Michael Wooten Biography
Michael Wooten is an American Emmy-awarded journalist who serves WGRZ as an anchor of Channel 2 News Midday. Additionally, he serves as managing editor at 2 On Your Side and specializes in in-depth investigative reporting. He joined the station in 2009 and has served the station for more than a decade. Previously, he served NBC affiliate WSAZ as a weekend evening anchor and political reporter.
Michael Wooten Age
Wooten 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 50’s.
Michael Wooten Height
Wooten stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Michael Wooten Family
Wooten’s father is known as Mike Wooten he has a sister by the name of Miranda McCarthy. However, he has not revealed any information about his mother as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Michael Wooten Wife
Wooten is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Michael Wooten Net Worth
Wooten has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor.
Michael Wooten Salary
Wooten earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Michael Wooten Education
He received the prestigious Yeager Scholarship to attend Marshall University (Go Herd!) where he earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism graduating Summa Cum Laude. In addition, he attended Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid, Spain, and Oxford University in England.
Michael Wooten Career
Wooten serves WGRZ as an anchor of Channel 2 News Midday. Additionally, he serves as managing editor at 2 On Your Side and specializes in in-depth investigative reporting. He joined the station in 2009 and has served the station for more than a decade. Previously, he served NBC affiliate WSAZ as a weekend evening anchor and political reporter.
West Virginia is her native home. His career in journalism began at WSAZ-TV an NBC affiliate where he first served as a producer and later on he became a reporter and weekend, and evening anchor. In addition, his most memorable moment was when he had the opportunity to sit down with Hillary Clinton and with then-Senator Barack Obama on the same day.
He relocated to Buffalo a short while before the 2009 crash of Continental Flight 3407, which was his first story to cover in Western New York. He had the privilege of reporting on the families’ multiple journeys to Washington, D.C., where they fought for tougher airline regulations to prevent another tragedy later on.
Over the past ten years, he has reported on some of the biggest stories in the country. In July 2012, he covered; the Colorado movie theater massacre, and the Aurora. Furthermore, after there was a school shooting in Chardon, Ohio, he did a report on the event.
For his report on hydraulic fracturing or fracking, in New York State, he was awarded an Emmy Award and is a nominee for a number of other Emmy awards. Furthermore, he has won many Associated Press awards including; one for Best Continuing Coverage, and two for Best Enterprise Reporting.
A regional Edward R. Murrow award was awarded to WGRZ in 2015, for his investigative reporter at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office on “Cell Phone Spying.” Prior to this, he attained the regional Edward R. Murrow award for innovation in 2018, for his outstanding work. During his downtime, he enjoys watching sports as he is a fan, traveling throughout Western New York and around the world, and enjoying the summer.
Micheal Wooten WGRZ-TV
Wooten is working at WGRZ-TV where he works alongside other famous WGRZ-TV anchors and reporters including;
- Julianne Pelusi
- Ashley Holder
- Adam Benigni
- Liz Lewin
- Danielle Church
- Jackie Roberts
- Elyse Smith
- Maria Genero
- Heather Waldman
- Patrick Hammer
- Kate Welshofer
- Ron Plants
- Claudine Ewing
- Heather Ly
- Kelly Dudzik
- Pete Gallivan
- Melissa Holmes
- Maryalice Demler
- Scott Levin
Michael Wooten Social Media Platforms
Wooten is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 8k followers on Twitter and over 5k followers on Facebook.