Erik von Ancken Biography
Erik von Ancken is an American Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter working for News 6 WKMG (CBS Affiliate) in Orlando, Florida. He joined the station in February 2003.
Erik von Ancken Age
Ancken 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.
Erik von Ancken Height
Ancken stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Erik von Ancken Family
Ancken was raised in Scarsdale, New York, United States. He 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 Ancken has any siblings.
Erik von Ancken Wife
Ancken is married to his lovely spouse, whose names are currently under review. They had their engagement in October 2006 at a beachfront resort in Hawaii. At the time, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Big Island centered several kilometers from Kona where he and his then-fiancee vacationed. There is no information about their wedding. The couple takes great pride in being mom and dad to their 2 children, a daughter and a son, whose names are currently under review. Ancken likes spending his spare time with her children and wife, either on the water or making home improvements.
Erik von Ancken’s Net Worth
Ancken has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter.
Erik von Ancken Salary
Ancken earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Erik von Ancken Education
Ancken is a proud alumnus of Binghamton University. He attended the university in the year 1994 and graduated 4 years later with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics and a minor in Spanish. During his stint there, he was part of the Binghamton Crosbys. He is fluent in English, Finnish, and Spanish.
Erik von Ancken Career
Ancken serves at News 6 as a news reporter and anchor. He anchors the 9 and 11 PM newscasts on Sundays and Saturdays. Before joining News 6, he worked for WWSB-TV – ABC 7 in Sarasota, Florida as a news reporter for 2 years and 10 months. Prior to that, he served at WMBC-TV 63 News in Newton, New Jersey as a news reporter for 2 years. There he reported on the metro New York City area, and it was there that he learned to anchor, shoot, report, produce, and edit.
He joined WMKG a few days after the miserable loss of the space shuttle Columbia. Over the years with News 6, he has traveled across the globe, from the Great Wall of China to the temples of Thailand to the Incan ruins of Macchu Picchu in Peru to the Alps of Switzerland to the castles of Germany to the outback of Australia. He has reported on almost every shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center, such as the final Space Shuttle launch and landing in the year 2011 and the Return to Flight mission of Shuttle Discovery in the year 2005.
Ancken is among the journalists around the globe to sit in the commander’s seat on the flight deck of Space Shuttle Atlantis. He has reported on the next phase of the American space program: the design, construction, and test flight of the deep-space Orion capsule. Ancken was embedded with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds in the year 2014, where he was in the back seat of an F-16. He covered tornadoes, hurricanes, and brush fires, in Central Florida, as well as numerous national stories such as George W. Bush’s (President) visit to Sarasota for what was supposed to be a routine trip on the 9/11 attack on September 11, 2001.
Ancken began his journalism career as an intern at a CBS affiliate, WBNG-TV in Binghamton, New York. He holds multiple awards and recognitions for his work as an anchor and reporter, including 2 Emmy Awards in the prestigious and coveted “On-Camera Talent”. He was honored as among the best and most trusted journalists in the southeastern U.S. Ancken has also earned multiple Emmy nominations for his investigative work and storytelling. Additionally, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press (AP) have recognized him with many best-overall and first-place awards.
During his leisure, he likes skiing – he competed in and taught barefoot skiing, slalom skiing, show skiing, and wakeboarding. Also, he enjoys playing tennis and playing the keyboard, and calls himself a self-proclaimed handyman. Ancken holds a brown belt in Okinawan GoJu-Ryu Karate and he loves volunteering for charity causes. Some of the charities and organizations he has volunteered for are the Ronald McDonald House, Runway to Hope, and Seminole County Schools’ Families in Transition. Ancken loves lending a hand at the annual Monsters Celebrity Bowl-A-Rama and the Orlando Chili Cook-Off. Also, he loves speaking to students about journalism and emceeing fundraisers of all kinds.
Erik von Ancken News 6 WKMG
Ancken is currently working at News 6 WKMG where he works alongside other famous News 6 WKMG meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Matt Austin
- Lisa Bell
- Julie Broughton
- Amanda Castro
- Bridgett Ellison
- Ginger Gadsden
- Crystal Moyer
- Justin Warmoth
- Steve Montiero
- Tom Sorrells
- Troy Bridges
- Candace Campos
- Samara Cokinos
- Jonathan Kegges
Erik von Ancken 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 2200 followers on Twitter.