Who is Stacey Butler?
Stacey Butler was born on 5 August 1976, in the United States of America and is a broadcast journalist, best known for her work with the television station KCBS 9 based in Los Angeles. She’s won numerous awards over the course of her career, thanks to her achievements as a journalist.
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The Net Worth of Stacey Butler
How rich is Stacey Butler? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career as a broadcast journalist. She’s also worked with other stations, including projects outside the normal scope of her work. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Very little is known about Stacey’s family and her childhood, including how she developed a strong interest in the field of journalism. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, which is one of the five Marymount institutions of higher education. The history of the school traces back through Loyola Colleges and was established in 1917 as the successor to St. Vincent’s College. It is one of the largest Roman Catholic universities on the West Coast, having over 9,000 students.
After completing her education, she moved to Redding, California were she began her career with station KRCR which is an ABC affiliate, and serves the entire locality as well as nearby Chico. After serving some time there, she then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and became a general assignment reporter for the NBC affiliate KSL, the flagship company of Bonneville International which is under The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and serves as a company for the organization’s for-profit endeavors.
Rise to Fame
She would stay there for the next five years in the same capacity, during which time she would win an Edward R. Murrow award, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association to recognize local and national news stories that exemplify the importance of journalism to the community. Stacey received the award for her coverage of an Olympic athlete’s battle with cancer, but her notable achievements continued throughout the year as she received an Emmy Award for her coverage of stories from the military base at Fort Irwin.
During her time there, she spent several days in Medina Wasl, which is actually a mock Iraqi village used for training soldiers, preparing them for urban warfare before they are put into the field. She then received a Golden Mike Award, which is given to reporters who have made a great impact during the year on all popular platforms of journalism, including radio, television, and the recent rise of digital journalists on the internet. She won the award for her coverage of women in their middle age deciding to leave their life behind to move to Mexico.
Butler gained attention once more as she began documenting a secretive polygamous group living in Colorado City, Arizona, staying a year in the group in secret to document their endeavors. The group was run by fugitive Warren Steed Jeffs, who is the President of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), who was subsequently arrested for arranging illegal marriages between his followers and underage girls, and charged with child sexual assault and incest, later convicted of two counts of rape as an accomplice. He is now serving a life sentence plus 20 years in prison.
Look who we ran into tonight… Puskas!!! #theherodog who lost all his teeth taking down a violent parolee in #OC last Spring. He’s back on duty and taking a well deserved break with #sapd officer Luis Galeana. ????♀️ pic.twitter.com/JJbbCaupmZ
— Stacey Butler (@StaceyCBS) December 6, 2018
This led her to complete her first independent documentary called “Banished: The Lost Boys of Polygamy” – lost boys is a term defined as ‘young men who have been pressured to leave polygamous Mormon groups to reduce competition for wives, usually between the ages of 13 to 21 for numerous mundane reasons’. This proves very difficult for them to integrate into normal society, as they were raised to mistrust the outside world.
For the last 15 years, Butler has been serving the with CBS 2 News team, which she remains a member of today.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of any of Stacey’s romantic relationships. She has not shared any details about past or present relationships nor has she been rumored with anyone close to her in work. She maintains a very private stance when it comes to this aspect of her life.
Similar to numerous broadcast journalist personalities, she is highly active online through the use of social media. She has an account on Twitter which she uses to promote her recent news endeavors and upcoming broadcasts. She also has a Facebook page but it has not been updated for around eight years, as she has opted to use Twitter instead for her work. She also previously had an Instagram page, but it is no longer available indicating that it has either been deactivated or deleted. The lack of any profiles showcasing a bit more about her personal life indicates that she is following through with her stance on privacy, not wanting the public to know more than what she is revealing through her working capacity.