Emmy-winning news anchor Micah Materre, who has made her mark in the broadcasting world since she began working at Chicago’s WGN-TV back in 1998, recently underwent surgery to repair a small hernia. She is currently undergoing a physical therapy regimen to recover and is expected to return to the studios in the coming weeks.
Born and raised in Chicago, Micah’s professional career has taken her to the forefront of local and national news. She started her career in 1983 at Chicago’s NPR affiliate, WBEZ radio, where she produced and reported for four years before moving on to teach radio production at Columbia College.
Currently, she is the main anchor for WGN’s Evening News at Five and Six and News at Nine and Ten. She also reports and co-produces the “Chicago’s Very Own” bi-weekly segment for WGN News and is the host of WGN’s public affairs program, “People to People.”
In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf, reading, traveling and spending time with family. She is a proud mother and devoted wife to her husband, Louis Materre Jr. She is survived by her husband, two sons and daughter; and her brother, Oscar.
Her career has seen her receive a number of accolades and awards, including a 2014 Chicago/Midwest Emmy as well as being recognized as a diversity trailblazer by Barnes and Thornburg LLP. She has also been featured in many publications, including Glamour, Ebony, Today’s Chicago Woman, Michigan Avenue Magazine and RedEye. Moreover, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Links, Incorporated civic organization.