• Marley Kayden is an American theatrical actress and journalist, best known for hosting the WGN-TV's "Chicago's Best" broadcast.
• She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and a minor in drama from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
• She has worked on Wall Street Media, Fireside Theatre, Medill News Service, WGN-TV, Bloomberg LP, CBOE-TV, NBCUniversal Media, and more.
• She is married to Phil Kayden and they have one child, Grace.
• Her estimated net worth is around $600,000.


Who is Marley Kayden?

Marley Kayden is quite a multi-talented persona, not only widely recognized for being an American theatrical actress, but for being a journalist as well, perhaps best known for currently serving as the host of the WGN-TV’s “Chicago’s Best” broadcast. Marley is also known for previously serving as a reporter and traffic anchor for NBC 5.

Early Life and Education

Marley Kayden was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on the 14th October 1985 in the USA, and apart from being of American nationality, she is also of white ethnicity. Further details about Marley’s early life and childhood as well as her family’s background, parents or siblings have never been disclosed.

Speaking about Kayden’s education, after matriculating from high school in 2003, she enrolled at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and in 2007 graduated earning her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in music while minoring in drama. During her studies, Marley was quite active in several societies such as HONOR, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, as well as the Golden Key Society. She was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

She later decided to expand her area of expertise, and in 2012 enrolled at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois, from which she graduated in the following year with a Master of Science degree in journalism.

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Upon obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree, Marley began her professional career in 2008 when she joined the Wall Street Media in New York City, where she spent the next 10 months serving as its anchor. Simultaneously, she occasionally served as a co-anchor for the MSN Money’s financial news show entitled “Stocks Today”.

In April 2009, Kayden made a genuine career change and joined the Fireside Theatre where she honed her performing skills as a principal actress over the course of the next three and a half years. In May 2011, she became a member of the New Harmony Theater in New Harmony, Indiana, where she came to the prominence for starring in the role of Barbara in an a-capella production of “Avenue X”. Besides her on-stage appearances, Marley also added several TV campaigns and commercials to her professional portfolio, including collaborating with brands such as the Food Network, Rockstar Games and T-Mobile to name a few.

However, after this acting ‘hiatus’, in June 2012 Kayden returned to her journalism calling, and joined the Medill News Service for which she began her one-year-long tenure as a business reporter.

After her Master of Science degree, in April 2013 Marley began a three-month-long internship at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois, during which she honed her skills by regularly appearing in the WGN Morning News broadcast, serving as its on-air news reporter as well as its field producer. Between June and September 2013, she served as a spot news reporter for Bloomberg LP, then to December 2013, Marley contributed to the Chicago Music Magazine not only as its Theatre Critic, but as its classical music reporter as well. It is certain that her previous theatrical acting experience massively helped her during this engagement.

In November 2013, Kayden joined Radiate , where she spent the next three years as its weekend traffic reporter, regularly appearing on various broadcasts for the WGN-TV and WMAQ-TV (virtual channel owned and operated by the NBC 5), before in December 2016 joining the CBOE-TV. During the course of almost the next four years, she gained massive professional recognition and earned a huge dose of popularity for hosting her own TV show – “Most Activities with Marley Kayden”.

Between February 2015 and April 2018, Kayden served not only as a reporter but as well as a traffic anchor for the NBCUniversal Media, LLC, covering all the major stories in the Greater Chicago Area. Since April 2018, Marley is serving as the host of “Chicago’s Best” TV show which is airing on the WGN-TV.

Marley Kayden has also served as editor and producer of the critically praised documentary movie “The 100th Day: Unknown Territory”, which was honored with the Award for Excellence at the Midwest Emmy Awards ceremony.

Personal Life

Curious about Kayden’s personal life, aren’t you? Well, Marley is a married woman. However, there aren’t many relevant details about her marriage, except that her spouse’s name is Phil Kayden and that the couple has welcomed one child so far, a daughter named Grace. With her family and their dog named Chance, she currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Apart from her daily on-camera appearances, Kayden is also quite active on several popular social media networks, such as Twitter on which she has amassed almost 8,000 followers so far, as well as Instagram on which she has been followed by over 7,000 people.

Marley sports a slim and toned figure with a genuine hourglass silhouette, and is standing 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall. All these perks, which in addition to her long dark hair and dark-colored eyes make her appearance quite alluring, have certainly helped her to gain popularity during her journalism career.

Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this popular American journalist has accumulated so far? How rich Marley Kayden is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of her net worth, speaking as of mid-2019, revolves around a sum of at least $600,000, acquired primarily through her professional journalism career which is currently spanning more than a decade.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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