seasons in Texas history. She covered President George W. Bush and other foreign leaders frequently while living in Crawford, Texas.
She was in a team in Virginia that covered a number of noteworthy topics, including the fatal mass shootings at Virginia Tech University and the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.
On the third anniversary of the devastating incident, Anitaanchored yearly coverage of the scene of the Oklahoma City bombing. She has received multiple honors for her work as an anchor and reporter from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.
She has also been listed in the Congressional Record and won multiple honors for her commitment to volunteering in the community, including one from the governor of Oklahoma.
Anita has worked with numerous organizations as a volunteer, spokeswoman, board member, and in the development of pre-teen and teen mentoring programs.
Anita Blanton Salary
Blanton earns an average salary of $115,000. She works as an anchor of Good Day Chicago at FOX 32.
Anita Blanton Net Worth
The FOX journalist has an estimated net worth of $1 million. She has built his wealth from her career as a journalist.
How Tall is Blanton?
Balton stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches.