Bill Fitzgerald Biography
Bill Fitzgerald is an American Anchor/Reporter working for WTVR News in Richmond, Virginia as an evening news anchor. He has been working for the station since August 2009 after working for WNCN.
Bill Fitzgerald Age
Fitzgerald likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 40s.
Bill Fitzgerald Height
Fitzgerald stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 9 inches.
Bill Fitzgerald Family
Fitzgerald has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Fitzgerald has any siblings.
Bill Fitzgerald Wife / Children
Fitzgerald is married to his lovely spouse, Amy. There is no information about their wedding. The couple takes great pride in being dad and mom to their 3 children; 2 sons and 1 daughter, whose names are under review.
Bill Fitzgerald Net Worth
Fitzgerald has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Anchor/Reporter.
Bill Fitzgerald Salary
Fitzgerald earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Bill Fitzgerald Education
Fitzgerald is a proud alumnus of Harvard University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. He is also an alumnus of Columbia University’s School of Journalism, where he earned a Master of Science (MS) in Broadcast Journalism.
During his time at Harvard, he excelled both academically and athletically, serving as the Captain of the Heavyweight Rowing team and actively participating in the Harvard Independent. Notably, he also contributed to the team’s success as NCAA Champions.
Bill Fitzgerald Career
Fitzgerald serves at WTVR – CBS 6 as an evening news anchor for the 6 PM, 7 PM, and 11 PM newscasts. Playing a vital part on the CBS-6 political team in the capital of the Commonwealth is something he deeply appreciates. Fitzgerald has showcased his skills as a moderator by leading multiple election-year debates, including the notable United States Senate debate in the year 2014.
Beyond his dedication to journalism, Fitzgerald also has a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of children in the Virginia foster care system. Each November, he devotes his efforts to the CBS-6 “Hand to Hold” series.
Prior to joining WTVR, Fitzgerald served as the evening anchor in Raleigh, North Carolina for a 2-year period. During his time there, he reported on various green issues, ranging from green homebuilding to hybrid vehicles and composting through vermiculture. His commitment to sustainability even influenced his personal choices, as he made the switch to driving a hybrid car, constantly striving to maintain an average mileage above 50 mpg.
Before his tenure in Raleigh, Fitzgerald spent a couple of years as a weekend overnight anchor for MSNBC. In this role, he covered major national stories and breaking news. One significant moment occurred when he was on the desk reporting the news of former President Gerald Ford’s death. Despite the nerve-wracking interruption of “The Tonight Show,” Fitzgerald’s focus remained on delivering accurate information. The incident even led to a humorous exchange with his mother-in-law, who questioned why he appeared on Jay Leno’s show.
Fitzgerald’s earlier experiences include being an anchor/reporter at WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama, for half a decade. During this time, he covered a wide range of topics, including hurricanes, politics, schools, and crime. He also had the opportunity to report in New York City in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack while on loan to WNBC. Additionally, he traveled to Texas to report on the Columbia shuttle disaster. Fitzgerald began his career as a “one-man band” reporter on Long Island, New York, working for News 12 Long Island.
During his leisure time, he likes cycling, exploring Richmond’s historical sites and museums with his family, going to the beach, and hiking. He is an avid cyclist and actively participates in hosting the Bike MS 150-200 mile ride from Richmond to Williamsburg every year in the month of June.
Bill Fitzgerald WTVR
Fitzgerald is working at WTVR where he works alongside other famous WTVR meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Julie Bragg
- Jake Burns
- Rob Cardwell
- Caroline Coleburn
- Wayne Covil
- Antoinette Essa
- Laura French
- Joi Fultz
- Melissa Hipolit
- Reba Hollingsworth
- Brendan King
Bill Fitzgerald Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 1.8K followers on Twitter.