Asha McKenzie Biography
Asha McKenzie is an American journalist working as a reporter and anchor for News 12. She is popular for her talent and pursuit for delivering authentic news. She has honed her skills by learning from experienced journalists, internship opportunities, and past employment. Her career as a journalist has earned her a position at her former school as an adjunct Professor.
Asha McKenzie’s Age, Family, and Husband
She was born on 29th December 1989 in New Jersey in a family with roots in Jamaica. She is the daughter of a psychiatric nurse and a single mother of six children. Asha is the last of the six. Asha get her determination from her mother who worked hard to meet the needs of her family and live the life she wanted. The same fore for success is evident in Asha as she has sacrificed relationships, having a husband, and starting her family in her twenties to advance in her career. Asha is currently single.
Asha McKenzie Education and Career
Growing up, Asha had big dreams. It led her to join Montclair State University where she studied Broadcasting. Her work ethic, molded from childhood, led her to seek internship opportunities to hone her skills for the jobs she would be doing in the future. Determined-Asha got an internship opportunity at WPVI-TV and MTV Networks where she learned about production, running social media pages, and writing scripts. After graduating, she got her first work experience at ABC as a desk assistant.
She was lucky to work under the mentorship of Michelle Charlesworth and Phil Lipof who taught her the ropes of the industry. Investing in learning from the experience people led her to accept an invitation to work at WENY-TV where she would be an anchor and General assignment reporter. She was one of the two minorities in the new room. But, it never intimidated her as she was passionate about progressing in her career.
At WENY, Asha did live reports, ran the organization’s social media, and served as the “One Man Band” General Assignment reporter. Her hard work was recognized when the won two first-place New York Associated Presence for General Excellence in Reporting and Best Interview. After two years, her breakthrough came when she got an opportunity to work at News 12.
Her time at News 12 has been full of interesting coverage. She broke the news when the .S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade case, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion, she also covered the story of the victims of the Uvalde Shootings and the subway shooting in St Sunset Park in Brooklyn.
Asha McKenzie Success, Salary, and Height
Besides working, Asha participates in community work. She is an adjunct Professor in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. She also loves spending time with her family and close friends. Her siblings may be living in other areas but they have tight bonds as a result of their mother’s moral lessons. Working as a journalist has also provided Asha with a decent lifestyle. She earns approximately $80,000 as a salary. Asha’s physical attributes complement her exceptional journalism skills, making her perfect for anchoring. She is dark, classy, and has a height of 5 feet and 6 inches.