Wiki Biography / Profile Information
- Jane McGarry, a middle-aged woman with blonde hair and brown highlights, is a talk show host for WFAA-TV, a Dallas based news station.
- The anchor-entrepreneur has been in the industry for over three decades!
- The versatile woman regularly posts on her own blog and owns a media consulting company.
Personal Life : Family, Parents & Education
- Jane decided to stay in her home state for college & attended Southern Illinois University, a public university based in Carbondale, Illinois. She left the university with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
- She lives in Dallas, Texas, and has one son, now into his late-twenties, named Michael.
- She is an avid volunteer with victims of domestic abuse and sits on the board of the AiRS Foundation, which helps women recover from breast cancer.
- Jane and her husband have built a gorgeous wood cabin in Big Sky, Montana, just down the road from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It was built for under $400,000 and is enjoyed by the McGarry family to enjoy skiing and other winter sports.
- When she is not working, Jane enjoys playing golf, horseback riding, and skiing. In addition to traveling and cooking, Jane also enjoys interior design.
Early Career & Jobs :
WRAJ-AM & FM
- McGarry’s first broadcasting career truly began on the radio while she was still in Illinois. She broadcasted there for a few years while she was in college & had her own show.
- She then moved on to Paducah, Kentucky, taking the job as the station’s bureau chief.
- McGarry then moved up to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and got her first anchor position. She anchored the evening news.
- In 1982, McGarry started at KXAS-TV NBC5 as a full-time reporter, then a lead anchor.
- She anchored multiple programs, including NonStop Nightly, a 30-minute recap of the day’s news; One on One with Jane McGarry, a one-hour prime-time show where she interviewed celebrities like entertainer Ellen DeGeneres and musician Willie Nelson.
- She worked there until 2012, and still holds the record for being their longest-running female news anchor.
Departure from NBC5 :
- In May 2012, Jane was pulled over near Lemmon, Texas, by a police officer for failure to signal, while she was driving back home.
- She told the officer that she had three glasses of wine, and she was asked to perform sobriety tests. When she could not pass them, she took a breathalyzer and was tested for a blood-alcohol content level of .11, which is over the legal limit by .03.
- She was jailed and sentenced to 18 months of probation, $1,200 in fines, and 40 hours of community service.
- After the incident, NBC5 took her off the air. In July 2012, Jane left the station.
Recent Work, Salary & Net worth :
- In March of 2013, McGarry got a new job at WFAA ABC8 as a co-host for their morning show Good Morning Texas.She has been working there for over the last few years.
- In addition to her TV work, McGarry also has her own lifestyle blog called Realjane (dot) net.
- She is also the owner and operator of Jane McGarry Media, a business which trains people in how to do on-air interviews and appearances, as well as how to create a stellar digital presence for themselves.
- McGarry is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of RealJane.net, a Dallas and Fort Worth-based lifestyle blog.
Body Info / Physical Features
Jane McGarry Measurements :
- Eye Color : Brown
- Haircut / Hair Color : Blonde
- How tall / Height : No confirmed information available.
- Feet / Legs / Boots / Shoe Size : No confirmed information available.
- Pregnant ? : Currently, she is not expecting a baby.
- Jane McGarry Weight Loss : There were many queries on Google and Jane’s Twitter once had a post regarding this. See below.
Source : Twitter
Personal / Home Details
- Jane McGarry Married? : Yes
- Children / No of Kids : 1
- Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race : White
- Nationality : American