Who is Jericka Duncan?
Jericka Duncan was born on 12 August 1983, in New York City, USA, and is a journalist and news correspondent, best known for her work with CBS which has gained her several awards. She has reported on numerous high-profile events over the course of her career.
— Jericka Duncan (@Jerickaduncan) June 5, 2018
The Net Worth of Jericka Duncan
How rich is Jericka Duncan? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through a successful career in journalism. She’s also served as a part of other local television stations and organizations throughout her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Education and Early Career
While there is very little information about Jericka’s childhood, or how she developed an interest in a journalistic career, it is known that she attended Ohio University studying Communications, graduating in 2005, and winning an NAACP Image Award the same year, which is given to outstanding people of color in industries such as literature, music, film, and television, and rewarded her work for the nearby station in Elmira, New York, participating in the longest manhunt for a fugitive in state history, for Ralph “Bucky” Phillips, wanted for shooting three New York State troopers and killing one. The following year, she attended the A&T conference in North Carolina, focused on childhood obesity. In 2007, she began full-time her journalism career with the CBS local station in Buffalo, New York called WIVP, staying for three years, and would win a local Emmy Award in the Best Morning Show category, thanks to her coverage of winter storms during 2008.
The following year, her reputation as a reporter increased, as she was one of the first at the scene of the Buffalo ‘plane crash which killed 50 people, and the coverage of which would win her two national Edward R. Murrow Awards, given to people with outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. She would then move to another CBS television station – KYW – for which she reported on disabled adults who became victims of a social security scam, and which earned her another Emmy nomination.
In 2011 Duncan covered Hurricane Irene, and then Superstorm Sandy the following year, which would lead her to win a Journalist of the Year Award from The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. In 2013, she officially joined CBS News, and subsequently covered numerous events, including the shooting deaths of four Marines in Chattanooga, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, as well as the snow storms in Boston. In 2015, she spent a month in Canada, joining the US Women’s National Soccer Team during their run to a World Cup title.
Personal Life and Social Media
Despite her popularity in the news circles and on television, there is very little information about any of Jericka’s relationships, or if she is married. Many sources believe that she is likely single due to the lack of any information to the contrary, although there is a suspicion that she may be dating fellow journalist Dray Clark. During her free time, it is known that she does a lot of charity work, with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Black Leadership Commission on Aids, and the Boys and Girls Club. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
In what little quiet time she has, Jericka enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and running. Similar to numerous journalists and television personalities, Jericka maintains a strong online presence through the social media website Twitter, which she mainly uses to keep followers up to date on the latest news. She also mentioned on her Twitter account that she worked as a cashier, waitress and housekeeper before focusing on journalism. She also re-posts tweets, photos, and videos from CBS News. Aside from her Twitter, videos of her are also available through the website YouTube, mainly shared by the CBS YouTube page.
Several media posts point to the fact that Duncan preferred to stay in CBS and work as a part of that network specifically due to her father Ronnie Duncan’s previous ties with the company. He worked as a sports director for CBS, and is likely the reason she developed an interest for news and working on television. Her father didn’t enjoy the same publicity she has now, and was mainly in the background of CBS, helping the company specifically in its sports-related programming. She is also very close to several of the network’s executives, thanks to her father’s ties.