Gene Birk Biography
Gene Birk is a media personality serving as a News Anchor and Managing Editor at WBKO-TV. He anchors news at 5, 6 & 10. He first came to WBKO-TV as a Sports Director in 1986. In 1993, he left and then returned in 1994 as the Primary News Anchor.
Gene Birk Age
He was born on September 7th. However, his age is unknown.
Gene Birk Height
He is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Gene Birk Nationality
Birk is American by nationality.
Gene Birk Education
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-TV from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1972.
Gene Birk Family
There is no information about his parents and siblings. Therefore, it is not known whether he has siblings or not.
Gene Birk Wife
Gene is married to Sandy Birk and together they have a daughter, Abigail. They also have three dogs: Wrigley, Whiskey, and Javy.
He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky with his family.
Gene Birk WBKO-TV
Birk is a News Anchor and Managing Editor at WBKO-TV. He first came to WBKO-TV as a Sports Director in 1986. In 1993, he left and then returned in 1994 as the Primary News Anchor.
After college, he worked in radio in Beloit, Wisconsin, and Crystal Lake, Illinois. He also worked in television in Dubuque, Iowa; Mobile, Alabama; Amarillo, Texas, and Bowling Green, KY.
Birk was a Theater Minor in college and appeared in Close Encounters of the Third Kind which was filmed in Mobile when he worked there. He has also appeared in several area amateur theater productions, including The Lion in Winter, The Rainmaker, 1776, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Pirates of Penzance.
Apart from his journalism career, Birk has served on and been past chairman of the Advisory Council of the Foster Grandparent Program. He has also volunteered, supported, or served on numerous other boards in the community, including Special Olympics, the American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Diabetes Association, the Capitol Arts Alliance, and Court Appointed Special Advocate. In addition, he has served on and been past president of the board of the Kentucky Associated Press.
Birk enjoys playing golf, going horseback riding, acting, and singing. In 2019, he won Kentucky Associated Press Best News Anchor.
Gene Birk Salary
He earns an estimated salary ranging between $40,000 to $110,500 per year.
Gene Birk Net Worth
His net worth ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
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