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Biography

Jodi Applegate

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Jodi Applegate's facts

Date of Birth 1964-05-02
Nationality American
Profession Broadcast Journalist
Working for MSNBC, NBC
Ethnicity Irish
Marital Status Married
Married to Michael Kay
Married on February 12, 2011
Children Caledonia Rose
Education Bachelor’s in Television and Film
Education at Temple University, New York University
Net Worth(s) $5 million
Divorce with Rob Nikoleski

Jodi Applegate is a well known personality in cable news industry. She is the anchorwoman currently working for MSNBC & NBC. She belongs to American nationality and Irish ethnicity. She was born in West Virginia on May 2, 1964. She grew up in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. There she attended Moon Area High School for high school education. After that she went to Temple University in Philadelphia but later transferred to New York University and graduated with a degree in television & film. Actually she has early dream of becoming an actress, later switched to journalism.

Before getting started in journalism she tried her hand at acting. She appeared in A Pocket for Corduroy and There’s a Nightmare In my Closet in 1980s. In early 1990s, she began her journalism as a host of Close Up on C-SPAN, a student based program. After that, she was traffic reporter for Metro Traffic in San Francisco, host of KTVK’s program Good Morning Arizona. In 1996, her fate shined as she became the first face on MSNBC during its launch. She was regular host for MSNBC Live and Weekend Today on NBC network and back up anchor for Today Show. She worked there till 2000 and shifted to Boston in 2001 were she found herself anchoring for WFXT. She was anchor of FOX25 News and FOX25 Morning News. So she shifted to New York to join another sister station WNYW and remained there for three years as co-anchor of morning program Good Day New York. Rumors were there that she was fired but no reason and no evidence are found.

She returned back to news anchoring in 2009 this time through radio station WCBS radio as fill in anchor for all news. She was guest host for Sirius XM Radio’s Living Today and radio talk show on WOR in New York and on WRKO in Boston. Finally she made her way back to television in September 2012 at News 12 Long Island as evening news co-anchor. But before the exhaustion of one year contract she left there to join WPIX as sole anchor of 10 PM newscast. She also became anchor of 5PM newscast.

Jodi is forty nine years of age. She has maintained her looks and curve at this age. She looks much younger than she actually is. She eats healthy and remains active. She is conscious about her appearance on screen. She grooms herself carefully and tactfully. She wears the profession appropriate clothes. She proudly exposes her beautiful legs and feet during camera rolling. Her experience has taught her how to hide the flaws and bring out the best. She is admired by the viewers.

Speaking about her personal life biography, she is married twice since her first marriage failed. Her former husband was Rob Nikoleski, a sports anchor whom she divorced shortly after marriage. She is at present happy with her present husband Michael Kay whom she married on February 12, 2011. The wedding ceremony was a grand attended by thousands. The next year they announced that they were becoming parents. Interestingly Jodi wasn’t pregnant; it was a surrogate mother who tolerated the pain for her. Their daughter Caledonia Rose came in the world on January 5, 2013. They are enjoying their blissful life.

Despite facing some ups and downs in her career she has recovered well. She has displayed the professionalism over the years and continues to do well. She is paid a handsome salary for her sincerity and dedication. Side by side she has handled the family life too. She has achieved great and is moving forward. She has lots of fans who love her. They can obtain more information and her biography from wiki, and other websites writing about the famous people.