Heather O’Rourke Biography
Heather O’Rourke is an American Emmy Award-winning Anchor/Reporter working for WABC in New York City as a Traffic Anchor. She joined the station in October 2011.
Heather O’Rourke Age / Birthday
O’Rourke was born in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. She manages to keep information regarding her dates of birth away from the limelight. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday and how old she is at the moment. Judging from her appearance, she might be in her 30s.
Heather O’Rourke Height / Measurements
O’Rourke is of average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
Heather O’Rourke Partner / Husband
O’Rourke is married to her spouse whose names are under review. Information about their wedding and engagement is unknown at the moment.
Heather O’Rourke Kids / Children
O’Rourke and her husband are proud parents to their 2 children, whose identities are under review. O’Rourke likes spending her free time with her husband and kids, as well as their beloved assortment of family pets. The family resides in Garden State (New Jersey).
Heather O’Rourke Family / Relatives
O’Rourke was raised in Bergen County, New Jersey alongside her sister whose names are unknown. Her sister is 5 years older than O’Rourke. She manages to keep information regarding her parents away from the limelight. We will update this information once it’s available.
Heather O’Rourke Education
O’Rourke is a graduate of Rutgers Graduate School of Education where she studied for 2 years (2016-2018). She graduated from there with a Master of Arts (MA) in Adult and Continuing Education. She is also an alumnus of Rutgers University where she studied for 4 years (1988-1993) and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Media. While at Rutgers University, she was part of the Zeta Tau Alpha Women’s Fraternity and Rutgers Men’s Soccer crew.
Heather O’Rourke Career
O’Rourke serves at WABC – ABC7NY as a Morning Traffic Anchor. Previously, she served as an afternoon traffic reporter. Before joining WABC, she served at Westwood One in Rutherford, New Jersey as a Traffic Anchor on both TV and radio. She spent nearly 13 years there. Before going to Westwood One, she worked for WPLJ-FM Radio, Inc. in New York City as a News-Anchor and Sidekick — Stand by for 6 years. O’Rourke has also worked for WAXQ-FM in New York City as an On-Air Personality for 2 months.
O’Rourke has covered traffic news on almost every radio station in the tri-state area. She has been nominated for 4 Emmy Awards and holds the 2001 Achievement in Radio Award. She also holds an Emmy Award for her reporting work. Cook College – Rutgers University awarded her The George Hammell Cook Distinguished Alumni Award in the year 2012.
O’Rourke likes giving back to the community during her leisure by volunteering in multiple charities throughout Jew Jersey State. She also likes exploring the outdoors, hanging out with her loved ones, staying active, and traveling in her spare time. At times, she can be found at a local Spartan Race crawling through mud under barbed wire, in her free time.
Heather O’Rourke Salary
O’Rourke receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Heather O’Rourke Net Worth
Through O’Rourke’s career as an Anchor/Reporter, she has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $ 5 Million.
Heather O’Rourke Surgery / Injury
On April 30, 2016, O’Rourke revealed her plastic surgery through a post on her official Facebook Page. She stated that she was injured in Asbury Park Amusement Park ride when she was around the age of 2. She was at the park with her grandma, grandma’s friend, and her sister. Her sister went on a ride for older children while O’Rourke chose to hop on the “Bubble Bounce,” which suddenly overturned, and O’Rourke was dragged along the bottom of the ride for quite a while. Her grandma was witnessing all that while on the ground.
O’Rourke was taken to the hospital by an ambulance because she was badly injured – the left side of her face (mostly her left eye) was heavily lacerated. The docs cleaned up the scratches and put a patch over her left eye, and since she was too young for plastic surgery, she had to wait until she was 7 years old. She says that she is self-conscious of the scar next to her left eye and that she wears her hair as close as possible to the scar to hide it. In the accident, a teenager lost his life, so she considers herself lucky to survive the accident with ‘only’ a scar.
Heather O’Rourke Facebook and Twitter
O’Rourke is active on her social media accounts. She has about 22K followers on her Facebook Page and about 21.3K followers on her Twitter account.
Heather O’Rourke WABC – ABC7NY
O’Rourke works at WABC – ABC7NY where she works with her fellow colleagues who are anchors, reporters, and meteorologists and they include;
- N.J. Burkett
- Crystal Cranmore
- Naveen Dhaliwal
- Josh Einiger
- Lauren Glassberg
- Toni Yates
- Darla Miles
- Mike Marza
- CeFaan Kim
- Dan Krauth
- Chanteé Lans
- Stacey Sager