Heather Catallo Age, Family, Husband, Salary, Net Worth, WXYZ Career

Who is Heather Catallo? – Biography

Heather Catallo is a multi-award-winning investigative journalist whose work has changed laws, imprisoned criminals, prompted FBI investigations, resulted in significant government reforms, and held public officials accountable.


How old is Heather Catallo? – Age

She is 46 years old as of on April 11 2021. She was born in 1975, in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States.

Heather Catallo Education

Heather received her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in New York. She earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Heather Catallo Husband

Heather has never admitted to being married or dating anyone in order to keep her relationship safe and private. Heather’s daughter Addison enjoys swimming and has competed in several school competitions.

What happened Heather Catallo? – Career

Heather’s investigation into Southeast Michigan’s probate courts resulted in the passage of Public Acts 13-14 of 2018. Her work resulted in the resignation and dismissal of three public officials, as well as a change in the way Public Administrators handle probate estates after someone dies. Her investigation into probate court guardianships and conservatorship cases sparked a First Amendment battle with a local judge and lawyers, which WXYZ eventually won in the Court of Appeals.

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Heather Catallo Photo

Heather is also well-known for her extensive coverage of the historic Kilpatrick Corruption Trial. Her investigation into Wayne County government resulted in the resignations, firings, suspensions, and indictment of former County Executive Robert Ficano’s appointees. Heather’s efforts resulted in an extensive FBI investigation into allegations of corruption in that administration.

Her investigations have called into question the state’s foster care system and exposed flaws in the way some children are removed from their parents, forcing one court to change its child removal hearing policies. Her stories have prompted significant change in the Wayne County bail bond system, resulting in the arrest and conviction of wanted felons. Heather enjoys bringing big stories to Channel 7’s viewers, whether it’s traveling to Washington, DC to demand answers for homeowners facing foreclosure or breaking the news that Detroit’s former mayor has been indicted on racketeering charges.

She has received several of journalism’s highest honors. Heather received the DuPont-Columbia Award, which is considered the most prestigious award in broadcast journalism. The Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE) recognized her work on the Wayne County investigation as among the best in the country. Heather has 14 EMMY nominations, including Best Reporter and Best Investigative Reporter.

Heather’s probate investigation earned her a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Heather was named the 2013 Reporter of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. In addition, she was named Reporter of the Year in 2010, 2009, and 2007. Heather’s reporting has also earned her several Associated Press Awards. Heather has also received several First Place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for Investigative Reporting and Open Government Reporting.

Heather Catallo Salary

She earns an annual salary of $100 thousand.

Heather Catallo Net Worth

Heather has an estimated net worth of $2 million.