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Laura Hettiger Biography

Hailing from Illinois, Laura Hettiger is an American award-winning journalist and news anchor currently working at KMOV Channel 4.  She is the news anchor for the mid-morning lifestyle program, News 4 Great Day. Laura joined the news team in July 2012.

Hettiger previously worked as a multimedia journalist at the NBC affiliate WCBD-TV 2 in Charleston, South Carolina. The news anchor is the recipient of an Emmy Award for General Assignment Reporting for her coverage in Ferguson after the murder of Michael Brown Jr.

Laura Hettiger Education

The news anchor went to the University of Illinois where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in News-Editorial Journalism. Laura holds a Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. The news anchor was a Kappa Alpha Theta sorority member in addition to being a cheerleader for the Fighting Illini.

Laura Hettiger Age

The news anchor is 36 years old as of 2023. Hettiger was born on June 3, 1987, in Flora, Illinois, United States.

Laura Hettiger Height

Hettiger is a woman of average height. She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters). Her estimated weight is 60 Kg. These are just estimations of Laura’s body measurements and the actual details will be updated.

Laura Hettiger Family

Hettiger was born in Flora, Illinois, United States where she also grew up. Her father is Frank Hettiger an Optometrist and the owner of Hettiger Eye Care Center. Her mother is Jennifer Hettiger. Jennifer worked at Flora Unit 35 School District. The news anchor was raised alongside her three siblings.  Her sister’s name is Jessica Hettiger Reeder and is happily married with two kids.

Laura Hettiger Husband

Just like her successful job, Hettiger is also in a happy successful marriage with her husband Mark Allen Gdowski. The married couple tied the knot on December 31, 2021, after their engagement in July 2019. Their honeymoon was months after their wedding because that’s when they got time. They vacationed in France. Laura and her husband have two kids together; Henry Allen was born in December 2011 and Leo Allen was born in December 2022.

Laura’s husband Mark is originally from Fremont, Nebraska. He is a cardiologist and currently working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Mark holds a Master’s degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. He later joined Washington University School of Medicine where he completed his cardiology fellowship and advanced clinical fellowships in interventional cardiology and structural heart disease.

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Hettiger is currently working at KMOV Channel 4.  She is the news anchor for the mid-morning lifestyle program, News 4 Great Day. Laura joined the news team in July 2012. Hettiger previously worked as a multimedia journalist at the NBC affiliate WCBD-TV 2 in Charleston, South Carolina. She served in that position from April 2011 – July 2012.

Laura has also previously co-owned a company called Cheer Unlimited in Illinois. She was also the choreographer of the company. Before her journalism career, she worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has also interned at WICD TV.

The news anchor is involved in other various things. Laura is a member of the Advisory Board for the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. She is also involved with a number of organizations like The Little Bit Foundation and her own foundation Laura’s Run 4 Kids. The foundation, which is an annual 5K and family fun run in downtown St. Louis was launched in August 2018.

Laura Hettiger Salary And Net Worth

According to various sources, Laura is one of the top news anchors at KMOV earning an estimated annual salary in the range of $100, 000 – $130, 000. In addition, Laura’s net worth is estimated to be in the range of $1 million – $5 million.

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