Stefani Schaefer Bio, Wiki, FOX 8, Age, Education, Height, Family, Husband, Children, and Career

Stefani Schaefer Biography

Stefani Schaefer is an Award-winning American journalist currently working as an anchor and reporter at FOX 8 WJW in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. She joined the station in 1992 serving as a news anchor for Good Day Cleveland.

Stefani Schaefer Age| Birthday

How old is Schaefer? She is 50 years old as of 2024. She was born on May 31, 1974, in Alliance, Ohio, United States.

Stefani Schaefer Education

Schaefer studied and graduated at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville and later on she attended the University of Mount Union where she earned a degree in Communication and Journalism. 

Stefani Schaefer Height|Weight

She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.

Stefani Schaefer Family

Schaefer was born in Alliance, Ohio, United States, her mother’s name is Patti Ran Schaefer and she also has a brother named Thommie. In addition, Schaefer and her brother performed as part of the Bob Hope USO Troupe across the United States, earning the distinction of being the youngest seasonal performers at a theme park nationwide. At Geauga Lake Park, they entertained audiences with six daily shows, four days a week, presenting “Something for Everyone,” a dynamic performance featuring singing, dancing, and mastering eight musical instruments. Additionally, they were honored to serve as the opening act for renowned artists such as Chubby Checker, Barbara Mandrell, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Alabama.

Stefani Schaefer
Stefani Schaefer

Stefani Schaefer Husband|Married

Schaefer is in a happy marriage with her husband Roger DePenti. In addition, her husband experienced a tragic workplace fall that led to a severe and life-changing traumatic brain injury, causing significant short and long-term memory loss as well as major cognitive impairment.

Stefani Schaefer Children| kids

Schaefer and her husband Roger DePenti are blessed with two children named Siena and Race. However, she has not revealed more information regarding her children. This information is under review and will be available soon.

Stefani Schaefer Career

Schaefer began her career with Fox 8 in 1992 as a news anchor for Good Day Cleveland. Over the years, she’s conducted interviews with notable figures such as President Jimmy Carter, President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, John Glenn, Peter Jennings, and numerous other celebrities. One standout experience in her career was a series she did on US Marine Corps recruits in Paris Island, South Carolina. This earned her seven Emmy Awards and the Elite Women Around the World ALPHA Award in 2017. Stefani also hosted I-Village Live, a national show on Bravo and NBC-owned stations, and launched Fox 8 EXTRA with Stefani Schaefer in 2019, a pioneering Facebook show.

Schaefer’s talents extend beyond journalism; she has a rich background in performing arts, touring with the Bob Hope USO troupe and starring in various productions. She’s won accolades including Ohio’s Junior Miss and Ohio’s Young Woman of the year in 1989. Also involved in the National Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies for over three decades. She is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and the University of Mount Union, Schaefer is also an author and has been featured in Cleveland Magazine multiple times. She is recognized as Cleveland’s favorite news anchor and maintains a strong presence on social media.

Despite her professional achievements, Stefani considers being a mother to her children Race and Siena her greatest accomplishment. She has faced personal challenges, notably her husband’s traumatic brain injury in 2012. She continues to navigate with resilience and compassion. Schaefer is also passionate about animal welfare, supporting organizations like Rescue Village and Dogs Unlimited Rescue, and shares her home with several pets.

Awards and Honors

  • Ohio Governor’s Choice Award
  • Ohio’s Junior Miss and Ohio’s Young Woman of the year in 1989
  • Member of Broadcaster Hall of Fame
  • 7 Emmy Awards
  • Elite Women Around the World ALPHA Award
  • National Fitness Award

Schaefer Book

Schaefer authored “Attention to Detail: A Woman’s Guide to Professional Appearance and Conduct,” which was published in 2001 and remains available in circulation.

FOX 8 WJW Colleagues

  1. Jazmin Bailey
  2. Mackenzie Bart
  3. André Bernier
  4. Ken Carman
  5. Wayne Dawson
  6. Patty Harken
  7. Jenn Harcher
  8. Dontae Jones
  9. Jennifer Jordan
  10. Andre Knott
  11. Roosevelt Leftwich
  12. Lou Maglio
  13. Elizabeth Noreika
  14. P.J. Ziegler
  15. John Telich
  16. Joe Toohey
  17. Alexis Walters

Stefani Schaefer Salary|Net Worth

Schaefer 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 Schaefer

Who is Schaefer?

Stefani Schaefer is an Award-winning American journalist currently working as an anchor and reporter at FOX 8 WJW in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. She joined the station in 1992 serving as a news anchor for Good Day Cleveland.

Is Schaefer Married?

Schaefer is in a happy marriage with her husband Roger DePenti. In addition, her husband experienced a tragic workplace fall that led to a severe and life-changing traumatic brain injury, causing significant short and long-term memory loss as well as major cognitive impairment.

Where does Schaefer Live?

This information is under review and will be available soon.

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