Jean Jadhon Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, WDBJ-TV, Net Worth, and Salary

Jean Jadhon Biography

Jean Jadhon is an American Anchor and Reporter working at WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia as a weekday evening anchor. She has been working for the station since September 1992.

Jean Jadhon Age

Jadhon was born in New York, United States. She likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year she was born (she might be in her 40s). However, she posted her photo on Instagram on August 5, 2022, and the caption read that it was her birthday!

Jean Jadhon Height

Jadhon stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Jean Jadhon Family

Jadhon grew up in New York, United States. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. However, she posted her mother’s photo on Instagram on May 14, 2023, wishing her a Happy Mother’s Day. There is also no information regarding whether Jadhon has any siblings or not.

Jean Jadhon Husband

Jadhon is a married woman but she has not disclosed the name of her spouse. There is no information regarding whether Jadhon has any kids or not. Her WDBJ bio reads that she likes spending her spare time with her husband, most especially traveling. Her other hobbies include hanging out with her friends and extended family, swimming (she is a self-proclaimed professional), rooting for the Syracuse Orangemen, shopping, looking for new fashion, chilling with her dog (Coton de Tulear) named Sammy, and eating lots of chocolate.

Jean Jadhon Net Worth

Jadhon has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Anchor and Reporter.

Jean Jadhon
Jean Jadhon

Jean Jadhon Salary

Jadhon earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Jean Jadhon Education

Jadhon is a proud alumnus of Hollins University, where she obtained a Master of Arts Degree. She is also a graduate of St. John Fisher University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication, Related Programs, and Journalism.

Jean Jadhon Career

Jadhon serves at WDBJ 7 News as a weekday evening news anchor, appearing on the 4, 5, and 6 PM newscasts. She has been holding this role since September 2008. She is responsible for anchoring the news segments on a lifestyle program that airs at 4 PM. Also, she serves as a field reporter on WDBJ-TV. According to her LinkedIn page, she began as a 5 PM and 11 PM news anchor, from Monday through Friday, for 16 years (September 1992 – September 2008).

Jadhon started as an intern at WUTR/WFXV/WPNY in Utica, New York, during the summer of 1984. She then moved to Rochester, New York, where she worked as an Associate Producer and Intern at WHEC-TV News10NBC from February 1985 until September 1987. Her career continued to progress as she took on the role of Multimedia Journalist and Anchor at WMGC-TV 34 for just over a year, until September 1988.

Following this, she was a Reporter and Producer at WBNG TV 12 in Binghamton, New York, from September 1988 to September 1989. Jadhon then served as a News Reporter, Fill-In Anchor, and Producer at NewsChannel 9 WSYR in Syracuse, New York, from September 1989 to September 1991. She further honed her anchoring skills at WNPL-TV in Fort Myers, Naples, Florida, where she was the 10 pm News Anchor and Producer from September 1991 to September 1992.

Throughout her career, Jadhon has reported on many important events. She reported on the presidential campaign stops of Pres. Obama in Virginia and was the only journalist allowed a private interview with then-Senator Obama when he visited Roanoke in the year 2008. She also covered the campaign stops of Trump in Virginia during his 2016 run. Jadhon was the moderator for the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial debate, which was shown on C-Span, and for the Democratic primary gubernatorial debate in the year 2017, which was broadcast across the state.

Jadhon says that one of the toughest days in her career was on April 16, 2007, during the Virginia Tech shooting. She and her co-anchor Keith Humphry were on air for ten straight hours without any commercial breaks. Their live coverage on WDBJ7 was also shown on CNN International and CNN.

In addition to her career in journalism, Jadhon has also served as an adjunct faculty instructor at several institutions. She taught at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, from January 2007 until May 2009. She continued her teaching journey at Virginia Western Community College, also in Roanoke, where she worked as a part-time instructor from January 2015 to January 2016. Most recently, she was an Adjunct Faculty Instructor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, from August 2020 to May 2021.

Jean Jadhon Awards and Honors

Jean has received several awards for her excellent journalism work. She holds the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters “Best Anchor” award, which she won in the years 2017, 2019, and 2023. She has also been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for her coverage of various topics. These include; a special report titled “Not So Sweet: The Truth About Diabetes,” her story on a Virginia man who had the most extensive facial transplant in the world, live reporting from President Trump’s visit to Liberty University, a report on tornadoes in Southwest Virginia, a special on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, and a feature called “From Glenvar to the Grammys” about a Roanoke County native’s rise in country music.

Jean Jadhon Volunteer Work

Besides journalism, Jadhon also loves being involved in community activities. Since June 2022, she has been serving on the Board of Governors for The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She has also been a board member of the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters since April 2017, and held leadership positions within the organization, serving as President from April 2020 to November 2021 and as Vice President from April 2019 to April 2020.

She has also been involved annually with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Denim and Diamonds Gala, helping to raise funds for the organization. Additionally, she has been an emcee for several key events for the American Heart Association, including their annual Go Red Walk, the Heart Ball, and the Go Red For Women lunch.

Jean Jadhon WDBJ-TV

Jadhon is working at WDBJ-TV alongside other famous WDBJ-TV meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;

  1. Kate Capodanno
  2. Joe Dashiell
  3. Natalie Faunce
  4. Melissa Gaona
  5. Isabella Ledonne
  6. Kimberly McBroom
  7. Neesey Payne

Jean Jadhon Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and often posts on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 2.4K followers on Instagram, over 21K followers on Facebook, and over 6.1K followers on Twitter.

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