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Jim Rose Profile
Jim Rose is an American sports director and anchor who is currently working at ABC7 Chicago. At the station, he serves as sports director and anchor for the station’s top-rated 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts.
Jim Rose Age
Rose is 70 years as of 2023. He was born on 5th July 1953, in Edison, New Jersey, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on the 5th of July every year.
Jim Rose Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Jim Rose Family
Rose has neither disclosed the names of his parents nor his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.
Jim Rose Wife
Rose was previously married to Cheryl Burton, a news anchor. they were married from 1986 to 1995. He met Cheryl when she was a cheerleader for the Chicago Bears in 1985. Currently, he is married to Lakesha Draine, they tied the knot in 2011. The couple is blessed with two children. A son named Jayson Rose and a daughter named Suzette Rose.
Jim Rose Career
In addition to being one of Chicago’s go-to sports authorities, Rose plays a major role in the station’s programming specials. He is a contributor to ABC 7’s Emmy Award-winning Our Chicago (formerly HEART & SOUL) a series of specials that celebrates the rich culture of the African American community in Chicago. Each August, Rose also hosts ABC 7’s annual broadcast of one of the largest parades in the country, the Bud Billiken Parade. Additionally, he serves as co-host to the station’s hour-long lives special, The Chicago Auto Show.
Rose began his career in sports broadcasting while serving in the U.S. Army, acting as sports director for AFN-TV in Berlin, West Germany (1973-75). Rose is the vice president of the Swan Group, a non-profit group created to give away the “Swan House” to a Chicago area single mother who achieved academic excellence in college. After 4.5 years of sweat equity, along with an outpouring of community donations, Rose’s hard work came to fruition. In October 2006, he handed the keys to a 2,000 sq. ft. house over to a single mother with two children and a 3.8-grade average.
Despite the many honors he has received during his career, Rose considers this “one of his life’s crowning achievements.” Rose continues to volunteer his time to help many charitable groups and worthy causes throughout the Chicagoland area. Rose earned a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from Rhode Island College in 1977. He is the proud father of two children, Jayson and Suzette. Furthermore, Rose is the “over the moon” grandfather of his first grandchild, Cora Rose. He and his wife, Lakesha, live in Chicago.
Jim Rose Salary
He has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from his career at ABC7 Chicago.
Jim Rose Net Worth
Rose has an estimated annual net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from his career as a sports director and anchor.
Jim Rose Social Media Platforms
Rose is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 2.4k followers on Twitter, 1.2k followers on Instagram, and 3.2k followers on Facebook.