Rhonda Walker & Husband Got Divorce & No One Knew | A Bio

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Rhonda Walker & Husband Got Divorce & No One Knew | A Bio

Quick Fact Check

  • Date of Birth 1968-11-21
  • Age 50 Years 9 Month(s)
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Journalist
  • Religion Christianity
  • Ethnicity/Race African-American
  • Father Dr. Ron Gillum Sr.
  • Mother Harriette Gillum
  • Brother/s Ron
  • Sister/s Robin
  • Children/Kids Not Yet
  • Relationship Status Engaged
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Boyfriend Jason
  • Ex-Husband Derrick Walker
  • Dating/Affair Jason
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • College Michigan State University
  • Height/ How Tall? 5'11"
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Black
  • Eye Color Black
  • Lesbian No

Starting her day at 2:00 am to co-anchor the morning news, Rhonda Walker defines professionalism!

With her incredible energy, enthusiasm, and impeccable style, Rhonda has left no room to symbolize longevity in a career as she has held the position of the weekday morning newscast at WDIV-Local 4 News since 2003.

The recipient of the 2018's Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award, Rhonda remains to be properly compensated for her enormous longevity and high-quality work in the industry. However, her attention is fractioned by her family life too; she has found love again after her quiet divorce with her former husband. 

A really secretive natured Rhonda still remains a  family woman with all her attention focused towards her family outside of work!

Bio Reveals Family Details, Age and Salary

Rhonda, at 49 years of age, celebrates her birthday on 21st November each year. Born in Detroit to parents Dr. Ron Gillum Sr. and Harriette Gillum, who were married on 21 December 1963, the Lansing raised journalist holds a degree in communications from Michigan State University.

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Despite being ever so busy in her professional endeavors, Rhonda has always managed to separate some time for her family.

Her love towards parents is reflected on her social media posts where she is found singing praises of the couple who she identifies as 'relationship goals' after a marriage that has lasted for over five decades.

With a great love for her big brother Ron and little sister Robin, it would be safe to assume that Rhonda is a family girl sharing a great affection for her parents and siblings.

Rhonda Walker with siblings Ron and Robin on 11 April 2014. (Photo: Rhonda Walker TV's Instagram)

In her long and illustrious career, Rhonda has put in a significant amount of time and effort to her craft, for which she is properly rewarded. While the average News Anchor salary in Detroit amounts to around $67,000 annually, Rhonda bags in a whopping $300,000 for her services at WDIV.

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Rhonda, with her huge earnings and an unprecedented love and desire for her community, has also founded the Rhonda Walker Foundation with a motive to empower inner-city teen girls.

A philanthropist in her own way, she thus makes more than 100 appearances throughout the year in support of charitable efforts establishing herself as a loyal resident of the Detroit Community. She also has an award in her cabinet to show for her charitable works after receiving the 2018 Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award.

Getting Married Again After Divorce With First Husband?

Extremely private about her personal life, Rhonda has managed to keep all her relationship status low key.

The journalist is actually secretive to such an extent, whereby not even a single media source had any information about her divorce with former husband and American football player Derrick Walker. Later, Rhonda herself revealed the information regarding the divorce at women's luncheon in October 2012.

Despite a failed first marriage with Derrick, Rhonda seemingly still believes in love. It is evident from the journalist’s social media accounts that she has found love again, and she isn't afraid to flaunt him whatsoever.

The journalist, who was pointed out to be in a relationship with businessman Robert Shumake back in 2010, is currently said to be involved with Jason Drumheller.

After being spotted together on several occasions, Rhonda ended speculations regarding her relationship status after she announced her love for her new man on the occasion of 2018 Valentines Day with an Instagram post that read,

"With My❤️ Always an amazing dining experience at @CafeCortina excellent food, wine, service, and atmosphere #ValentinesDay dinner."

The duo took their relationship to the next level as they recently announced their engagement. Jason got the best birthday gift possible after he proposed to Rhonda on his birthday on 26 September 2018.

Rhonda Walker engaged to fiance Jason. (Photo: Rhonda Walker TV's Instagram)

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The engaged duo is not fearful of displaying their love in the social media and is found posting a wide range of pictures together on Instagram, from attending a colleague's wedding reception to going on a basketball game.

Hence, whilst the anchor remains to achieve excellence in her professional career, it seems she has finally found her eminence in her personal life as well.