Dina Bair Biography
Dina Bair is an Emmy award-winning American journalist who is currently serving as the anchor for WGN Midday News. In addition, Bair is the medical reporter for the “Medical Watch” segments on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News, and WGN News at Nine. Bair joined the station back in September of 1994 as a full-time general assignment reporter. From December 1994 to December 1999, she was the anchor of WGN Weekend Morning News. Moreover, Dina traveled to Italy in 2013 to cover the election of the new Pope. She was reporting live from Vatican City.
Prior to joining WGN-TV, Bair worked at CLTV in Oak Brook as an anchor and reporter. Before that, she worked as an anchor, reporter, and producer at WHOI-TV in Peoria. Additionally, she served as a field producer at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Bair has won multiple awards, including 9 Emmy awards, various Associated Press awards for both anchoring and reporting, and a Peter Lisagor Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Similarly, she was recognized as a Fellow by the National Press Foundation for the “Cancer Issues” seminar in Washington, D.C.
Bair’s most notable story of her journalism career is when she spent a month reporting from inside the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Her news series and documentary titled “Intensive Caring” elaborated on the cutting-edge medical treatments, life, and death decisions and won awards for its news and documentary coverage.
Further, Bair is a founding board member of the breast cancer charity One in a Million: Dancing With Chicago Celebrities. She also leads the media relations team dedicated to raising funds for charity. Additionally, Bair is part of the National Italian American Foundation, LUNGevity, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Respiratory Health Association.
Dina is also an advisory board member for Saleh Freedom, a movement to assist victims of sex trafficking. In regards to her education, Bair graduated from Northwest Campus in Evanston with a B.S. in Radio and TV Film. She is a tri-athlete who likes boxing, running, lifting weights, and competitive ballroom dancing.
Dina Bair Age
How old is Dina Bair? Bair is 56 years old as of 2023. She was born on July 5, 1967, in the East Coast area of the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on the 5th of July, and her zodiac sign is Cancer. Bair’s nationality is American.
Dina Bair’s Family
Bair was born and raised on the East Coast, the United States of America by her parents. However, further information regarding her childhood, parents, and siblings is currently under research and will be updated soon.
Dina Bair Husband
Is Dina Bair married? Yes. Bair is married to her husband, John Maher, a broker, and trader at TMJ Institutional Services LLC. The duo tied the knot in 2016. Dina has four children from her previous marriage and four children with her current husband, John.
Dina Bair Height
Bair stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.7 m) tall with moderate weight.
Dina Bair Salary
Bair earns an average annual salary of between $42,000 and $110,500 as the anchor for WGN Midday News.
Dina Bair Net Worth
How much is Dina Bair worth? Bair has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Her primary source of income is her career as a journalist.