Is Rafer Weigel Married? Yes, he is. He is married to Tiffany Weigel who is better known for being a professional photographer. They tied their knot in 2002 and welcomed their first child as a son named Heathcliff John Weigel born on 20 November 2009. Rafer Weigel and his wife has already been in the conjugal life for more than one and a half decades and share a strong bond and relationship. We can see the family enjoying together from the photos uploaded on his social media handles. It seems like there is not any complication in Weigel’s married life. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Weigel:
Who is Rafer Weigel?
Rafer Weigel is a versatile personality who is known for his acting, journalism and television anchoring career. He appeared into the limelight after being the reporter and sports anchor at Chicago based WLS-TV. He has also garnered the experience of serving as the sports host for Morning Express with Robin Meade that used to get air from CNN HLN.
Early Life and Education
According to Rafer Weigel bio, he was born on May 5, 1969, which makes his age be 51 years old as of 2020. His place of birth is New Haven, the United States. He was born to the parents named Tim Weigel (father) and Kathy Worthington (mother). Talking about his parents’ profession, his father is the newspaper columnist and Chicago television sportscaster. Similarly, his mother is recognized for being the former news anchor for WGN Radio. He grew up with his family which includes his parents and two sisters named Weigel and Teddy. Because of his parents’ profession, he was able to know popular media personalities including Mike Royko, Studs Terkel, Richard Roeper, Steve Dahl and Gene Siskel.
Career and Professional Life
Weigel used to perform on for the Piven Theatre Workshop’s Young People’s company on stage during his high school days. His father arranged an internship for him to work with him at WLS-TV.
As an actor, he appeared in the title role in “Master Harold”…and the Boys with Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. He was also serving at Bailiwick, The Wisdom Bridge and Organic theatres. He made his television debut from a television show entitled The Untouchables. He was later employed for a news magazine show in 1993 which featured younger journalists. He also became the on-camera host for VH1 where he joined A.J. Hammer who later turned out his Headline News colleague.
Weigel appeared on small speaking roles on ER and Party of Five and made several guest appearances. He became the series regular on the NBC sitcom Jenny in 1997. Slowly, he started receiving an offer for big roles. He appeared in the main role in the movie Free Enterprise opposite to Eric McCormack and William Shatner. He was also starred in the Showtime film Rated X alongside Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez.
In 2001, Rafer’s father Tim died. He returned back to Chicago and started his journalism career following his father’s footstep. One of his essays about his dad was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times. This opened the door for him to work as a freelance writer. He used to cover school sports all over the Chicago. He became the host for WCKG’s weekly show named “Celebrity Rock.”
Weigel moved back to the Los Angeles with his wife Tiffany to work in the sports department at The Los Angeles Times as a clerk. He was a regular contributor to The Times by serving as a freelance writer. Later, he was hired as a full-time high school sports writer.
In 2008, Weigel was the cast of Morning Express with Robin Meade, a popular morning show on the HLN television network. He and CNN sports team covered the 2008 Summer Olympics that was held in Beijing, China. He was later hired as the new weekend sports reporter and anchor for WLS Channel 7 in March 2011. This Chicago based station was the place where his father has spent more than 17 years. He became the presenter for the Monday-Friday 6 pm and 10 pm shows working in St. Louis at Channel 2.
Rafer Weigel is a married man. His wife is Tiffany Weigel who is known for her amazing photography. They have been living a wedded life since 2002. They have a son named Heathcliff John Weigel born in 2009. Both the couple seems to be loyal and no news regarding the extramarital affair, divorce or other complication has been heard.
Very fewer information regarding Weigel’s body measurement is known. He has a perfect height of 5 feet and 11 inches. Being blessed with dark brown eyes and hair, he possesses an appealing personality.
Salary and Net worth
The exact amount of net worth held by Rafer Weigel is still under review. He has contributed to multiple professions from acting to journalism from where he must have garnered a jaw-dropping net worth.
Wiki and Facts
You can find Weigel’s wiki in various wiki sites including Wikipedia. The Emmy award-winning anchor/reporter’s Instagram profile is reachable @rafeweigel. he is also active on Twitter @RaferWeigel where he has amassed more than 5k followers as of now. Likewise, his official Facebook page is available @raferweigel.