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Marion Brooks Age, Bio, Wiki, Daughter, Net worth, Height ( Chicago )

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Name Marion Brooks

Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB As of 2022, she is around 54-55 years old.

Wikipedia Biography / Profile Information

Introduction :

Marion Brooks is an award-winning anchor & reporter for NBC5. She airs weekdays at 11 AM and 4:30 PM on NBC5 News.

Personal Life : Parents, Family and Education

  • Marion is from Vancouver, Canada but was raised in Portland, Oregon.
  • She is a graduate from Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
  • She was married to Ruye Hawkins, a lawyer from Orlando. The wedding was held at Lake Tahoe, California, on March 12, 2005. Marion was Ruye’s second wife.
  • They met while they were studying together in college. Ruye was in Morehouse College, the sister school of Spelman College. Brooks was dating Ruye’s roommate while he was dating hers. However, they never interacted much with each other until 14 years later.
  • Marion now has two daughters, Brooks Hawkins and Sydney Hawkins.
  • An article from The Sun Times recorded that Brooks was expecting her first child with Ruye in May 2006. That child is possibly Brooks Hawkins, as Sydney was only one-year-old when Mr. Hawkins was in the process of divorcing his first wife.
  • There were some reports that Marion is divorced. A column in the Chicago Tribune on January 7th, 2011, reported on Brooks selling her 7 rooms condo for $450,000. The columnist stated …the recently divorced Brooks, 44… further solidifying claims that she has divorced Ruye. However, this was the only news article to declare her divorce & there is no further confirmed information.

Marion Brooks Salary, Net worth & Professional Career :

  • Brooks is a member of the NBC5 Investigates – a team of reporters specializing in investigations. She was recruited to NBC5 in 1998.
  • She has several awards under her belt. Among them are the Peter Lisagor Award, National Emmy Award, Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and many more.
  • Brooks began her journalism career at WGST, a radio news talk station in Atlanta.
  • Her first television career was at Mississippi Delta, and then at WJKS-TV in Jacksonville, KTVI-TV in St. Louis, WSB-TV in Atlanta, and finally Chicago. She was in WSB-TV for two years before moving on to NBC5.
  • She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Political Scandal & Affair :

  • Marion was involved in a political scandal in 2001 with the then Mayor of Atlanta, Bill Campbell. The case was unearthed sometime around 2006.
  • The court heard that Brooks & another woman were in a romantic relationship with the then 57th Mayor of Atlanta in 2001, while he was still married.
  • Brooks revealed that she and Bill met a couple of times every week. She was pampered by the mayor with jewelry, fashionable clothes, and the two visited other cities frequently.
  • In fact, her affair with the former mayor dated as far back as 1996, when she was still working for WSB-TV.
  • They first met at a birthday party for Tom Houck (her associate) while working at WGST radio.
  • They met again during the spring of 1997, where they traveled with Houck to Jamaica for a vacation. Their affair lasted for four years.
Body & Other Vital Info

Marion Brooks Measurements :

  • Eye Color : Brown
  • Haircut / Hair Color : Black
  • How tall is Marion Brooks Height : 6’ 2”
  • Feet / Legs / Boots / Shoe Size : No confirmed information available.
  • Pregnant ? : Currently, she is not expecting a baby.

More Details :

  • Marion Brooks Married? : Yes
  • Children / No of Kids : 2
  • Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race : Black
  • Nationality : Canadian
Boyfriend / Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Partner / Dating Currently divorced. See above for relationship details.

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