Rafer Weigel, born on the 5th. May 1969, is known as an American journalist, actor and news anchor and morning reporter for the World Federation Channel 32 in Chicago. Tim Weigel grew up in Evanston, Illinois. He is the son of sports journalist and columnist Tim Weigel and Katie Worthington, former WGN radio news anchor.
Rafer Weigel parents, siblings, beginning of life
He is also the grandson of the founder of Weigel Broadcasting, John Jacob Weigel, who was the radio announcer of Lawrence Welk at the time. He has two sisters, Jennifer Weigel, former Chicago news anchor and writer, and Teddy, his younger sister. When Weigel grew up, he regularly spent time with journalists and media figures, including columnist Mike Royko, Steve Dahl, Gene Siskel and Richard Rupert. Weigel went to Evanston High School, where he was on stage at the Piven Theatre Youth Workshop Company, where he graduated in 1987.
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He then continued his studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he obtained a degree in Theatre Pedagogy in 1992 after his studies in London.
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During his studies he worked during the summer months as an intern for his father at WLS-TV. After graduation he started his acting career and made his debut at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago in the title role of Master Harold. And the boys. His first television role was in the local television show The Untouchables. In 1993 Weigel was hired for a news magazine with young journalists. A few months later, Weigel was hired as a cameraman at VH1, where he worked with future star A.J. Hammer. Weigel then returned to Hollywood in 1995 and played small roles in ER and Party of Five, but also in JAG, Charmed and Vengeance Unlimited. In 1997 Weigel was hired as a regular customer on NBC’s Jennystarring, but that series only lasted one season. He also landed the role of Darth Jedi Yoon in this year’s Star Wars Jedi Knight video game: Dark Forces II. Shortly after, Weigel began his film career as Robert alongside actors William Shatner and Eric McCormack in the cult film Free Enterprise.
After the death of his father in 2001, Weigel decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and started a career as a journalist. He returned to Chicago, where he wrote an essay that was published in the Chicago Sun-Times after his father’s death. A year later, he returned to Los Angeles, where he began working in the Los Angeles Times sports department and wrote articles for the Times as a freelancer, until a year later he was hired as a full-time high school sports editor. Mr. Weigel’s first job in on-camera journalism dates back to 2005, when he worked as a freelance reporter for KUSI in San Diego on a weekend morning show. In February 2006 he was hired by the CBS, which owns and operates the KOVR in Sacramento, as general contractor reporter. In February 2008, Weigel joined the cast of the Morning Express Show with Robin Mead, and a few years later, in March 2011, he became the new sports anchor and weekend reporter for WLS Channel 7 in Chicago, the station where his father anchored for 17 years. One. In September 2017, Weigel joined WFLD TV in Chicago as a news anchor for the weekend and as a general contractor reporter, a position he held until October 2019, when Weigel was suspended after a northwest Indiana court uncovered allegations of triple harassment and revenge pornography, and although he was never formally charged with any crime, on the 27th. January 2020 dismissed from the WFLD.
Data relating to the marriage of Rafer Weigel and children
At the age of 5 and weighing about 171 pounds, Rafer Weigel, now 51, married picture Tiffany Weigel in 2002 and the couple had a son named Heathcliff John Weigel on the 20th. In November 2009, but after more than a decade of marriage, the couple divorced and in August 2018 they were engaged to Katie Brown, who also has a son from their previous relationship. Although he is currently unemployed, sources estimate Weigel’s net worth to be about $1.5 million, although it is not known how he spends his fortune because there are no details about his home, spending habits or cars, but he has been seen several times while renting cars, so at least he has a driver’s license.