Michael Williams Biography
Michael Williams is an American eight-time Emmy-awarded journalist who serves WPTV as an anchor. He joined the station in March 2011 and has served the station for more than a decade. Previously, he served WFOR in Miami as a political reporter.
Michael Williams Age
Williams 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 60’s.
Michael Williams Height
Williams stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Michael Williams Family
Williams has two twin sisters and one of them is known as Carol, he also has a brother. However, he has neither revealed the names of his parents nor those of his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Michael Williams Wife
Williams is married to Leisa. Together they have been blessed with three children namely; Lindsey, Erin, and Ally.
Michael Williams Net Worth
Williams has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor and reporter.
Michael Williams Salary
Williams earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Michael Williams Career
Williams serves WPTV as an anchor. He joined the station in March 2011 and has served the station for more than a decade. Previously, he served WFOR in Miami as a political reporter.
While he worked at WFOR, he covered both the 2008 and the 2010 political campaigns whereby he had the opportunity to have one-on-one interviews with; John McCain, Charlie Crist, Barack Obama, and many others. Additionally, he produced two half-hour specials, “Dreams of the American West”, and “Dreams of the Galapagos” which aimed at encouraging people to become more engaged in preserving our natural heritage.
He was a Washington, D.C.-based national correspondent from 2002-2004 where he worked for NBC NewsChannel. While he worked as the channel’s correspondent, he covered the build-up to the war in Iraq, the Columbia space shuttle tragedy, the White House, and Capitol Hill.
While he worked for WTVJ (NBC) from 1984 to 2006, he covered just about every major story that hit the Miami area, and also while he worked at WSVN (the Fox affiliate). Some of these stories include; Hurricane Andrew, the 2000 Florida presidential election controversy, the custody battle over Elian Gonzalez, the visit to Miami of Pope John Paul II, and the fall of Eastern Airlines.
Furthermore, he has credentials overseas as well as reporting from Panama, Haiti, Cuba, Colombia, and South Africa. In his broadcasting career, he has won eight Emmy awards as well as the privilege of being a recipient of the prestigious Dupont-Columbia Award for reporting he did in Haiti.
Additionally, for his outstanding work in South Florida for more than twenty-five years, the Suncoast Chapter of NATAS (the Emmy organization) with the Silver Circle award honored him. His TV career began in Fort. Pierce at WTVX, and this is not his first time working for Scripps, as he had previously worked for Scripps when he reported for two years for our Cincinnati station, WCPO. For his education, he attended and graduated from the University of Florida.
Michael Williams WPTV
Williams is working at WPTV where he works alongside other famous WPTV anchors and reporters including;
- Keli Ferguson
- James Wieland
- Kate Wentzel
- Steve Villanueva
- Kahtia Hall
- Steve Weagle
- Jon Shainman
- Tania Rogers
- Tory Dunnan
- Erica Rakow
- Jay Cashmere
- Shannon Cake
- Hollani Davis
- Chris Gilmore
- Mike Trim
- Ashleigh Walters
- Kelly Dunn
Michael Williams Social Media Platforms
Williams is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 3k followers on Twitter and over 5k followers on Facebook.