Michele Gillen ( Reporter ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Cause of Death and Biography

Michele Gillen, a former South Florida television investigative reporter know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Cause of Death and Biography

Who was Michele Gillen ?

Michele Gillen, a former South Florida television investigative reporter, has died. She was 66.Longtime friend and producer Marcia Izaguirre confirmed Gillen’s death from natural causes during a Facebook post Friday.”For all those that knew her, she was a relentless warrior who fought indefatigably for the vulnerable,” Izaguirre wrote. “In every story she delved into, she aimed to get the reality and spur change to enhance the standard of lifetime of her community.”

Gillen won 39 local Emmys over several decades. But in 2018, she filed an age- and gender-discrimination suit against CBS and its television station group, accusing them of fostering a misogynistic, “good ole boy’s club culture” in its station in Miami, where she was subjected to humiliating and degrading treatment and retaliated against for filing complaints.

Early Life and Family

Gillen graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 1977 and took employment at a television station in Bangor, Maine, a brief time later. She moved to Miami in 1980 to figure for WPLG-ABC10, where Izaguirre said Gillen’s work on housing facilities for the elderly led to national legislation against elder abuse.

Personal Life

On Social Media there is no any information about Gillen personal life , Family, Husband and children she keep her personal life prrivate.As per her work career she has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $2 million.

Professional Career

In 1988, She visited NBC for the national news show named “Dateline” as a correspondent. Afterward, She shifted to NBC’s Miami affiliate, WTVJ within the year 1993 for a scandal over a staged crash test on General Motor Trucks.

Dateline’ Scandal : After Miami TV, Gillen landed at NBC News as a correspondent, producing reports for “Nightly News” and “Dateline.” Her four-month investigation on substandard mammography equipment led to new legislation on national standards for mammography.

In November 1992, she was the reporter at the middle of the infamous “Dateline” truck scandal, a story about vehicle impact safety that involved the exploding of General Motors pickups. Gillen was said to possess protested rigging the truck to explode for the piece. The segment’s executive producer, senior producer and segment producer were forced to resign and Gillen was demoted.

WTVJ : After NBC, Gillen came back to South Florida as an anchor at NBC-owned WTVJ (which is now Ch. 6 but was then Ch 4). In 1994, she resigned when her on-air duties were reportedly reduced. Her anchor slots shifted to colleague Jennifer Valoppi, a replacement anchor at the station at the time.

WFOR : After working as a reporter at KCBS in l. a. for 2 years, Gillen was back in South Florida as a reporter for WFOR in 1997. She was also the anchor of “Focus on South Florida,” the station’s public affairs program.“People often inquire from me if I’m a reporter or an anchor. I always answer, ‘Both,’” she told the Sun Sentinel about her return.

During her time at WFOR, her investigative pieces like “The Forgotten Floor” about the conditions of unsound inmates in Miami Dade, won her 25 regional Emmy awards and 45 nominations. Gillen is now an independent producer and investigative reporter.