Robbie Timmons Biography
Robbie Timmons is a Detroit-based television news anchor and reporter for WJBK-TV and WXYZ-TV. She made history in March 1973 when she became the first female news anchor in American history to anchor the 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. broadcasts at WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan.
How old is Robbie Timmons? – Age
She was born in the United States of America, in Columbus, Ohio. It is unknown when he was born.
Where did Timmons go to school? – Education
Timmons studied Business Administration at Ohio State University. Her love for television journalism and reporting was undeniable. She developed and produced commercials for television. She interviewed for a job as a TV news reporter/anchor at WILX-TV in Lansing in 1972. She went on television as a reporter two weeks later.
Robbie Timmons – Family
She has kept his family private, therefore there is no information concerning his parents and siblings.
Robbie Timmons Husband and Children
Jim Brandstatter is her husband. While working at WILX-TV, the couple met and married in 1980. Her children are under review.
What is Timmons’s Salary?
She receives an annual estimated salary of $5 Million.
Timmons Net Worth
Her net worth is predicted to be $17 million.
Robbie Timmons Career
After four years at WILX-TV in Lansing, she was offered a job as a reporter and anchor at WJBK-TV (CBS) in Detroit. She spent six years there. In 1982, Timmons accepted a news anchor position with WXYZ-TV, an ABC affiliate in Detroit, and went on to win numerous prizes, including Emmys and the distinction of one of Michigan’s most powerful women. Robbie Timmons departed the company in October 2010 to work for CANTER, a non-profit Thoroughbred retraining program.
Her passion for news and reporting on television was evident. Television commercials were created and produced by her. In 1972, she went to WILX-TV in Lansing for an interview as a TV news reporter/anchor. Two weeks later, she was on TV as a reporter.
In 1976, Timmons was dispatched to Washington, D.C., to cover President Gerald Ford’s White House address to television news directors. Timmons was experienced to setting up and running video cameras, and she planned to interview the president after filming his speech.
“Go Blue,” she yelled as he approached, seizing the opportunity to gain Ford’s attention. President Ford was a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan, where he had played football. The president, who grinned, granted Timmons an exclusive interview. The TV news director for the CBS affiliate in Detroit saw Robbie get the exclusive interview and was so impressed that he set up an interview with Timmons. She began anchoring WJBK-11:00 TV’s p.m. news just three weeks later.
While Timmons’ career as a news anchor in Detroit took off, Jim Brandstatter started working in the Sports Department of WDIV-TV in Detroit. They married in 1980. Timmons has six Emmys to his credit for reporting and anchoring, as well as two Silver Circle awards, and was elected into the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2013.
In 1998, Timmons began volunteering with CANTER, a non-profit all-volunteer organization that retrains non-competitive thoroughbred racehorses for new careers as trail horses or sport horses. She started volunteering full-time as Treasurer after retiring from television in 2010 and is now the Executive Director of CANTER.