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|Fact||McClary inspired Marg Helgenberger's character on the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.|
Who is Yolanda McClary?
Yolanda Anna Gonzales was born on 20 August 1963, in Nevada, USA, and is a crime scene investigator, best known for her appearance in the unscripted television crime series entitled “Cold Justice” which is broadcasted on Oxygen and was a part of TNT.
The Riches of Yolanda McClary
How rich is Yolanda McClary? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through a successful career in law enforcement, as she is also a veteran of the Las Vegas Metro police. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Education and Career
Television – Cold Justice
McClary earned a lot more popularity when she became a part of the television series entitled “Cold Justice”; the show follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler along with her team of investigators including McClary. They re-open unresolved murder cases as long as they have the consent of the local law enforcement which originally handled the case. The numerous experts in investigation assigned to the show then manage to find significant evidence, eyewitness accounts, and usually details that were previously overlooked or unavailable, such as from DNA testing.
In case you haven't heard, #ColdJustice will be returning for season 2 in January 2014. Until then, this page will continue to update. 🙂
Controversies and Other Endeavors
In 2014, a man named Joshua Singletary filed a defamation lawsuit against the producers of “Cold Justice”, following their investigation into the death of a woman who was stabbed and suffocated in her home in 2010. Joshua was implicated, but never fully exonerated. During the time of the murder, he was being treated at the hospital when he was arrested as a suspect but was later released due to lack of evidence. He mentions that the “Cold Justice” episode caused him to lose customers which led him to seek $100,000 in damages among other compensations he requested.
HNY! 2015 was a great year. Thanks 4 your love & support. Looking forward to all that 2016 has in store. pic.twitter.com/u1t0mwzrHF
— Yolanda McClary (@YolandaMcClary) January 1, 2016
The popularity of “Cold Justice” eventually led to a spin-off show entitled “Cold Justice: Sex Crimes” which began in 2015. The show focused on unsolved sex crimes as the title denotes, and ran for a season of 10 episodes, featuring two prosecutors at the helm – Alicia O’Neill and Casey Garrett. The show was in danger of cancellation several times during its run with TNT, and in 2016, Yolanda made an announcement that the series was cancelled and that the production company was looking to sell the series to other networks. It was eventually acquired by the network Oxygen in 2017, leading to a fourth season airing in the same year. A fifth was later announced to run in 2018.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Yolanda has been married to Michael Kelly McClary since 1990; there are no reports regarding their children, but she has mentioned grandchildren so presumably the couple have at least a son or daughter. She is known to be the inspiration of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” character Catherine Willows who is played by actress Marg Helgenberger, and the show ran from 2000 to 2015 with Marg being a part of its entire run.
Similar to numerous television series, Yolanda is very active online to help her connect to fans and make announcements regarding “Cold Justice”. She initially only had a Facebook page, but has since expanded to having accounts with both Twitter and Instagram. She uses her social media accounts to showcase some personal pictures including of her family. She mentions that she has grandchildren though she hasn’t mentioned on how many children she has. Her online posts are sporadic, as she is likely balancing her television career with her personal life. She has officially retired from her work as a CSI, but still participates in the show.
|1||Yolanda has worked over 7,000 crime scenes.|
|2||She has an Associate of Arts degree from College of Southern Nevada and a Forensic Science Diploma from American Institute of Applied Science.|
|3||McClary inspired Marg Helgenberger's character on the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.|
|Cold Justice||2013-2015||TV Series||Herself - Crime Scene Investigator|
|Home & Family||2014||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Dateline NBC||2009-2011||TV Series documentary||Herself / Herself - Crime Scene Investigator|
|Cold Justice||2017||TV Series||Herself - Crime Scene Investigator|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia