Is Mike Jerrick Married? He was earlier married to wife Joy Jerrick who died in 2009. Jerrick had two daughters named Jessica Jerrick and Jill Jerrick. Mike’s personal life has gone through various sorrows which even made him sunk into the depression. This compelled him to take antidepressants and was addicted to drinking for healing the pain of his wife’s death.
However, he managed to adjust himself and is back to normal life. In 2014, Mike got engaged to his dating girlfriend named Shelda McDonald. They haven’t revealed their wedding date but seem to be planning for it soon. Let’s explore in detail about Jerrick’s biography below:
Who is Mike Jerrick?
Mike was born on July 3, 1950, which makes his age be 70 years old as of 2020. He is a professional news anchor and television personality best known for being the former co-host for the popular show “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet” with Juliet Huddy. The show aired from January 2007 to June 12, 2009. At present, he is serving as the co-host for Good Day Philadelphia that airs in WTXF. His currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is American by nationality belonging to the white ethnicity background.
Early Life and Education
The former co-host of The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet was born as Michael Eugene Joseph Jerrick in 1960 in Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in his hometown with his caring parents and other multiple siblings. His mother died back in the year 2004. He still loves his parents who are now in heaven. On 8 May 2016, Mike tweeted a post wishing a happy Mother’s Day to his mom in heaven.
Regarding his education, Michael attended Chaplain Kapaun Memorial High School which is now named Kapaun Mount Carmel Catholic High School) after being merged with another institution. He was enrolled at the University of Kansas where he completed his BS Journalism degree.
Career and Professional Life
Michael started his career in his hometown by working at Topeka’s WIBW-TV. He was keen on presentation and was good at public speaking from his early days. With an appealing personality, he was able to impress all the team members and soon was a producer to WNYW in New York. He also turned as the host and later moved to San Francisco’s KPIX-TV.
The Wichita native contributed as the co-host for “Alive and Well” which was the USA Network afternoon talk show. After that, he was also part of HBO’s World Entertainment Report and later joined the Sci-Fi Channel’s Sci-Fi Buzz.
Mike became the host for the program What’s News which used to air from a short-lived cable news channel, America’s Talking. He grabbed another opportunity to work with CNBC’s America After Hours as the host. After that, Mike joined WTXF’s Good Day Philadelphia as the morning host. In 2012, he joined the Fox News Channel. In June 2009, the popular show “The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet” was canceled after which Mike returned back to Philadelphia. He is now working as the co-host for Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. He also makes an occasional appearance in on Fox & Friends Weekend as a substitute in New York.
You might be unaware of the fact that he was the candidate for Mayor of Philadelphia for the 2015 elections which was announced on April 1, 2015. Mike received numerous supports from his well-wishers after the announcement was revealed through Good Day Philadelphia. But the interesting part is that the announcement was just an April Fools’ joke.
Fox 29 suspended Mike for a week in January 2012. The reason behind the suspension was said to be using a word that is considered a little bit offensive in the live television for which Mike has apologized. The live television was aired on 23rd January where Mike, Alex Holley and other guests were talking about Trump advisor Kellyann Conway’s now infamous ‘alternative facts’ claim. After the suspension, he was back to the television screen on January 30th where he provided his apology to viewers and co-host Holley. During the 1 week of the suspension period, he received huge support from the viewers from social networking sites.
Mike Jerrick is now engaged to Shelda McDonald since 2014. They are having a beautiful time together and are supportive of each other profession as well. The mutual bonding and deep understanding level have made their love and relationship more deep and profound. The couple first met at Grand Central Station. Mike couldn’t control his heart and was ready to allow Shelda to steal his heart and mind. As per some wiki sites, Mike proposed her in the same place where they met for the first time. From his previous marriage to Joy Jerrick, Mike is father to two talented daughters Jill and Jessica.
Television presenter Mike Jerrick has an average height of 5 feet and 10 inches but his weight is not known. He has an appealing personality with boyish looks and charisma. Mike looks awesome in his light brown hair and eyes. He is a fitness freak and is on regular workout and nutritional plans and is trained by Jayel Lewis who is the Director of Health & Wellness Fitler Club.
Salary and Net worth
The American extraordinary journalist Mike has an estimated net worth of 2 million USD. He bags an impressive amount of earnings from his professional journalist and television career. His fortune is mostly contributed by his jaw-dropping amount of salary that he receives from the news channel. He has maintained a lavish lifestyle and is seen using branded products. As per some online wiki sites, he owns a 500 square-foot house worth above 700,000 USD.
Wiki and Facts
Wikipedia, IMDb and some other popular celebrity sites have provided Mike Jerrick’s biography in their web pages. Find him on Instagram where his profile is reachable @mikejerrick being followed by more than 54k followers as of now. He is also active on Twitter @MikeFOX29 where Mike has amassed over 75k followers. The co-host of Good Day Philadelphia official Facebook page is available @MikeJerrickFox29.