Tonya Francisco Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Children, Weight Loss, WGN, Salary and Net Worth

Tonya Francisco Biography

Tonya Francisco is an award-winning journalist working for WGN. She anchors Saturday Morning News and WGN Sunday Morning News. Francisco began her television career as a desk assistant at WLS-TV/Channel 7 in Chicago. 

Tonya Francisco Age

It is clear that Tonya was born and raised in Chicago. However, her actual date of birth remains unknown to the public for one reason or the other. Could it be she likes to keep her age private? By the look, she seems to be 40 years old as of 2023.

Tonya Francisco Family

Francisco has not disclosed her family members, parents, and siblings. Mostly because she does not necessarily find this information useful to the public. We will keep you posted should this information be available.

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Tonya Francisco Husband

It is obvious Francisco is married and is a mother of two, however, she has not disclosed the name of her husband. Francisco and her husband are blessed with two children, Alexis born in 2017, and  Baby Kennedy Joi. She is so proud of her kids and she says giving birth has not stopped her from going on with her job.

Tonya Francisco Weight Loss

Francisco had been very uncomfortable with her weight, she had grown too big and says she hated every photo she took and would not even post it on social media. However, on her last birthday, Tonya decided to join the Heat Challenge as she wanted something to motivate and drive her on. In that competition, she watched other people lose weight and that motivated her even more. She would work out 5-6 days a week and sometimes two times a day.

Tonya was able to lose 45 pounds just like that, what did she do differently? She cut down on wheat, and generally did meal prep, she did a lot of exercises, practiced intermittent fasting, and cut down on sugar. Her starting weight was 215 pounds which was the biggest she had ever been, her current weight is 77kg/170 pounds. Her goal weight was 175 lbs and she hopes to get to 165 lbs and remain right there, her height is 5’6.

Tonya Francisco  Career

Francisco went to Whitney Young Magnet High School and later joined the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a native of Chicago and an American citizen. Francisco worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as a reporter and associate producer. She then worked at WJRT-TV in Flint, Michigan for one year. Tonya is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Tonya began her television career as a desk assistant at WLS-TV/Channel 7 in Chicago. She later moved to WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she worked as a reporter and associate producer. One year later she went to work at WJRT-TV in Flint, Michigan. s she was working there, Tonya worked her way up from general assignment reporter to weekend anchor. Tonya worked at CLTV in December of 2002 and was soon after named morning anchor, prior to that she was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for WGN-TV. She then joined the WGN News team in 2012. Francisco is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Tonya Francisco Salary

Francisco earns a salary of $100, 000 annually.

Tonya Francisco Net Worth

Francisco’s estimated net worth is $2.1 million, accumulated from her successful job as an anchor.

Social Media Accounts

Francisco is active on social media and she posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. She has over 2000 followers on Instagram, about 1500 on Facebook, and around 2300 on Twitter.