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Rhonda Walker: Husband, Family & Surgery Details Of Channel 4 News Anchor

By MD writer | Updated On: 26 Jul, 2021
Rhonda Walker: Husband, Family & Surgery Details Of Channel 4 News Anchor

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1968 Nationality American
Profession TV Personality Marital Status Married
Husband/Spouse Derrick Walker Divorced/Engaged Yes(Once)
Boyfriend/Dating Robert Shumak(Rumored) Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity African-American Net Worth Not Disclosed
Social Media Twitter, Instagram Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 5 Feet 11 Inches (180 cm) Parents Dr. Ronald(Father), Harriette Gillum(Mother)

The WDIV-Local 4 news anchor Rhonda Walker made headlines for her glamorous fairytale wedding held on August 31, 2019, in the California Wine Country. 

Walker began the new chapter of her life, all while she was on medical leave for healing from surgery which turned out to be a perfect opportunity for her intimate wedding. 

Rhonda Walker’s Glamorous Wedding 

The enchanting venue in California with a vineyard as the wedding backdrop where she took her vows with her husband Jason Drumheller certainly made her dreamy day special in every way possible. 

For Drumheller, it was love at first sight when he first saw Walker in his office at a meeting for the Rhonda Walker Foundation, a non-profit organization. The love story began after the two got introduced through a mutual friend.

Then came the big surprise for Walker when Drumheller surprised her with an engagement ring on their trip to Miami in 2018. Keeping up with their busy lives for a while, they waited until the beautiful summer day of 2020 to take their vows. 

As Walker had always dreamt of her dreamy wedding in California’s wine country for its enticing ambiance and perfect weather, her dream indeed became a reality. Moreover, this all happened during her medical leave from work, giving her the perfect time and space to plan the special day.

And the happily married couple currently resides in Oakland County. 

Rhonda Walker and Jason Drumheller sharing a wedding kiss, in front of a luscious green vineyard as their wedding backdrop

Rhonda Walker and Jason Drumheller sharing a wedding kiss in front of a luscious green vineyard as their wedding backdrop. (Source: Instagram)

Who Is Walker’s Husband, Jason Drumheller?

Drumheller is a financial advisor based in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, who currently works as a financial advisor and vice president at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, reportedly one of the largest firms in the US, overseeing 904 billion in assets.  

The series 63 and series 65 license holder has more than a decade of expertise as a security and investment advisor and assumably earns a salary of over 100 thousand dollars annually as per the analysis. Moreover, given his years of expertise in his field of work, he has certainly amassed a net worth of seven figures or more.      

Walker Returns To WDIV-Local 4 After Recovery From Surgery

The news anchor who always lived a healthy life at her best was diagnosed with a health condition that required major surgery in 2019. As prescribed by her doctor, she had to be on six to eight weeks of complete rest for her recovery. 

And, so Walker took a break from her work at Local 4 and made her return in July. Sharing the healing process and her excitement to be back at work soon, she wrote a message to her viewers on the Local 4 website. 

Also, through her message, she urged people never to ignore any physical pain and consult the doctor for proper diagnosis.  

A Short Bio

The Detroit-born journalist is the middle child of her parents, Harriette Gillium and Dr. Ron Gillum Sr. Walker grew up with two siblings, older brother Ron and younger sister Robin, and shares a tight knitted bond with her family. She often shares pictures with her family through her socials. 

Rhonda Walker posing with her mother and sister on a casual day-out in 2018.

Rhonda Walker posing with her mother and sister on a casual day-out in 2018. (Source: Facebook)

Graduating from Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in arts in communication, Walker pursued journalism since early 2000. She began her career as a reporter at WJBK Fox 2, and currently, she is a newscaster at WDIV Local 4. 

As per a source, she probably receives a hefty salary of over 80 thousand dollars. And, with that amount of annual salary, Walker is presumably entitled to a hefty net worth in six figures or more.

Besides journalism, she is also the founder of The Rhonda Walker Foundation. The Detroit-based non-profit foundation, founded in 2003, was established with the purpose of empowering young girls, into successful and powerful women of tomorrow. 

Through a special focus on aspects such as college prep, personal development, career development, health and wellness, community outreach, and mentoring, Walker's foundation has helped several young girls build a better life. 


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