Rhonda Walker Biography
Rhonda Walker is an Award-winning American journalist who is currently working for WDIV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit as a morning news Anchor/Reporter.
Walker Age| Birthday
How old is Walker? She is around 55 years old as of 2024. He was born on November 21, 1968, in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
Rhonda Walker Education
Walker went to Michigan State University where she earned a degree in communication.
Rhonda Walker Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Rhonda Walker Family
Walker was born in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Her parents were Dr Ron Gillum Sr her father and Harriette Gillum her mother. She has two siblings named Ron her brother and Robin her sister.
Rhonda Walker Husband|Married
Walker is happily married to her husband Jason Drumheller who works as a wealth manager. They got engaged in Miami in 2018. Afterward, they tied the knot on August 31, 2019 in Chateau Saint Jean’s rose garden .
She had previously been married to Derrick Walker an American footballer. They unfortunately got divorced in October 2012 she announced it during the Women’s Luncheon.
Rhonda Walker Children| kids
Walker likes to keep her personal life private, hence she has not disclosed information about whether she has children or not. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Rhonda Walker Career
Walker has been helping Detroiters get motivated and ready for the day with her incredible energy, enthusiasm, impeccable style, and passion for her hometown for the past 22 years. A confessed morning person, this award winning talented and versatile journalist starts her day at 2:00 am to co-anchor the weekday morning newscast at WDIV-Local 4 News. A position she’s held since 2003.
Throughout her life, she has been committed to serving the Detroit community. Rhonda’s passion for giving back and uplifting others is shown by the nearly 75 appearances she makes throughout the year with motivational speaking and in support of charitable efforts, establishing herself as not only a leader in her profession but also for service to the greater Detroit Community.
In her spare time, Walker is an avid golfer and loves to travel with her husband Jason, shop, dine out, enjoy Michigan summers, volunteer, and spend quality time with family and friends.
Rhonda Walker Philanthropy
Walker is an active member of the Renaissance Chapter of Links Inc. and a Board Trustee at Harper/Hutzel and Detroit Receiving Hospitals. She is also the founder and president of the Rhonda Walker Foundation, now in its 17th year (2020). To date, the foundation’s award-winning, comprehensive five-year Girls into Women education, career and personal development, mentoring, and college prep programming have resulted in 100% high school graduation and college enrollment rates among the inner city teen girls that complete the program, along with a 95% college graduation rate.
Walker helped launch a comprehensive college prep initiative that provides year-round tutoring in all subjects and ACT/SAT test prep courses starting in the 8th through 12th grade, the award winning Give and Get Fit program in 2011 to promote healthy lifestyles among the RWF teens and families and raise community awareness about health, fitness and nutrition. The foundation also launched it’s after school RWF Academy at 5 partner middle schools in spring 2019.
In her spare time Walker is an avid golfer and loves to travel with her husband Jason, shop, dine out, enjoy Michigan summers, volunteer and spend quality time with family and friends.
Rhonda Walker Awards
Over the past 8 years Walker has been recognized by her peers, and received awards and honors from over 50 different community, corporate, and professional organizations, including:
• 16 times for her Community Service including honored nationally with the –
2018 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award
2019 Congressional Black Caucus Michigan Delegation Community Change Agent Award
Other 2019 Honors include the –
2019 Inductee – Catch Charity Hall of Fame for Extraordinary Charitable Contributions
2019 Dr. Gerald K. Smith Humanitarian Award from Black Family Development, Inc.
Northwood University Distinguished Woman Award
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – Standing Ovation Award
2019 Neal Shine Award for Excellence in Media Commitment to Philanthropy
• for her work related to empowering youth and mentoring (8 times)
• for professional media-related awards (10 times)
Rhonda Walker Salary|Net Worth
Walker has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earns from her career.
Frequently asked questions about Walker
Who is Walker?
Walker is an Award-winning American journalist who is currently working for WDIV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit as a morning news Anchor/Reporter.
Is Walker Married?
Walker is happily married to her husband Jason Drumheller who works as a wealth manager. They got engaged in Miami in 2018. Afterward, they tied the knot on August 31, 2019, in Chateau Saint Jean’s rose garden.She had previously been married to Derrick Walker an American footballer. They unfortunately got divorced in October 2012 she announced it during the Women’s Luncheon.
Where does Walker Live?
This information is under review and will be available soon.