Mike Watkiss- Biography
Mike Watkiss is a well-known journalist who directed and produced the Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning documentary “Colorado City and the Underground Railroad.” He is one of the most colorful characters in the Phoenix news business.
What is the Net Worth of Mike Watkiss? Salary, Earnings
Watkiss has amassed a sizable fortune as a result of his hard work and dedication. His main source of income is journalism, but he also works as an actor and author. Mike’s net worth is estimated to be $8.5 million. His social media posts and photographs make it quite evident that he lives an affluent and lavish lifestyle.
Mike Watkiss- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education
Mike Watkiss was born on October 26, 1957, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. David. K. Watkiss, a famous Utah trial attorney with ties to a democratic political party, and Dorthy Watkiss, a homemaker, are his parents. He is the third child of his parents. Mike was the only one of his siblings who did not follow in his father’s footsteps.
Watkiss had always excelled in school. He finished his education in his hometown. He then graduated from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology in 1980 and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1984.
Mike Watkiss- Relationship, Married Life
Mike has been married to his lovely wife Darl Chryst for 32 years. Darl is a professional singer, actress, and model best known for her roles in The Survivalist (1987), Closets (2010), and Autopsy: A Love Story (2012). (2002). They have a lovely married life, and their love appears to be growing with them. However, no information regarding their children is available.
Mike Watkiss- Professional Career
Watkiss went on to have an eight-year run on the syndicated TV show “A Current Affair” after finishing his master’s degree. During his “A Current Affair” tenure, Watkiss covered topics such as the Los Angeles riots, the Oklahoma City bombing, the assassination of “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez, and the Tonya Harding scandal.
He has reported for 3TV on key events such as 9/11, Princess Diana’s death, and the Timothy McVeigh trial. Before joining 3TV, Watkiss was doing a freelance segment for the TV show “Hard Copy,” which ended with him getting punched on camera.
His film credits include The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993), Blood Guardian (2009), and Phoenix Incident (2015). Watkiss has also worked as an investigative reporter for KTVK Channel 3 for over 20 years.
He has announced his retirement from Channels 3 (KTVK) and 5. (KPHO). When questioned about his plans after retirement, he says he wants to finish the book (he’s written 200 pages) and perform. He has no desire to work in another television market and will remain in Phoenix.
Social Media Details
Watkiss appears to be a frequent social media user with a sizable following. His Twitter handle is @mikewatkiss3Tv, and he has roughly 6k followers on Twitter and 7k followers on Facebook. His writings are mostly on his work and other miscellaneous topics.