Ron Magers

Ron Magers, a prominent news anchor and reporter in the United States, retired in 2016. From 1998 through 2016, Magers served as an anchor for ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) in Chicago, Illinois. Furthermore, Ron used to co-anchor WLS-top-rated TV’s 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. Magers began his career in 1965 at KEZI-TV in Eugene, Oregon, and then moved to KGW-TV as a producer and anchor for the 11 p.m. program. In 1971, he hosted “Ron Magers Electric Impressions,” a Group W 30-minute weekly syndicated program.

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What is Ron Magers’ Salary and Net Worth?

Ron Magers has amassed a sizable fortune over the course of his long career as a news anchor and reporter. In addition, his net worth is estimated to be over $1.1 million. His actual net worth, though, is still being determined. His journalism work is his principal source of income.

Ron Magers is enjoying his happy life with his family. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

On the other side, from WLS-TV until his retirement in 2016, he earned roughly $50,000 per year as an annual income. With his wife and three daughters, he is currently living a healthy and prosperous life.

When was Ron Magers Born?

Ron Magers, a former WLS-TV anchor, was born in San Bernardino, California, on August 27, 1944. In Cordova, Alaska, and Ellenburg, Washington, he was reared by his parents. He also has a brother, Paul Magers, who is a former television anchor and reporter for CBS TV’s KCBS-TV affiliate. He is of Caucasian ethnicity and maintains an American nationality. Apart from that, he went to Toppenish, Washington, to study and work part-time as a journalist while hosting radio shows.

Who Is Ron Magers’s Lovely Wife?

Ron Magers, 75, is a happily married man. Elise Magers, his love of life, has become his wife. However, we don’t know the actual day of their wedding or where it took place. According to some accounts, Ron and Elise have been married for nearly two decades and still have a good bond.

Ron Magers with his beautiful wife, Elise Magers. (Source: Southside Center of Hope)

Furthermore, they exchange vows in front of their family and friends in a private ceremony. The pair has a great marriage because they share everything that happens in their lives. From their lengthy marriage, the couple had three lovely daughters. He is currently savoring his lovely family moment.

Three Daughters’ Father

Magers, a former news anchor for ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV), is a proud and happy father to his three daughters. Kendall Hewitt, Tracey Magers, and Tisa Koso are their names. So far, he hasn’t divulged the birth dates of his daughters.

Magers with his brothers and sister celebrating their aunt Mary’s 90 birthday.Source: (Twitter @paulmagers)

His daughters, on the other hand, are all grown up and working in their own industries. He and his wife are very delighted to be the parents of three lovely girls. He is currently enjoying fatherhood with his wife and three daughters.

Journalism Career of Three Decades

Ron began his broadcasting career in 1965 as a reporter and news contributor for KEZI-TV in Eugene, Oregon. In 1967, he left KEZI-TV to work as a producer and anchor for the 11 p.m. news at KGW-TV in Portland, Ore. From 1968 until 1974, he worked as a reporter and anchor for KPIX-TV in San Francisco.


In 1971, he also hosted Ron Magers Electric Impression, a Group W 30 minute weekly syndicated program. From 1974 through 1981, he worked at KSTP-TV, an ABC (previously NBC) affiliate. In 1998, he joined ABC 7 Chicago’s WLS-TV. With Cheryl Burton and Kathy Brock, he used to co-anchor the popular 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. program. Carol Marin and he co-hosted the show. He left WLS-TV in May of 2016.

Achievements and Awards

Ron has received various honors, including six Chicago Emmy Awards, a Peter Lisagor Award, and a citation from the National Press Club. He has also received numerous awards, including the Associated Press Award, the Illinois Broadcasters Association Award, the Ohio State Award, and others.

Quick Facts

Birth Date August 27,1944
Full Name Ron Magers
Birth Name Ron Magers
Profession Journalist
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth City San Bernardino, California
Birth Country USA
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Virgo
Marital Status Married
Spouse Elise Magers
No Of Children 3 ( Tia Koso, Tracy Magers & Kendall Hewitt)
Networth 1000000
Sibilings Paul Magers
Religion Christian