Ron Bird Biography
Ron Bird is an American journalist who has been a co-anchor of 2News This Morning and 2News At Noon on KUTV 2News since August 1989.
How old is Ron Bird?- Age
Bird was born in Kimberly, Idaho, United States. However, he is well-known for keeping his personal information private. As a result, his actual birthday remains uncertain.
Ron Bird Education
Bird earned a broadcast journalism degree from Brigham Young University (BYU).
Ron Bird Height
Ron the talented journalist stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches ( 1.7 m ).
Ron Bird Wife – Married
Bird is happily married to his wife Jannae. The two are proud parents to three adorable children Jaron, Brock, and Abbie. The family lives in Sandy.
Ron Bird KUTV 2News – Career
Since joining KUTV 2News in August 1989, Ron Bird has been a long-time anchor and reporter on the morning and noon shows. Ron began his broadcasting career in 1981 as an anchor/reporter for KBCI in Boise, Idaho, and before joining the 2News team, he worked for the CBS affiliate in Fargo, North Dakota. Bird has co-anchored 2News This Morning and 2News At Noon for 33 years. “I’m the happiest guy on the planet to be able to work at KUTV and live my dream,” he adds. Ron grew up in Kimberly, Idaho, a small town in southern Idaho. “I knew I wanted to be a news reporter as a first-grader and was laser-focused on that objective,” he recalls. After working at an FM radio station as a kid and graduating from BYU with a communications degree, Ron began his TV news career in Boise, Idaho, and then briefly in Fargo, North Dakota, before landing his dream job on the morning program at KUTV.
During his career at KUTV, Ron has covered many of the major stories that have influenced Utah. When a tornado hit downtown Salt Lake City, he and long-time co-anchor Mary Nickles were on the air. On September 11, 2001, Ron and Mary launched KUTV’s all-day local coverage. Then, in March 2020, while Ron and Mary were on the air, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook Salt Lake City. They transitioned to constant emergency coverage, for which they were nominated for an Emmy. “Being on the cutting edge of history and sharing it with our adoring followers is fantastic,” Ron says. “We take this honor and duty very seriously.”
Ron is drawn not only to epic stories but also to ordinary people’s stories. His “Ron on the Run” feature is an impromptu profile of people and events that don’t get a lot of press but have a big impact. Ron has written on cops and crime, elections, and in-depth profiles of Utah’s modern pioneers. “One of my highlights was riding in an F-16 with the Air Force Thunderbirds. Aside from journalism, Ron enjoys working out at the gym, playing guitar, doing house and yard chores, and is now trying out pickleball as a new activity. Ron responds with a chuckle, “We’ll see how that goes.”
Ron Bird Salary
Ron earns an estimated salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500 per year.
Ron Bird Net Worth
Bird has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million.