Art Franklin CBS 42: Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Salary, Book and Awards

By | July 10, 2021

Who Is Art Franklin Biography

Art Franklin an American Multiple Emmy Award-Winning Journalist working at the CBS 42 in Birmingham, Alabama as a Morning Television News Anchor. Prior to joining CBS 42, he worked as a Reporter and Anchor at WBRC 6 for 12 years from 1991 to 2003.

He gained fame after he became the first African-American male anchor in Birmingham anchoring in prime-time. He earned been awarded more than 75 journalistic and community awards which include ‘Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Achievement News Excellence’ for spot news coverage in Atlanta in 2005, ‘Outstanding Achievement Television Programming Excellence’ in 1995 and ‘Scripps Howard Excellence in Journalism Award’.

Art Franklin Age

Franklin was born in 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America.

Art Franklin CBS 42

Art currently works at CBS 42 in Birmingham, Alabama as a Morning Television News Anchor. He joined the CBS 42 News team in 2016 and began working as a managing editor of content on the news cast. Prior to joining CBS 42 he worked as a Reporter and Anchor at WBRC 6 for 12 years from 1991 to 2003.

He began his broadcasting career in the WDZZ-FM 93 Radio station in Flint, Miami where he served as a Sports and News Anchor, Announcer and Production Manager. He then left for WILX-TV (NBC) in Lansing, Miami where he became the first African American Male Anchor to become the weekend Anchor for regular broadcasting in Lansing.

He as well served as the Capital Reporter and Business Reporter in WILXT-TV and was later hired to be the military affair correspondent of the station. He has also worked at WXIA 11Alive News the NBC affiliate in Atlanta from where he left for WAGA FOX 5 and worked as an Anchor.

Art Franklin Salary

Franklin earns an annual estimated salary ranging between $33,774 and $112,519.

Art Franklin Net Worth

Art estimated net worth is under review

Art Franklin Book

Franklin wrote a book titled ‘Give It All You Got’ in 2003 whaen he was leaving Birmingham for a job in Atlanta. ‘Give It All You Got’ is a motivational and inspiring book which was written for young men.

Art Franklin Awards and Achievements

  • 2005 – Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement – News Excellence – for spot news inclusion in Atlanta
  • 1995 – Outstanding Achievement Television Programming Excellence in
  • 1994 – Scripps Howard Excellence in Journalism Award
  • 1994 – RTNDA Best Documentary
  • 1994 – Alabama Associated Press Award – Best Documentary
  • 1995 – Alabama Associated Press Award Best Reporter
  • 1998 – Virginia UPI Best Reporter
  • 1990 – Hampton Roads Black Media Professional Best Spot News Coverage

Art Franklin Height and Weight

Art stands tall at a height of 6 feet 1 inches (1.85 meters) and has moderate weight.

Art Franklin Education

Franklin joined the University of Michigan and later earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. While in University, he worked at WILXin Lansing Michigan as an anchor as well as in WDZZ in Flint, Michigan as the news and sports anchor.

Art Franklin Family

Art information about his family is publicly unavailable. Nevertheless, this section will be updated as soon as it is available

Art Franklin Wife

Franklin is married to Michele, the duo met in Birmingham and they are proud parents of four children. The duo relocated from Los Angeles, California to Birmingham, Alabama where he works at CBS 42.

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