Leah Hope Biography
Leah Hope is an American Anchor/Reporter working with the ABC7 News in Chicago where she works as a Reporter since 1997. There, she focuses on special investigations among other stories that affect the lives of Chicagoans.
Leah Hope Date of Birth / Birthday
She manages to keep information regarding her dates of birth away from the limelight. However, she posted on her Instagram Account thanking people for their birthday wishes on the 24th of April 2018.
Leah Hope Measurements/Height
She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Leah Hope Partner/ Husband
She is married to her husband and together the family resides in the Chicago area. She frequently shares photos with him but she manages to keep more information about him away from the limelight. Hope shared a photo of her husband on the 23rd of April 2018. We will update this information once more information regarding his husband is available to the public.
Leah Hope Kids/Children
The duo are proud parents to their daughter who she also prefers to keep information about away from the limelight.
Leah Hope Relatives/Family
Hope is the great-granddaughter of John Hope who happens to be the first African-American president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. She however prefers to keep information regarding her parents, and or whether or not she has any siblings away from the limelight. She posted a photo of her mom on Instagram wishing her a happy mother’s day on the 10th of May 2021. We will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Leah Hope Profession
Hope is working as an Investigative Reporter for the ABC7 team. Prior to joining the ABC7 team, she was working with the KATU-TV News, an ABC affiliate station in Portland, Oregon. While at KATU-TV, she was working as a weekend evening anchor and reporter on weekly basis.
Previously, she was also working with the WISH-TV team in Indianapolis, Indiana where she was still working as an evening anchor and reporter. Hope kickstarted her journalism career working at the WOBC station in Salisbury, Maryland. There, she was working as a general assignment reporter. Prior to this, she graduated from Syracuse University in New York where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.
She is a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute of Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. Additionally, she is a proud member of the Journalism Advisory Board at Columbia College. She belongs to several journalism organizations such as the National Association of Black Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors Association, the National Academy of Television Arts, and Sciences, and American Women in Radio and Television.
Away from work, she is a very active community member where she involves herself in work in the arts. Additionally, she is a proud member of Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, the Leadership Advisory Council at the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. She also carries her charitable heart to volunteer and participate in the 2001 Chicago AIDS Ride where she reached in a bicycle. Additionally, she participates in several breast cancer awareness campaigns in order to promote early detection.
Leah Hope ABC7
Hope is working with the ABC7 where she is working alongside his fellow ABC7 anchors, meteorologists, and reporters such as:
- Larry Mowry
- Greg Dutra
- Chuck Goudie
- Jason Knowles
- Samantha Chatman
- Craig Wall
- John Idler
- Sarah Schulte
- Jessica D’Onofrio
- Evelyn Holmes
- Michelle Gallardo
- John Garcia
- Eric Horng
Leah Hope Income
Hope receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Leah Hope Net Worth
Through Hope’s career as an Anchor/Reporter, she has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1million and $1.5 million.
Leah Hope Awards
In her career, she has been able to cover the African American community where she has been honored on both national and local levels. The year 2003 saw her win two awards from the National Association of Black Journalists(NABJ). This award was for her reports on a group of “Lost Boys” attacked by a Chicago gang and changes in the cosmetic industry which reflects the changing face of America. Additionally, the NABJ Chicago Chapter awarded her 2003 Russ Ewing Excellence in Journalism award and also recognized her later on in the year 2004 with an Excellence in Enterprise Journalism Award for a series of reports on affirmative action.
Additionally, she also received an Emmy Award for the half-hour primetime special, “9/11/02 The New Homeland.” She was also contributing to “People, Places, and Things You Should Know: Women in Science and Technology,” which won the 200Gracie Award from Americans in Radio and Television. She was also awarded several Peter Lisagor Awards which were given by the Society of Professional Journalists for her stories that range from breaking news coverage to consumer and business reporting.
Additionally, she was also honored by the Chicago chapter of the Council on Islamic American Relations with the 2007 Media Award for ethical reporting. Additionally, in the year 2013, she was honored to be a recipient of the Diogenes Award for Excellence in media. She earned this award from the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois. Additionally, she also won an Emmy Award for her reporting during the 2012 NATO Summit.
Leah Hope Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Hope is active on her social media accounts. She has about 16,000 followers on her Facebook Page, about 3,695 on her Twitter account, and around 2,105 followers on her Instagram account.