In every venture or profession, there is a prominent height that everyone yearns to beat, but, only with hard work and dedication, one can reach such stardom. Likewise, news anchor Deidra Dukes had dreamt to be a noteworthy person. And, interestingly she has achieved her dream with hard work.
Deidra Dukes Wiki, Family
She celebrates her birthday every 15 October. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information and Communication studies, she graduated from California State University-Chico. She was born in San Diego and raised in Oceanside, CA. Her mother name is Marion Dukes. She has an exceptional bond with her mother. She admits that she and her younger brother became well-disciplined only as their mother was strict and taught them to well behave.
Know About: Cynthia Bowers CBS, Bio, Age, Family, Today
Deidra's father Semper Fi was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, who grew up in Little-Rock, Arkansas. He had joined the Marines right after his high school. When her father was marine, Deidra and her family even lived on base for one year. However, she lost her father to diabetes in 2013. After the death of her father, she got inspired to eat healthily and exercise regularly.
She is indeed a down-to-earth-personality. She credits her family for her success, and never misses a chance to include her grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles when asked about her inspiration.
Her Married Life, Husband & Son
Deidra has not revealed many things about her personal life and her age. Nevertheless, she is open on being a divorced woman. She and her ex-husband live separately while her son Mike, who is 14 years old lives with her. Yes, she is a mother, and she co-parents her son with ex-husband.
Deidra Duke's son and her mother Marino Dukes attend Thanksgiving church service on 23 November 2017 (Photo: Deidra Duke's Instagram)
Above all the busy schedule, she always manages a time for her son and takes actively part in her son's baseball game. Interestingly, her journey of motherhood is supported by her mom, Marino Dukes.
Fox 5 / Salary
Deidra joined WPXI-TV in 1995 and worked for three years. Afterward, she moved to Atlanta and worked with WSB-TV as a news reporter for seven years. Gathering years of experience, she joined FOX 5 Atlanta, WAGA-TV.
At FOX News, she did not fail to express how delighted she feels working with the station. It has been 13 years already, and she is still working on FOX 5 along with Jennifer Lahmers. She covered famous stories including political scandals, high-profile criminal cases, and the infamous Atlanta courthouse shooting.
Besides her journalism career, she is actively involved in some community programs, working closely with groups like Junior League of Atlanta, the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, and as an adviser to the American Red Cross Minority Recruitment Program.
Deidra Duke’s net worth isn’t known at the moment. However, with her success in the media world so far, the FOX 5 news reporter is undoubtedly rich. She earns an estimated salary of $99k from FOX 5.