Michael Finney Biography|Profile
Michael Finney is a skilled American journalist currently working at ABC7-KGO News as an anchor. Bill Goggin was his journalism teacher at Ray Lyman Wilbur Junior High School in Palo Alto. He taught Finney, “The job of the journalist is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” That’s pretty much what Finney has been up to ever since. He is responsible for what he has become. Finney started 7 On Your Side at ABC7 News and over the past 20 years, he has sent bad guys to prison, forced product recalls, and returned millions of dollars to consumers. Because he spent so much time dealing with legal issues, in midcareer he returned to law school. That education has made him and ABC7 News viewers well.
Michael Finney Age
How old is Finney? He is 66 years old as of 2024. Finney was born in 1956 in Palo Alto, California.
Michael Finney Education
He attended Ray Lyman Wilbur Junior High School in Palo Alto.
Michael Finney Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Michael Finney Family
He is the son of his caring parents; Nancy Finney and Bob Finney.
Michael Finney Wife|Married
He is happily married to his lovely wife called Brenda for a long time, hence he has not disclosed information regarding his wife. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Michael Finney Children
Together with his wife, they are blessed with two children namely Kelly and ConnorFinney, hence he has not disclosed information regarding his kids. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Michael Finney Career
As a young reporter, he covered the ’89 Loma Prieta Quake, Oakland firestorm, L.A. riots, and numerous floods, forest fires and other calamities. “It is other worldly to be on a boat,” he says, “in the middle of a hurricane attempting to reach a devastated Kauai because the air space has been closed. No electricity, no lights, just the silhouette of a mountain rising out of the ocean.” According to him, that island looked like ancient mariners.
Finney started working at ABC7 News in 1991. His consumer reporting has earned him many prestigious awards in broadcast journalism including honors from several Press Clubs, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Radio Television News Directors Association and the Associated Press. Community groups which include Consumer Action, The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and The National Association of Consumer Advocates have also honored his work.
Michael’s 7 On Your Side reports are aired at 4, 5 & 6 p.m. on ABC7 News. His “Consumer Talk” radio show is aired every Saturday afternoon between 1 – 4 p.m. on KGO-AM810. Most importantly, Finney is also an author. His first book, Michael Finney’s Consumer Confidential was a top 10 best seller on The Amazon Business list. His new book, The Definitive Guide to Bay Area Deals, is scheduled for a fall 2012 release.
Michael Finney salary |Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from his broadcasting career.
Michael Finney’s Social Media Platforms
He is very active on social media platforms and has over 2.8k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.