Born as Leslie Ann Sykes, she is a renowned American television personality, journalist, reporter and a news anchor. The appealing news anchor is known for being the midday and morning co-anchor of the popular KABC-TV’s show named Eyewitness News based in Los Angeles. As per Leslie Sykes bio, she was born on June 27, 1965, which makes her age be 52 years old as of now. Because of her popularity, her fans and followers are found eager to explore Sykes’s family life details including the facts related to her mother, parents, siblings and so on. You have come to the right place where we have presented a completed wiki of this inspiring television news anchor below:
Early Life and Education
Sykes was born in 1965 in San Diego, California. Talking about Leslie Sykes parents, she was born to father Abel Baxton Sykes, Jr. (1934 – 2012) and mother Sylvia Mae Thierry Sykes. She has memorable childhood memories spent with her two older sisters named Daphne Grace Sykes and Dawn Carol Sykes. She spent her early life in Compton, California because her father was working for Compton Community College as an administrator.
Regarding about Sykes education, she went to St. Joseph High School and later attended Spelman College for pursuing her higher education. Spelman College is based in Atlanta, Georgia from where Sykes completed her degree majoring in English.
Career and Professional Life
In 1988, Skykes made her first film appearances as Miss Mission for the movie School Daze by Spike Lee. at that time, she is said to be enrolled at Spelman College in Georgia.
She got interested in pursuing a professional career in the field of journalism. She got a job opportunity to contribute as a general assignment reporter for Los Angeles daily newspaper named Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. She also made an internship at KCOP-TV which is currently named as My Network TV. She was hired by Fox affiliate KTTV as a desk assistant for the news department.
Continuing her journalism career, Skykes made a big breakthrough when she grabbed an opportunity to work for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Apart from reporting, she produced a newscast and also contributed as an anchor for three shows. Later, she made her first major assignment in Louisiana at WVUE-TV. By the end of 1994, she came back to Los Angeles in order to work for KABC-TV’s program Eyewitness News as a general assignment reporter.
Seeing her talents and potentialities, WBBM-TV offered Sykes to work as its new top female weekend anchor in 1998 in Chicago by replacing journalist Sarah Lucero. She got a promotion in 1999 at Eyewitness News and began contributing as co-anchor. She also became the co-anchor for the 11am-Noon slot in 2009. The journalist is also the member of Eyewitness News This Morning which is a successful television program.
Moving to her personal life, American news anchor Sykes is a married person. Her husband name is Patrick W. Spann. She is blessed with a lovely family including her husband Patrick and a loving son. They reside together near Los Angeles at the View Park-Windsor Hills. The couple welcomed their only child as a son named Patrick Jr. on 16 March 2001. This boy is about to cross his teenage life and soon will pursue his own professional life. Probably, he is inspired by his mother and would show an interest in the journalism field.
Leslie Sykes is having a romantic love life with her husband with whom she celebrates her marriage anniversary every year. In April 2016, she uploaded a picture on her Facebook profile where she presented some glimpse of the celebration of their 17th marriage anniversary.
Leslie Sykes height is tall and has a maintained body physique. She is interested in making a proper workout and never misses following a scheduled diet plan. Her exact weight, feet size, dress size and other physical measurement details are missing from the internet.
Salary and Net worth
Television news anchor Leslie is offered with an impressive amount of salary for her contribution to the network. She has garnered a net worth making her capable to enjoy a lavish lifestyle. For sure, Leslie Sykes has amassed an impressive net worth which exact amount is yet to be revealed.
Wiki and Facts
Leslie Sykes bio is available in Wikipedia profile as well. Join the Eyewitness News Anchor in Instagram @abc7leslie where she has garnered more than 2k followers as of now. Likewise, her Twitter profile is reachable @abc7leslie where she has managed to retain more than 7k followers. You can get the personal life scenario of Sykes from her Instagram profile.