Wendy Rieger Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Death, NBC4, Net Worth, Salary

Wendy Rieger is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist working at NBC4 as an anchor at 5, the No. 1 newscast in Washington at 5 p.m.

Wendy Rieger Biography

Wendy Rieger was an American Emmy Award-winning known for having worked at NBC4. There she served as an anchor at 5, the No. 1 newscast in Washington at 5 p.m.

Wendy Rieger Age

Wendy was born on April 18, 1956, in the United States of America. She was 65 years old as of 2021, she celebrated her birthday on April 18 every year.

Wendy Rieger Height

She stood at an average height of 5 feet 2 inches.

Wendy Rieger Family

She is a Norfolk native. Rieger managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she did not disclose any information about her parents. It is also not known if Rieger had any siblings.

Wendy Rieger Husband

She was married to producer Sol Levine. The couple married in September 1993 and later separated. Rieger and her cat Nina live in the Annapolis area.

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Wendy Rieger Net Worth

Rieger had an estimated net worth of about $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned through her career as a journalist.

Wendy Rieger Salary

Rieger earned an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Wendy Rieger Career

Rieger served at NBC4 as an anchor at 5, the No. 1 newscast in Washington at 5 p.m. As a general assignment reporter, Rieger joined News4 in 1988, mainly covering breaking news for News4 at 11 p.m. In 1996, she started anchoring weekend evening newscasts, then News4 at 5 in 2001. By engaging in three DC AIDS Rides, she joined her NBC4 colleagues.

Before her television career, Rieger’s voice and writing style set her up as a rising radio star. At WAMU, Washington’s NPR station, a short period as a writer led to a stint as host of the Morning Edition of the station. She later anchored NPR and WTOP Radio’s newscasts. Her TV career started in the Washington Bureau of CNN.

Rieger has known herself as a solid reporter, aside from anchoring. Her Going Green segments were so common for many years that during their newscasts, NBC stations around the country aired them and spawned a series on NBC Nightly News. A story Rieger made in 2005 about a woman who became allergic to her own house and the eco-ways she learned to combat her bad reactions was the idea for this weekly series. In April 2008, readers of Washington magazine presented one of its inaugural Green Awards to Rieger in recognition of her contribution to “preserving our environment through education.”

Three Emmy Awards were given to Rieger, including one for a special report she shot on home video in Vietnam 20 years after the war. Many local organizations, including those dedicated to combating cancer, saving animals, and upholding human rights, have been active in her community engagement. When coming to her education, Rieger graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from American University.

Wendy Rieger Death / Health

Rieger underwent open-heart surgery in October 2020, to repair a faulty mitral valve. She started feeling unwell in April 2021. She was diagnosed with glioblastoma one month later, and she passed away on April 16, 2022.

Wendy Rieger NBC 4

Rieger is currently working at  NBC 4  where she works alongside other famous  NBC 4  anchors and reporters including;

  1. Bruce Beck
  2. David Ushery
  3. Adam Kuperstein
  4. Ray Villeda
  5. Maria LaRosa
  6. Mike Jackson
  7. Chris Miles
  8. Eun Yang
  9. Doug Kammerer
  10. Chuck Bell
  11. Michael Gargiulo
  12. Colleen Marshal
  13. Liz McGiffin
  14. Ben Gelber
  15. Bob Nunnally
  16. Dave Mazza
  17. Kristine Varkony
  18. Andrea Henderson
  19. Audrey Hasson
  20. Hattie Hawks
  21. Jennifer Bullock
  22. Brad Johansen
  23. Darlene Hill
  24. Monica Day
  25. Matt Barnes
  26. Kerry Charles
  27. Colleen Marshall
  28. Julie Carey
  29. Jim Handly
  30. Lauryn Ricketts
  31. Tracee Wilkins
  32. Leon Harris
  33. Amelia Draper
  34. Doreen Gentzler
  35. Aaron Gilchrist
  36. Pat Lawson

Wendy Rieger Social Media Platforms

Rieger is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook and Twitter. She has over 11.6k followers on Twitter and over 20.4k followers on Facebook.

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