Who is Adrienne Bankert? Wiki Bio
Adrienne Bankert was born in Sacramento, California USA, on 6 May 1979, so her birth sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. Adrienne is a journalist, best known for working for the ABC News network.
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Early life and education
Adrienne grew up in California, raised by her mother, a journalist, and her father who was a businessman. She is of at least part-African-American descent as her mother is African-American. She became interested in journalism because of her mother, and after matriculating from a high school in Los Angeles, Adrienne enrolled at the University of Southern California, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communications and media studies in 2002.
Career as a reporter
Adrienne launched her career as a reporter in 2004, when she joined the KCRA TV network and began working as their traffic anchor. She spent several years at the station working on her skills, and was eventually promoted to the position of a reporter, news anchor, and a TV host. She covered some major stories such as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Governor Jerry Brown’s run for office in 2010 as well the entire case of Jaycee Dugard, the missing child. After eight years at the network, Adrienne quit and started working for KTVT in January 2012 when she was offered a position of an anchor and the host of their “CBS 11 News This Morning” as well as “CBS 11 News at 11” shows.
Adrienne was a member of the KTVT team for three years before she started working for KABC in Los Angeles, as their reporter and a fill-in anchor. While there, she covered breaking news in the field as well as in the studio, compiling special reports on the stock market, and covering the Special Olympics. After around one year at KABC, she joined the ABC News network in 2016, starting as a news correspondent and an anchor of “Good Morning America” and “Good Morning America Weekend Edition”, and spent a short period of time serving as a correspondent for the ABC’s “World News Tonight with David Munir”.
Adrienne has also appeared as a guest in two series – “How to Get Away with Murder” as well as “The Talk”.
Love life and husband
Adrienne has kept her personal matters away from the media’s attention, and there is not much known about her love life. Because she hasn’t on a single occasion talked about any men in her life, rumors began circulating on the internet that the popular reporter might be a lesbian, or that she simply is not interested in finding love at all but is rather focused on working on her career.
However, in 2013, Adrienne was rumored to be dating her colleague who worked with her at KTVT network. Neither of the two have addressed the rumors, while it is speculated that they dated for nearly three years, and that their break-up was one of the reasons why Adrienne left KTVT and moved to KABC News.
Adrienne currently appears to be single although there are some rumors that she might have married someone in private, without sharing it with the public.
Hobbies and other interests
Adrienne has travelled a lot during her career, and it has become of her main hobbies. She has travelled through and lived in several US states such as California, New York, and South Carolina.
She is a big fan of the film industry and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Bruce Willis, and Natalie Portman while her favorite movies include “Seven Pounds”, “The Expendables 2”, and “Black Swan” among others.
She has been keen on reading since she was a teenager, her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, while some of her favorite books include “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel and “The Dark Tower” written by Stephen King.
She is a lover of animals with horses being her favorite. Adrienne has contributed to several charity organizations over the course of years and has volunteered with several of these while she has also donated money to organizations such as The Red Cross. She has founded her own non-governmental organization called Loving Individuals Giving Help Together (LIGHT).
Appearance and net worth
Adrienne is 40 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs). Her vital statistics are 33-24-35, and her net worth is estimated at over $1 million as of late-2019.
Adrienne was not very popular until after she started working for the ABC News network. The network is owned by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and its main program is the “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir”, while one of its most popular other programs is “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”, a Sunday morning political affairs program.
The network was founded on 15 June 1945 which is 74 years ago and its headquarters are located on Lincoln Square, 47 West 66th Street on Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City. Its main studios are on Times Square while the network has numerous other studios around the USA. Its parent network is Wald Disney Television while its subsidiary is Lincoln Square Productions. ABC News has several slogans some of which are ‘See the Whole Picture’, ‘Every Day More Americans Choose ABC News’, and ‘America’s #1 News Source’.
ABC News has its own radio division called ABC News Radio which feeds through Skyview Networks and is the largest commercial radio news organizations in the USA.
— Adrienne Bankert (@ABonTV) August 17, 2019
On 15 May 1997, ABCNews.com was launched by ABC News Internet Ventures as a joint venture between ABC and Starwave Corporation. The website started off with several employees and it counts 30 people today, it features articles as well as short videos and audio recordings.
ABC’s newest addition to the network is ABC News: Live streaming media service which is available through several subscription video on demand services such as Roku and Hulu. ABC News: Live is a 24/7 streaming video news channel mostly used for breaking news and live events, and it was officially launched on 14 May 2018.