Joleen Chaney Biography
Joleen Chaney is an American Anchor and Reporter working for KFOR in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as an anchor. She joined the station in June 2007.
Joleen Chaney Age / Birthday
Chaney is 41 years old as of 2022. She was born on July 18, 1981, in Oklahoman, Fairview. Chaney celebrates her birthday on the 18 the of July every year.
Joleen Chaney Height / Measurements
Chaney is of an average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Joleen Chaney Partner / Husband
Chaney manages to keep information regarding whether she is married or not away from the public. However, we will update information about her spouse once it’s available.
Joleen Chaney Kids / Children
Chaney manages to keep information regarding whether she has any kids away from the limelight. However, we will update this information about her children once it’s available.
Joleen Chaney Family / Relatives
Chaney was born in Fairview and raised in Rush Springs by her parents. She is a sixth-generation Oklahoman but she wasn’t the watermelon queen. Chaney is a member of the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma. Her family still has ties to the tribal land where they once lived and farmed. She manages to keep information regarding her parents away from the limelight. Additionally, she shares no information regarding whether she has any siblings or not. We will update this information once it’s available.
Joleen Chaney Education
Joleen Chaney Career
Chaney is an anchor and reporter at KFOR News 4 in Oklahoma City. She first joined the station as an intern. After one week she began working behind scenes writer and assignment editor. During her time there, she worked hard and landed her first on-air job at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas. While there, she served the station as a morning anchor and was involved in the Honor’s Program. A year later, she returned to KFOR-TV reporting and anchoring the news. Chaney also worked at another local television station from June 2014 to June 2016 but returned to KFOR as a weekday 4 pm anchor. Later, she was elevated to main evening anchor following the retirement of legendary Oklahoma journalist Linda Cavanaugh.
While growing up, her mother would tell her stories that always began with “Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Joleen.” Today, she is telling the stories of Oklahomans each day on KFOR News 4 as a professional storyteller. During her leisure time, she like, hiking and running. she is a lifelong athlete. Chaney emcees and participates in races across the state. She also dedicated her time to emceeing events benefitting Oklahoma nonprofits. Chaney enjoys doing charity work, in 2011, she helped to raise several thousand dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Oklahoma by competing in a half-ironman triathlon. She has run and cycled in events to benefit the American Diabetes Association and the Children’s Miracle Network. Her first full marathon she runs in April 2012 completing the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. In addition to that, she has run countless half marathons across Oklahoma.
Joleen Chaney Affiliations
Furthermore, Chaney is currently an honorary board member of the Children’s Hospital. She puts together “A Heart for Kids” biweekly segment where she highlights Oklahoma children who undergo live saving surgery made possible by an endowed program funded by The Children’s Hospital Foundation fundraising. She is also a member of Oklahoma Magazine’s “30 under 30 NextGen” inaugural class to honor Oklahomans under the age of 30 for outstanding career achievement. In addition to that, she travels the state speaking to high school students and women’s groups as a graduation speaker and a baccalaureate. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City and the Downtown Club of Oklahoma City.
Joleen Chaney Salary
Chaney receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Joleen Chaney Net Worth
Through Chaney’s career as an anchor, she has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $ 5 Million.
Throughout her career, she has received several awards and honors. The Society of Professional Journalists awarded her for feature reporting, diversity reporting, and criminal justice reporting. In addition to that, the Associated Press honored her for “Best Reporter Portfolio.” Chaney was was nominated for a Heartland Emmy for breaking news tornado coverage in 2010. She has also won multiple Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters awards. Chaney covered a military piece highlighting the medical journey and limb transplants of a bilateral amputee veteran and won an Emmy. She was also part of KFOR-TV’s multiple Emmy award-winning team for coverage of the May 2013 Moore tornado
Joleen Chaney Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Chaney is active on her social media accounts. She has about 29K followers on her Facebook Page, about 17K followers on her Twitter account, and around 15.1K followers on her Instagram account.