Wendy Chioji Biography
Wendy Chioji was an American former news anchor who worked WESH 2. She joined WESH 2 in 1988 and began working as an evening reporter.
Chioji was born in Oxnard, California. She was brought up in Silver Spring, Maryland and Went to college at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Wendy Chioji Age
Chioji was born in 1961 in Oxnard, California. She died on October 8, 2019, at the age of 57.
Wendy Chioji Husband
Chioji was married and later divorced. Her ex-husband is Orlando attorney Mark NeJame. After the death of Chioji, her ex-husband, Mark, shared a tribute on Facebook writing;
“Early this morning, I awoke to the crushing news that the courageous, inspiring, athletic, beautiful, very cool, smart, fearsome, cat-loving, talented, funny, adventurous, and compassionate Wendy Chioji has passed away. My heart aches. Wendy had battled cancer three times over the last many years and always prevailed.
She even won her last battle because over the last 5 years she lived life to the very fullest, never letting cancer, the fear of death, or self-imposed limitations stop her. She DEFIED #DEFY! She climbed mountains (literally and spiritually). She traveled the world and missed nothing.
She embraced all that life offered. Let me clarify…she inhaled all that life offered. She lived life on her terms. Always did. When she had enough of tv broadcasting, even though she was a local tv icon, she decided to head out west to Utah to live her new best life.
We met, fell in love, and were married for a relatively short time in the early 90’s. Her energy and attitude were amazing even then. We remained true and lasting friends all these years and although life took us on different journeys and paths, she always had a special place in my heart.
My heart hurts right now but I know that I was deeply blessed to have had Wendy in my life. I am so proud of her for all the lives she touched and the people she inspired in her life, including mine. Rest in Peace dear Wendy…you certainly deserve it. I will miss you always.”
Wendy Chioji WESH 2
Chioji joined WESH 2 in 1988 from Savannah, Georgia, to work as an evening reporter. She recalled her first report in Central Florida.
While at WESH 2, she covered countless stories during her two decades. Some of the stories Chioji covered are like, the space shuttle Columbia disaster, pope’s visit to Cuba, the Atlanta Olympics after the bombing.
She also covered the Salt Lake City Olympics political conventions presidential visits and even the time Mel Gibson and Danny Glover came to Orlando for “Lethal Weapon III.
Chioji won an Emmy award as part of a team that put together a WESH 2 News special report titled “A Heroin Emergency” and the DuPont Columbia Award for coverage of the Shuttle Columbia disaster.
She left WESH 2 in 2008 to pursue a new life built around her passion for physical fitness and athletics.
Wendy Chioji Death
Chioji died on October 8, 2019, after battling cancer for a long time. Her brother Alan, broke the news of her death writing;
“My beautiful, strong, defiant, bad-ass sister, Wendy Chioji, lost her fight with cancer tonight. From climbing mountains to participating in triathlons, to traveling the world, she lived every day to the fullest. She never let her disease stop her from doing the things that she wanted to do. She is my hero, and I miss her already.”
Wendy Chioji Cause of Death
Chioji died after a battle with cancer. In a tribute written by her ex-husband after her death, he mentioned that she had battled cancer for about three times in her life.
Wendy had battled cancer three times over the last many years and always prevailed. She even won her last battle because over the last 5 years she lived life to the very fullest, never letting cancer, the fear of death, or self-imposed limitations stop her.” He wrote.
Wendy Chioji Net Worth
Chioji’s net worth is estimated to be at $1 million.
Wendy Chioji Twitter
— Wendy Chioji (@wchioji) September 26, 2019
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