Robert Townsend’s biography and wiki
Robert Townsend is a journalist and a news reporter at WDAF-FOX 4 Evening News. He has covered stories that earned him awards like Emmy Awards and Outstanding News Coverage Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Townsend’s age and birthday
Robert was born on 6 February 1957 (age 66 years), in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America.
Robert’s height and weight
He has a height of 1.7 m and a weight of 75 kg.
Robert Townsend’s Educational background
Growing up on the city’s west side, Townsend attended Austin High School, graduating in 1975. He became interested in acting as a teenager. During a reading, Townsend captured the attention of Chicago’s X Bag Theatre, The Experimental Black Actors Guild. Townsend later auditioned for parts at Chicago’s Experimental Black Actors’ Guild and performed in local plays studying at the famed Second City, comedy workshop for improvisation in 1974. Townsend had a brief uncredited role in the 1975 movie Cooley High but says the film “changed his life” for what he perceived as its true-to-life portrayal of people like him.
After high school, Townsend enrolled at Illinois State University studied for a year, and later moved to New York. Townsend’s mother believed that he should complete his college education, but he felt that college took time away from his passion for acting, and he soon dropped out of school to pursue his acting career full-time.
Robert Townsend Family
Townsend was born in Chicago the second of four children to Shirley (Jenkins) and Ed Townsend. His mother ended up raising him and his three siblings as a single parent.
Robert Townsend’s Wife and children
Townsend was married to Cheri Jones from September 15, 1990, to August 9, 2001. Together they had two daughters, Sierra and Skye, both entertainers, and a son, Isiah.
Robert Townsend Career
Townsend worked for an Atlanta television station for one year before achieving his lifelong dream of working as a journalist in his hometown of Saint Louis. Prior to joining WDAF-FOX 4, he had worked for KMOV-TV 4 in Saint Louis, Missouri. Robert covered a story about two trucks stolen from the Surplus Exchange in Kansas City on Missouri’s western edge. After the story was aired, the business was able to recover its vehicles.
Robert Townsend’s Net worth and salary
He currently has a net worth of $ 5 million