Val Warner is a proud American co-host of ABC7's Windy City LIVE. She stands at the height of 5 feet 2.5 inches with a curvy figure. Not forgetting to mention that Val is a mother of two, Val has put extra efforts to maintain her weight. In 2017, the co-host opened up about her 20-pound weight-loss journey on an episode of Steve Harvey's show.
The founder of Dherbs, Inc., A.D. Dolphin even praised Val's feet size on Steve's show. A.D. suggested that Val was 'very, very gifted in the leg area.'
Val Warner Married, Husband
Val was married at one point, but she never disclosed any detail on her previous life with her husband. The two took up the role of parents in 2002 with the arrival of their daughter, Zoe. They welcomed their son, Max in 2007.
Val Warner celebrates Christmas with her daughter Zoe and son Max on 26 December 2018 (Photo: Val Warner's Instagram)
As a person of strong faith, Val opened up about her belief in finding new love. In an interview about her widowed life without her husband, Val said,
I have always been and always will be an advocate of marriage. While I am still new to this widow journey and miss my husband daily, it does not diminish my desire to be a wife again one day to a well deserving King that God allows me to find.
After a year of her husband's departure, Val found new hope in her life when she met Jeff Cartwright. Jeff has been her support for a very long time. The two got engaged in 2013.
Her engagement party was held at the posh penthouse suite at Hotel 71. However, Val and her future husband are not in any hurry to get married. They are taking it slow, and everything is working out just fine for them.
Val Warner’s Bio (Age), Education
Born in 1974, Val Warner was raised in Los Angeles alongside her sister Rae Bell as per her bio. The 44-year-old reporter blows her birthday candles every 11 March, belonging to the African-American ethnicity.
The reporter is very close to her grandmother and her mother, Diane Jackson. Her mother is a writer, who published her second book in her Thelma series, How Thelma Got Her Wings in 2018. The book was inspired by Val's daughter, Zoe.
Maintaining her strong educational background, Val graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996. She was very passionate about the media field from a young age. That was a kick-start to her career in journalism.
Her Career, Salary / Net Worth
Val started her career by working as a reporter and anchor for WEYI-TV in Flint, Michigan. She then headed to Chicago, Illinois to work for WGN-TV.
The reporter brought fun to daytime television by covering everything in Chicago from politics to celebrity interviews and fashion. She even reported on the two-day breaking news of a runaway dog on the Eisenhower, which caught national attention. Moreover, Val co-hosted the famous morning show, Mommy Test. She further contributed at ABC 7 Chicago. She has served as a co-host of ABC 7’s Chicago Lights Festival and the annual Bud Billiken Parade.
Her talent as a host and interviewer led her to win three prestigious Chicago Emmy Awards for shows on bullying and breast cancer. During her time at ABC 7, Val won another Emmy for her role in ABC 7’s New Year’s unique, COUNTDOWN CHICAGO.
The exceptional talents she displayed in her profession inevitably garnered her fame and reputation. She has equally made her fortune through her contribution. The exact figure of the reporter's net worth is in the shadows. However, she earns an average salary of $87K per annum.