Stefani Schaefer Biography
Stefani Schaefer is an American 7-time Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter working for Fox 8 News – WJW in Cleveland, Ohio as a noon/morning news anchor. She has been working for the station since 1992.
Stefani Schaefer Age
Schaefer was born on May 31, 1974, in Alliance, Ohio, United States. She is therefore 49 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday on the 31st of May every year.
Stefani Schaefer Height
Schaefer stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 6 inches.
Stefani Schaefer Family
Schaefer was raised alongside his brother, Thommie. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents.
Stefani Schaefer Brother
Schaefer’s brother, Thommie, works as a California-based recording artist. From 1979 to 1989, the 2 brothers went to many places in the country with the Bob Hope USO Troupe. In 1983, Schaefer and Thommie had a special show at Geauga Lake Amusement Park. In this performance, they sang, danced, and showed their talents on eight diverse musical instruments.
At a fun park in Ohio, the 2 brothers were the youngest performers, and they only did shows at certain times of the year. The two got a chance to be the very first ones to perform before famous artists like The Oak Ridge Boys, Chubby Checker, Alabama, and Barbara Mandrell.
Stefani Schaefer Husband / Children
Schaefer is married to her lovely spouse, Roger Schaefer, a constructor. They tied the knot in 1998. The couple takes great pride in being mom and dad to their 2 kids, Siena Bella (daughter) and Race (son – lastborn). Siena is a singer/songwriter and she is 2 years older than Race, who is an alumnus of Villanova University graduate.
Stefani Schaefer Daughter’s Song
Schaefer’s daughter, Siena, is a known singer/songwriter. She has also specialized in the fields of director, editor, and producer, which she practices in her music. On a Friday afternoon, she put out a music video that really touched the hearts of many people in Northeast Ohio during the coronavirus pandemic. Schaefer went on Instagram on April 10, 2020, to let everyone know about Siena’s new song called “Skin.” The song is all about the feelings when you’re missing someone you love and want to be close to them. In the post, Schaefer explained that with all the social distancing going on, we really long to be with our loved ones and friends, to be beside them, and feel close to their skin even more than ever.
Since it came out in late December, “Skin” has become very popular. It made it to the Top 50 songs in Spain and is considered one of the top dance tracks in Italy and Asia. Schaefer told everyone that they filmed the whole music video in Cleveland, with a crew from the city. You can watch the entire “Skin” music video, and the song is available on platforms like Amazon, Spotify, and iTunes.
Stefani Schaefer Husband’s Health
Schaefer’s husband, Roger, had a bad accident at a construction site in April 2012. He fell from a height of 12 feet and hit his head. The accident hurt his memory a lot, and now he has trouble remembering things in the short term and the long term. While he was installing solar panels when the fall happened. Because of the accident, he developed two conditions: visual agnosia, which affects his ability to recognize things he sees, and aphasia, which makes it hard for him to understand and use language. These injuries had a really big impact on his daily life and thinking.
Stefani Schaefer Divorce
There were once rumors that Schaefer divorced her husband Roger. However, these are just rumors, they have never divorced, and they are happily married.
Stefani Schaefer Net Worth
Schaefer has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Anchor/Reporter.
Stefani Schaefer Salary
Schaefer earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Stefani Schaefer Education
Schaefer is a proud alumnus of the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, where she spent 1 semester. She earned a degree in communications, journalism, and writing from the university. She is also an alumnus of St. Thomas Aquinas in Louisville and The University of Mount Union.
Stefani Schaefer Career
Schaefer serves at FOX 8 News as a noon/morning anchor. She appears on the 8, 9, and noon newscasts. She started her career as a reporter and anchor for Good Day Cleveland at Fox 8. Then, in 2006, she got a chance to host a show on a national TV network. They filmed the show at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Besides working in TV news, she loves music a lot. Even today, she stays connected to music by singing the National Anthem for sports teams in Cleveland and professional teams on the west coast. For over 20 years, she also taught singing and dancing at a performing arts center owned by her family in Alliance, Ohio.
Schaefer has been very involved in the events and celebrations at the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. Since she was 15 years old, she has been singing the opening and closing songs at the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies. She also sings the National Anthem for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.
Besides hosting fashion events, Schaefer had a special job for over 20 years. She hosted the national broadcast of the Hall of Fame Parade with Dan Dierdorf. When she was in college, she did really well in her studies and received honors for it. She was honored as a National Collegiate Academic Honoree and an All-American Scholar.
In 2000, Schaefer was on the cover of a special Cleveland Magazine issue that celebrated Cleveland’s Most Interesting People. She was also featured on the covers of “Celebrity Homes” and “Celebrity Working Mothers” magazines. Since 2012, the readers of Cleveland Magazine have chosen her as their Favorite News Team and Favorite News Anchor many times. She has also been recognized as one of the top favorite TV celebrities in Scene Magazine.
During her career, she received a number of honors and accolades for her outstanding work. One big achievement was on September 14, 2008, when she was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In 1989, she was honored as Young Woman of the Year and Ohio’s Junior Miss, and she also received the Ohio Governor’s Choice Award. When she is not working she likes to scuba dive, teach voice singing, dance, or eat chocolates (she calls herself a chocoholic!).
Stefani Schaefer Accident / Injury
In May 2023, Schaefer had a bad accident while doing yard work, and she had to go to the hospital. She wrote about it on social media and said she heard and felt pops during the accident, which caused a tear in her hamstring where it connects to the pelvic bone.
Schaefer thanked Dr. James Rosneck from the Cleveland Clinic for doing her surgery. Because of the injury, she couldn’t walk for six weeks to two months, and maybe even longer. Also, Schaefer couldn’t sit normally, so she’s been using a wheelchair since the accident at home. She said it will take a long time to get better, and the recovery process will be painful. She’ll have to start walking slowly again.
Stefani Schaefer Fox 8 News
Schaefer is working at Fox 8 News where she works alongside other famous Fox 8 News meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Todd Meany
- Elizabeth Noreika
- John Sabol
- Scott Sabol
- Gabe Spiegel
- Joe Toohey
- Alexis Walters
- PJ Ziegler
- John Telich – retired
Stefani Schaefer Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and often posts on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 53K followers on Instagram.