Bill Wixey Biography
Bill Wixey is an American Emmy Award-winning anchor, producer, writer, and reporter working for FOX 13 in Seattle, Washington. He joined the station in May 2003. Previously he worked at FOX Sports Network for three years.
Bill Wixey Date of Birth / Birthday
Wixey is 55 years old as of 2022. He was born on August 22, 1967, in Seattle, Washington. Wixey celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of August every year.
Bill Wixey Measurements/Height
He is of an average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Bill Wixey Partner/ Wife
He is married to his better half Catherine Wixey. The two tied the knot and exchanged their marriage vows in October 1996. He resides in Kirkland, Washington together with his wife and children. During their free time as a family, they like spending time together.
Bill Wixey Kids/Children
Wixey and Catherine are proud parents of their two children. The first-born child is called Will Wixey, he was born in 2000 and the second-born child, a girl, Gigi Wixey was born in 2002. Will attended Newport High School where he earned his High School Diploma. During his time in High School, he played basketball games. From there, he joined the University of Washington.
Bill Wixey Relatives/ Family
He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He is the only son of his father Elza Wixey and Karen Lee his mother. When he was still young, his parents divorced and a few years later his mother Karen married his step-dad, Larry Hawkes. Unfortunately, in 2009, a family tragedy struck and Hawkes passed away. Not long ago, Wixey lost his mother to Small-cell cancer.
Bill Wixey Schooling/Education
He attended Lake Washington High School in Kirkland and after completing his studies there, he earned his High School Diploma in General Education. From there, he joined the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University to further his education and pursue his career course.
Bill Wixey Profession
Wixey is an Emmy award-winning reporter, writer, producer, and anchor at FOX 13 in Seattle. He anchors Good Day Seattle as the news anchor. During his tenure at FOX 13, he has covered major news events all over the world. He also reported from South Asia shortly after the 2005 tsunami, the Olympic Games in Beijing, Vancouver, and London, as well as the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Prior to joining the FOX 13 News team, he worked with FOX Sports Network. While working there, he served the station as the principal anchor for three years. He covered the Mariners during their amazing 116-win season of 2001. Before coming to Fox Sports Net, he worked at KIRO-TV in Seattle. He served the station as a sports reporter and anchor. While working in Green Bay, Wisconsin, he covered two Super Bowls with the Packers. During his time in Fort Smith, Arkansas, he covered two Final Fours with the Arkansas Razorbacks. In 1991, Wixey launched his broadcasting career in Great Falls, Montana.
Apart from his journalism career job, Wixey likes to be active and involved in the community. He is thrilled to spend his time on worthy charitable causes in the community. These charity ventures include the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Junior Achievement, St. Jude’s Hospital, the American Cancer Society, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and also the Ronald McDonald House. During his leisure time, he likes spending time with his kids, watching movies, running, reading, golfing, as well as playing hockey.
Bill Wixey Income
Wixey receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Bill Wixey Net Worth
Through Wixey‘s career as an XXXX, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $1.5 Million.
His great work on the camera and behind it has been recognized and he has received several honors and awards. The awards include two Emmy Awards for his anchoring and reporting, an Emmy for his outstanding work as an anchor which he won in 2003, and an Emmy for “Bill’s Journey,” which documented his successful battle over Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which he won in 2010.
In addition to that, in 2009, he was voted Western Washington Man of the Year in the “Best of Western Washington” contest. He as also earned accolades for his 2005 “Mission of Hope” documentary. He moved to Sri Lanka shortly after the devastating tsunami to document the recovery efforts.
Bill Wixey Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Wixey is active on his social media accounts. He has about 33K followers on his Facebook Page, about 30.7K followers on his Twitter account, and around 5,710 followers on his Instagram account.