Why Was Mike Jerrick Suspended? Salary, Engaged | Details

By Staff Writer | Published On: 28 Jan, 2019
Why Was Mike Jerrick Suspended? Salary, Engaged | Details

Quick Information

Date of Birth June 03, 1950 Age 71 Years 0 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Single Wife/Spouse Joy (M. ?-?)
Divorced/Engaged Yes (Once) Girlfriend/Dating Shelda (E. 2014-)
Gay/Lesbain No Ethnicity White
Net Worth $2 Million Children/Kids Jessica, Jill Jerrick (Daughters)
Height 5 Feet 10 Inches (1.77 Meters) Education Univesity of Kansas

Mike Jerrick was born on 3 July 1950 in Wichita, Kansas. He was raised in Kansas by his parents alongside his five other siblings. He graduated from Univesity of Kansas, where he gained the Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism in 1968. Now at 68 years of age, Mike resides in Hoboken, New Jersey. 

Mike Jerrick Engaged, Fiance & Wedding

Mike Jerrick heard wedding bells for the first time when he got married to his wife, Joy. After a few years of marriage, the two welcomed two beautiful daughters, Jessica, and Jill Jerrick into the family. Because of Mike's popularity, the couple could not live a private merry life, which led to many problems in the family. Even after the birth of two daughters, the couple could not sort out their differences and decided to get a divorce.

The details about Mike's divorce with Joy is confined. But given that Mike continually posts about his ex-wife on social media, it can be assumed that the split was mutual and he respected her.

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Mike Jerrick wishes his late ex-wife Joy on her birthday on 25 May 2016 (Photo: Mike Jerrick's Facebook)

After his divorce, Mike Jerrick decided to give love another chance. He started dating his beautiful lady friend Shelda. Even though there is limited information about Shelda, it is revealed that Mike is now engaged to her. He popped up the question on 16 December 2014. When his fiance said yes, Mike exclaimed that he was on the top of the world. No additional news of wedding has been disclosed, but Mike will inevitably unveil more about it for his fans soon.

Mike Jerrick proposes Shelda on 16 December 2014 (Photo: Mike Jerrick's Twitter)

Mike also shares a close relationship with his daughters Jessica and Jill. After his divorce, he raised both the girls himself. He continually talks about how proud he is of his daughters who are now mothers and wishes them all the luck in their life. 

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His Salary / Net Worth

Mike Jerrick commenced his career at WIBW-TV in his hometown. Then, he worked as an anchor on several stations like WNYW in New York and KPIX-TV in San Fransisco. He also showcased his bold personality on the morning TV program, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. After working on many different shows, he finally landed his career on Good Day Philadelphia in 2009. He has been working with the Fox 29 news ever since.

Fox 29 news anchor Mike Jerrick has amassed himself a hefty net worth of $2 million. Known for his eccentric personality, the enormous figures of his salary does not surprise his audience.

Where is Mike Jerrick After Getting Suspended?

In January 2017, Mike Jerrick was suspended by the Fox 29 for using an expletive on Live television. During the Live broadcast of Good Day Philadelphia, Mike Jerrick used the word "bullsh*t" while addressing the work of White House Counsellor, Kellyanne Conway. The Fox 29 spokesperson said that Mike's behavior was unacceptable and the issue had been resolved. He also said that Mike would rejoin the team only after a week. Mike's co-anchor Alex Holley apologized for the inconvenience along with Mike. 

Following the one week suspension, Mike rejoined his post at Good Day Philadelphia. However, Mike again disappeared from the show for a few days from 16 February 2017, which led to massive media speculation. The public assumed that Mike had been suspended again, but Mike's co-anchor, Alex Holley addressed the issue soon. He revealed on the show that Mike was absent because of his personal matter and was not suspended. He also added that Mike was on leave for a few days and would be back soon.

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The controversy of Mike using explicit words on-air gained a lot of media sensation. In 2018, many people posted tweets about how Mike made women feel uncomfortable at his workplace. On the other hand, there were many people, who supported Mike stating that he was just an honest person. When the tweets were raging, Mike decided to deactivate all of his social media sites for a short while.