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

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 11 Feb, 2020
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)

Rhonda Walker is an American news personality who earned the limelight through her talent as well as good deeds. She first came into the spotlight in 2003 after she began to serve as the weekday morning news anchor for the WDIV-Local 4 news team. 

Rhonda has managed to use her popularity in a very right way. In March 2003, she established the Rhonda Walker Foundation for the welfare of needy families. Through her foundation, she tends to educate and empower the inner city teen girls of Detroit.

For her excellent work, she has been given various awards, which include Alternatives for Girls Role Model Award in 2008, Ambassador of the Year Award in 2009, and Ambassador Magazine's Red Seal Award in 2011.

Short Bio: Education & Family

Rhonda Walker was born in Detroit, Michigan as the middle child of her parents, Dr. Ron Gillum Sr. and Harriette Gillium. She has altogether two siblings, an older brother named Ron, and a younger sister named Robin.

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Further, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Michigan State University.

Rhonda Walker’s Married Life, Husband

Rhonda Walker is a newly married bride whose husband, Jason Drumheller, is a Bloomfield Hills-based financial advisor.

Rhonda and Jason first met each other in 2016. At that time, she was busy in her foundation’s work, whereas, Jason wasn’t able to recognize Rhonda. But, after Jason asked one of his friends about Rhonda, he fell in love with her personality.

Afterward, Jason fixed a meeting with her through a mutual friend. Later, both of them fell in love and started to date.

Following a two-year relationship, in 2018, they decided to move together in Oakland County. And, on 26th September 2018, Jason proposed Rhonda with a ring in his hand—they got engaged.


Rhonda Walker posted a photo of her birthday celebration with her husband, Jason Drumheller on 21 November 2019 (Photo: Rhonda Walker's Instagram)

After eleven months of their engagement, they shared the married vows on the 31st of August 2019 in California Wine Country, Chateau St Jean Winery, in Sonoma. Since then, they have always been together and are relieving a life without any disputes.

Before marrying Jason, Rhonda was married to a famous American footballer named Derrick Walker. Their marital bond later ended in divorce in 2007. However, the news about their divorce was only announced in 2012.

Her Career In Journalism

Rhonda Walker started her career as a reporter for WJBK-Fox 2 News in Detroit. Another job followed her first job in WDIV-Local 4 news team.

She served the WDIV-Local 4 news team for a long time, and during her service, she held the position of noon news anchor, produced a segment named 4 Your Children, and hosted several special programming events.

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She has also got the chance to interview some notable personalities such as former President Bill Clinton, Michigan Gov.r Rick Snyder, former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, Smokey Robinson, and Blair Underwood.

Some Interesting Facts About Rhonda Walker

  • She loves kids and helping other peoples.

  • She blows up her birthday candles on the 20th of November every year.

  • She has managed to garnish more than 26k followers on her Instagram account only.

  • In her free time, she enjoys playing golf and spending time with friends and family.

  • She is interested in watching baseball, basketball, and football games.

  • Some of her favorite actors are Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams.

  • She is one of the members of the Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield.

  • She booked Solmaz Burke, California based wedding planner, for her wedding.

  • She had to go through a surgery in June 2018. Nonetheless, she recovered and returned to work on 18 July 2019.