Eden Checkols' Bio Divulges Family, Ethnicity, Height & Facts

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Eden Checkols' Bio Divulges Family, Ethnicity, Height & Facts

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Eden Checkol is an American news personality who earned fame through her remarkable works in the field of news and journalism. She is an employee of WISN 12 News who serves as a reporter as well as an anchor for the 4:30 a.m. weekday’s edition of WISN 12 News This Morning and 12 News at 11 a.m. 

In her years of career as a reporter, she has covered some variety and important news. She has also interviewed other peoples which include the Janesville man who sent a manifesto to the US President Donald Trump and sparked a nationwide manhunt, the man who found Joseph Jakubowksi, and the man who stole some dangerous firearms from a gun shop.

Likewise, Eden was one of those reporters who reported numerous hours about the fatal explosion in the Didion Milling Plant of Cambria.

Her Bio: Birthday & Height

Hailing from Twin Cities, Minnesota, Eden Checkol was born on 23 February 1993.

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She first studied at Roseville Area High School. After completing her high school education, she got enrolled at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2010. Later, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Communication, and Journalism in 2014. She also has a minor in Business Administration.

Eden stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.68 meters).

Eden Checkol’s Family Life: Parents & Ethnicity

Eden Checkol was raised by her father, Meseret Chekol Reta, and her mother, Belle. She has a mixed ethnicity of Ethiopian and American.


Eden Checkol with her mother, Belle on 29 June 2014 (Photo: Eden Checkol's Instagram)

Her father, Meseret, was a former journalism professor who used to teach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Her father got his Ph.D. plus master’s degree in mass communication and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota.

Her father was regarded as Eden’s major source of inspiration. Unfortunately, she lost the love of her father in November 2012.

Her late father was also an author, whose years of work, a book named The Quest for Press Freedom, was published after his death on 25 May 2013.

Her Career

Eden Checkol’s journey to success started back in August 2011 after she joined the company named Clear Channel as an Intern and served till April 2012. Following that, she served as a researcher at the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at the University of St. Thomas from June 2012 to August 2012.

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Afterward, she joined numerous other news companies which include TommieMedia.com (from January 2013 to May 2013), NWCT Channel 12 (from June 2013 to August 2013), WCCO-TV (from September 2013 to December 2013), KSTP-TV Channel 5 (from February 2014 to May 2014), KBJR-TV (from October 2014 to August 2015), and WISC-TV (from August 2015 to November 2017).

Finally, in November 2017, Eden joined WISN-TV, and since then, she has been working there and showcasing her talents.

Five Quick Facts Related To Eden Checkol

  • In her free time, she likes to sing and watch some of her favorite TV shows. 

  • Most recently, she gave an appearance at the 2020’s Oscars Awards Show.

  • On 29 June 2014, she wished her mother on her birthday.

  • On 15 June 2014, she shared an old picture of her late father on the occasion of father’s day.

  • Her father used to serve as a radio journalist in the 1980s in his native land of Ethiopia.