Maureen Umeh Biography
Maureen Umeh is a Nigerian-American Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter working for FOX 5 DC since joining the station in September of 2002. You can catch her newscasts every morning, from Monday to Friday on FOX 5 DC News.
Maureen Umeh Age
Maureen is 49 years old as of 2021. She was born on December 18, 1972, in Nigeria. She, therefore, celebrates her birthday on the 18th of December every year.
Maureen Umeh Height
Umeh stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).
Maureen Umeh Family
Umeh is of Nigerian ethnicity, having been raised in Nigeria. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Umeh has any siblings.
Maureen Umeh Husband
Umeh has a daughter called Zula, who is 13 years old as of 2021, having been born in the year 2008. Umeh is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Umeh being in any past relationship with anyone.
Maureen Umeh Net Worth
Umeh has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter.
Maureen Umeh Salary
Umeh earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Maureen Umeh Education
Umeh is a proud alumnus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. During her time at the university, she had a radio talk show and a DJ. She was also she was the writer of the university newspaper.
Maureen Umeh Career
Umeh serves at FOX 5 DC as a Weekday Morning News Anchor. She also works as a news reporter. Umeh got her start at WCIA-TV(a CBS-affiliated) in Champaign, Illinois, where she served as a full-time reporter. This was after graduating from college. From there, she moved to Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she worked as a co-anchor of the evening newscasts at a CBS-affiliated station, WSPA-TV.
Umeh holds several awards for her work as an anchor and reporter as well. She holds an Emmy Award for Best Newscast and Best Investigative Series. She has been also recognized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP), the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association, and the South Carolina Television and Arts Association.
Umeh has been passionate about TV broadcasting since she was young. Growing up, she was watching the news on TV, seeing one of her favorite reporters taking on city hall and fighting for the little guy. She aspired to be like him since it was superheroic.
Umeh has worked as a Chair for the American Cancer Society’s Upstate Leadership Council. Also, she has worked with several nonprofit organizations such as Mathew House(an agency for disadvantaged youth), and Big Sisters Big Brothers.
Maureen Umeh FOX 5 DC
Umeh is currently working at FOX 5 DC where she works alongside other famous FOX 5 DC anchors and reporters including;
- Jim Lokay
- Marina Marraco
- Wisdom Martin
- Shirin Rajaee
- Jeannette Reyes
- Caitlin Roth
- Mike Thomas
- Gwen Tolbart
- Tucker Barnes
- Steve Chenevey
- Erin Como
- Jennifer Delgado
- Rob Desir
- Tisha Lewis
Maureen Umeh Social Media Platforms
Umeh is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 15.7K followers on Twitter.