Sheldon Haygood Biography, Wiki
Sheldon Haygood is an American Sports/News Anchor/Reporter working for WBRC-TV – FOX6 in Birmingham, Alabama. He joined the station in the year 1994.
Sheldon Haygood Age
Haygood 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 50s.
Sheldon Haygood Height
Haygood stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Sheldon Haygood’s Family
Haygood was raised all over as the son of a military family. 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 Haygood has any siblings.
Sheldon Haygood’s Wife, Children
Haygood is married to his lovely spouse, whose names are currently under review. The couple takes great pride in being mom and dad to their 6 children, whose identities are also currently under review.
Sheldon Haygood’s Net Worth
Haygood has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Sports/News Anchor/Reporter.
Sheldon Haygood Salary
Haygood earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Sheldon Haygood Education
Mentioning his education, Haygood is a proud alumnus of Southwest Texas State University. He graduated from the university in the year 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician.
Sheldon Haygood Career
Haygood serves at WBRC as a News Anchor/Reporter. He began as a sports reporter at WBRC. With time, he became among Birmingham’s favorite weekend sports anchors. He transitioned to the news department in the year 2019 and now works with “Good Day Alabama” every morning as an anchor for FOX6 News at Noon. Haygood also does profile stories on amazing people for wbrc.com. He has worked as a co-host of WBRC’s high school football show on Friday nights, SIDELINE.
Haygood’s love for sports reporting and anchoring hailed out from his love of sports in general. While he was in high school, he got himself actively involved in sports teams. It was once that he gave it a try at radio, where he worked as a disc jockey. He began his TV career at an ABC Affiliate, KMID-TV in Midland, Texas, where he served as a weekend anchor and news reporter. After that, he moved to Lubbock where he worked as Sports Director. From there, he went to work for WHOA-TV (now WNCF-TV) in Montgomery, Alabama.
Sheldon Haygood Cancer, Health, Illness
Haygood is a Prostate Cancer survivor. He underwent prostate cancer surgery on February 20, 2020. He says that the day of surgery was a good day of his life because his cancer was removed and hence become cancer-free. Haygood adds that he felt as healthy as he was before being diagnosed with prostate cancer. During the diagnosis of prostate cancer, he says that he was also diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Crohn’s Disease made him have new eating habits and every 2 months an infusion treatment.
In his recovery from prostate cancer, he says that he was dealing with depression, anger, fear, and frustration, and at the same time, he received so much support from his friends, family, and strangers. He credits the support of everyone who supported him during the recovery period, and he says that he didn’t know that he would be where he is right now.
Sheldon Haygood Weight Loss
When Haygood was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, his diet changed. He lost around 50 pounds in what he said seemed like overnight and was able to acknowledge the person in the mirror. He however admitted it and struggled with the part of not seeing himself in the mirror, stopped looking for a quite long time, and even went back to work. Some viewers noticed the difference visible in Haygood and mentioned something, it was never ugly, just wondering if he was okay. Many viewers sent him notes of encouragement, via the mail and all over social media.
Sheldon Haygood WBRC
Haygood is currently working at WBRC where he works alongside other famous WBRC meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Jill Gilardi
- Wes Wyatt
- Fred Hunter
- Mickey Ferguson
- Matt Daniel
- Sarah Verser
- Janice Rogers
- Jeh Jeh Pruitt
- Catherine Patterson
- Russell Jones
- Clare Huddleston
- Jonathan Hardison
- Cassie Fambro
- Mike Dubberly
Sheldon Haygood 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 960 followers on Instagram.