Gina Gaston Biography
Gina Gaston is an American television journalist born on 14th January 1966 in Oxnard, California, United States. She is a lead anchor at KTRK-TV, ABC channel 13 in Houston, Texas. She was honored by the Associated Press Broadcasters for News Reporting and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Gina graduated from the University of South California with a double major of journalism and communications and a minor in International Relations in 1987.
Gina Gaston Age
Gina was born on 14th January 1966 in Oxnard, California, United States. She is 52 years as of 2018.
Gina Gaston Husband
In 2000, Gina married Mario Elie, an American basketball coach and former basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Gina and Mario met while Gina was covering a Rocket championship game.
Gina Gaston Children
Gina is a mother of three triplets whom she gave birth to in 2003. The triplets are a girl by the name Lauren Elie and two boys, Gaston Elie and Glenn Elie.
She says that they named their first born Gaston, after her maiden name. “This may be a trend, because Deborah Duncan of KHOU Great Day Houston named her son Duncan.” She also says that Gaston displays all the personality traits of the oldest sibling, while Glenn, the second-born son, is very easygoing. Lauren, born last, is definitely the princess of the household.
Gina Gaston Career
Gina began her career as an anchor/reporter at WTSP-TV in Tampa, Florida and as an anchor/reporter at WHTM-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and KLTV in Tyler, Texas.
Gina Gaston ABC13
During the fall of 1992, Gina joined KTRK-TV, ABC13 as a co-anchor of the then newly expanded, and later top-rated 13 Eyewitness News at 6 am.
Gina Gaston MSNBC
In 1999, she left ABC13 and moved to New York where she joined MSNBC still as a co-anchor on HomePage, an afternoon show. She worked together with Ashleigh Banfield and Mika Brzezinski on the show. They were even described as “the Powerpuff Girls of journalism” by Entertainment Weekly.
While at the MSNBC, she was also the network’s correspondent anchoring the 2000 presidential election from coast-to-coast, including the Florida ballot recounts.
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Gina also anchored President George W. Bush’s inaugural activities, Elian Gonzales’ departure to Cuba, the U.S. bombing in the Iraqi no-fly zone, the Mid-East Violence and the South American earthquake. In addition, she also filled-in as anchor for NBC’s Weekend Today show.
While still at the station, she interviewed senators Kay Bailey Hutchison, Olympia Snowe, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. She also interviewed the Reverend Jesse Jackson, the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. She however left MSNBC in 2000.
In June 2011, she returned to ABC13 as a reporter and co-anchor for the Eyewitness News at 6 pm and Eyewitness News at 10 pm, replacing long-time anchor Shara Fryer.
Some of the stories she has covered includes the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles, the Rockets Championships, and the Democratic National Convention.
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Gina Gaston Net worth and Salary
Gina has not made her net worth and salary public.