Who is Jericka Duncan (CBS News)? Wiki Biography
Jericka Duncan was born in Aurora, Ohio USA, on 12 August 1983, – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She is a journalist who rose to prominence after starting to work for CBS News as a TV news correspondent.
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Education and early life
Jericka studied at Aurora High School in her hometown, and was a member of the track and field team as well as their basketball team – she set five track and field records for the school, which are still held by her.
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She matriculated in 2001 and then enrolled at Ohio University, Athens from which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications in May 2005 – she served as the university track team captain, and in 2005 won The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award for athletics.
Career as a reporter and correspondent
Jericka launched her career in the summer of 2005, when she began working for the WETM-TV station as a reporter.
She stayed with them for two years before switching to WIVB-TV, a CBS affiliated station in Buffalo – the New York State Broadcasters Association presented her with the Best Spot News Coverage award in 2007, while she won an Emmy award for the best morning show in 2008. Jericka moved to Philadelphia in Pennsylvania in 2010, to work for the KYW-TV station, and covered several important stories such as the basement kidnapping in 2011, known as the ‘basement of horror’ – for her coverage, she won an award from the Associated Press, and was nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award.
In 2012, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists awarded her the title ‘Broadcast Journalist of the Year”. In 2013 Jericka started working for CBS News as a national correspondent – she has covered many important events, while her personal favorite is the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing (D-Day) in 2014. Some of the other events include a harsh winter in Boston, the Washington Navy Yard Shooting, and the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
Love life and boyfriend
Jericka is said to be dating a reporter working for the WABC network in New York, as the two have been seen together in public, but neither have commented about their relation. The reporter in question has been recognized as Dray Clark, who was recently accused of domestic violence – the charges were dropped on 30 October 2019.
He is an African-American who graduated from Lincoln University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, before starting to work for the Fox 8’s WJW channel as their anchor. He switched to NBC News’ NBC 10 network, but was fired after being arrested on 27 September on charges of domestic assault.
Likes and interests
- Jericka is a fan of various cuisines, but her favorite is Mexican.
- Her hobbies include reading, and two of her favorite books are “The Help” written by Kathryn Stockett and “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas.
- She is also very fond of listening to music, with her favorite genres being country and blues.
- She is keen on watching movies, and the actors she likes the most are Johnny Depp and Jennifer Aniston.
- Her favorite movies are all from the “The Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
- Jericka enjoys travelling, and her job as a reporter has taken her around several states in the US.
- The place she likes the most is Miami.
- She enjoys wearing dresses, and her favorite color is red.
Ok so, this is the resident CBS News dog, Einstein. He’s very friendly. Any ideas on what he’s thinking? pic.twitter.com/FhaoO1kqCE
— Jericka Duncan (@Jerickaduncan) July 5, 2019
Being threatened via text messages
TV producer Jeff Fager was accused by several women of sexual harassment ,and Jericka covered the story – he was fired from his job on the “60 Minutes” news magazine and TV program, where he worked as an executive producer in 2018. Jericka talked about Jeff in a show she hosted, and then received threatening text messages from him reading ‘Be careful. There are people who lost their jobs trying to harm me, and if you pass on these damaging claims without your own reporting to back them up that will become a serious problem.’ Jericka shared these messages with the public, and was supported by the Me Too movement as well as by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Jericka’s actions led to the support of several of her co-workers, such as Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, and she was chosen to be the lead speaker at the Social Media and Reporting on Race event, organized by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists.
Appearance and net worth
Jericka is 36 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, weighs around 114lbs (52kgs), and her vital statistics are 32-26-35. She wears shoes size eight. Her net worth is over $1 million, while her supposed boyfriend Dray Clark’s net worth is over $700,000.