Erik von Ancken Biography
Erik von Ancken is an American two-time Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter working for WKMG News 6. He joined the station in February 2003. Ancken anchors 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on Saturdays and Sundays. Previously she worked at
Erik von Ancken Date of Birth / Birthday
Ancken was born in 1976, in Orlando, Florida. He has not shared the date and month he was born. Ancken is 46 years old as of 2022.
Erik von Ancken Measurements/Height
Ancken stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Erik von Ancken Partner/ Wife
Ancken is married but he has not shared her name. He prefers to keep information about his marital status away from the public.
Erik von Ancken Kids/Children
Ancken prefers to keep information about whether or not he has any children away from the public. It is therefore not known if he has any children at the moment. However, we will update the information once it’s available.
Erik von Ancken Relatives/ Family
Ancken was born in Orlando, Florida, and grew up in Scarsdale, New York.
Erik von Ancken Schooling/Education
Ancken attended Binghamton University in 1994 to pursue his career. In 1998, he acquired his Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Spanish.
Erik von Ancken Profession
Ancken is a two-time Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter at WKMG News 6. He joined the station in February 2003. It was days after the tragic loss of the space shuttle Columbia. Since then, Ancken has covered every shuttle launch at Kennedy Space Center. In 2005, he covered the Return to Flight mission of Shuttle Discovery and in 2011, he reported the final Space Shuttle launch and landing.
Prior to joining the WKMG-tv news team, she worked at
Throughout his career, he has covered numerous stories including President George W. Bush’s visit to Sarasota for what was supposed to be a routine trip on Sept. 11, 2001. In October 2006, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Big Island. It was only centered a few miles from Kona where he and his then-fiancee were vacationing during the engagement celebration. He went on and reported from his hotel in the middle of chaos.
Ancken began his career at CBS affiliate WBNG-TV as an intern. While working at WMBC-TV in New Jersey, he covered the metro New York City area. IN the course of his working time there, he learned to anchor, produce, report, edit, and shoot. In addition, he worked with ABC affiliate WWSB-TV in Sarasota as a reporter and anchor.
Erik von Ancken Free time
During his leisure time, he likes trekking through the temples of Thailand, the Alps of Switzerland, the Great Wall of China, the outback of Australia, the castles of Germany, as well as the Incan ruins of Macchu Picchu in Peru. He also enjoys traveling the world. In addition, he likes making home improvements, or on the water, as well as spending time with his wife and beautiful daughter, and son.
Furthermore, he is a self-proclaimed handyman, keyboard player, tennis player, and snow skier. Growing up, he competed in and taught wakeboarding, slalom skiing, show skiing, and barefoot skiing. He also owns a brown belt in Okinawan GoJu-Ryu Karate and speaks Finnish.
Ancken likes volunteering in Organizations and charities including the Ronald McDonald House, Runway to Hope, and Seminole County Schools’ Families in Transition. He enjoys speaking to students about his passion for journalism whenever he can, emceeing fundraisers of all kinds, as well as lending a hand at the annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off and Monsters Celebrity Bowl-A-Rama.
Erik von Ancken Income
Ancken receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Erik von Ancken Net Worth
Through Ancken’s career as an anchor and reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1million and $1.5 million.
Erik von Ancken Awards
Ancken’s individual work in anchoring and reporting has landed him several awards and honors. He has been recognized as one of the best and most trusted journalists in the southeastern United States. Ancken has received Emmys along with numerous nominations for investigative work and storytelling. In addition, he has received numerous best-overall and first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press.
Erik von Ancken Twitter
Ancken is active on his social media account. He has about 2,180 on his Twitter account.