Jim Berry (news anchor) Biography
Jim Berry is a professional American news anchor, well known as the anchor for the CBS affiliate in Miami, Florida.
He is also recognized as a long-time sports reporter and anchor for numerous television channels.
Jim has been a frequent motivational speaker at schools and been involved with numerous charities.
Jim Berry Age
He was born in 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He is sixty-four years of age as of 2019.
Jim Berry Height
James stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 70 Kg. He rocks in black hair and has black eyes.
Jim Berry Education
A native of Chicago who grew up in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood and he attended St. Thomas Apostle Elementary and De La Salle High schools.
Berry earned a bachelor’s degree in 1977 from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Jim is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
Jim Berry Professional career
Berry began his career at WBTV-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina. At WBTV-TV, he started as a reporter trainee and progressed to being a weekend anchor.
Jim then joined WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. as a weekend anchor before switching to the sports desk.
He then joined WSVN-TV in Miami as a sports director, where he worked for six years. In April 1994, Berry joined WBBM-TV in Chicago as a sports anchor.
On August 1996, Berry joined WFOR-TV in Miami as the station’s sports director. Later, in June 2008, Berry shifted to being a morning news anchor at WFOR.
Jim Berry Marriage
James L. Berry is living a happy married life with his longtime wife, Cheryl Anette Mattox Berry. Since their marriage, the pair shares two children together, however, the details regarding their children are still unknown.
Berry and his wife, Cheryl Annette Mattox Berry, have two children. They live in Palmetto Bay, Florida.
Currently, Berry is living a blissful life with his spouse and children. As of 2019, he is free of rumors and controversies.
Jim Berry Awards
Jim is a three-time Best of Miami winner and has won five Emmys. He is also a recipient of the Silver Circle of Excellence award for a distinguished journalism career from the Suncoast chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Jim Berry Philanthropy
Jim is very active in the South Florida community. Berry is a highly requested motivational speaker at local schools and youth organizations and has been involved with numerous South Florida charities.
He has sponsored fundraisers for nonprofit organizations that benefit children and young including the First Serve Tennis Foundation. Here, he organized and participated in the Jim Berry Tennis Classic for five years. He is a member of 5000 Role Models of Excellence and Mourning Family Foundation at the Overtown Youth Center.
Additionally, he is part of 100 Black Men of South Florida, Orange Bowl Committee, Educate Tomorrow, New Journeys Transitional Home and Mario V. Chalmers Foundation.
Jim Zach & Henry Crockett Foundation, South Florida Athletes in Action, Florida Memorial University, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Miami, Barry University and the EASE Foundation, where he served as an honorary board member.
How much is Berry’s Net Worth?
Jim earns a decent amount of money from his career as a news anchor. In his 30 years of anchoring career, Berry has managed to make a good amount of net worth, as a news anchor can earn up to $60,000 annually on average. As of 2019, James’ total wealth is around $2 Million.
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