There is a prominent height in every venture or profession that everyone aspires to surpass, but only through hard work and dedication can such stardom be attained. Similarly, news anchor Deidra Dukes aspired to be a notable person. And, interestingly, she achieved her goal through hard work.
Biography and Wiki
Every year on October 15th, she celebrates her birthday. She graduated from California State University-Chico with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information and Communication studies.
She was born in San Diego and grew up in Oceanside, California. Marion Dukes is her mother’s name. She has a special relationship with her mother. She admits that the only reason she and her younger brother became well-disciplined was because their mother was strict and taught them to behave well.
Semper Fi, Deidra’s father, was a US Marine Corps veteran who grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. He had joined the Marines immediately after graduating from high school. Deidra and her family even lived on base for a year when her father was a marine. Her father, however, died of diabetes in 2013. She was inspired to eat healthily and exercise regularly after her father died.
She has a very down-to-earth personality. She attributes her success to her family and never fails to mention her grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles when asked about her inspiration.
Her Married Life, Husband, and Son Deidra hasn’t revealed much about her personal life or age. Nonetheless, she is open about her divorce. Her ex-husband and she live separately, while her 14-year-old son Mike lives with her. Yes, she is a mother, and she shares custody of her son with her ex-husband.
Despite her hectic schedule, she always makes time for her son and actively participates in his baseball game. Interestingly, her mother, Marino Dukes, is there to support her on her motherhood journey.
Net Worth, Salary
Deidra began working for WPXI-TV in 1995 and stayed for three years. She then relocated to Atlanta and spent seven years as a news reporter for WSB-TV. She joined FOX 5 Atlanta, WAGA-TV, after years of experience.
She did not shy away from expressing her delight at working with FOX News. It’s been 13 years, and she’s still working on FOX 5 with Jennifer Lahmers. She covered high-profile criminal cases, political scandals, and the infamous Atlanta courthouse shooting.
Aside from her journalism career, she is actively involved in several community programs, including the Junior League of Atlanta, the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, and the American Red Cross Minority Recruitment Program.
Deidra Duke’s net worth is currently unknown. The FOX 5 news reporter is undoubtedly wealthy, owing to her success in the media world thus far. FOX 5 pays her an estimated salary of $99k.
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