Gina Gannon Biography
Gina Gannon is an American traffic anchor and reporter for 6ABC Action News. She has always been excited to report weather and traffic news in the Philadelphia area. Gina is popular for her role as an on-air guest Host for QVC, where she talked about WEN products and their impact on her life.
Gina Gannon Age
Gina celebrates her birthday in 31st July according to her Instagram post. While she keeps her age to herself as the exact date of birth of the star is still out of the media’s reach. As per some of the reliable source, she grew up in Philadelphia. She holds American nationality but her ethnicity is still under the cover. Judging her looks and experiences, Gina seems to be more than 30 years old.
Gina Gannon Height
The American anchor stands at a height of 1.71 m (5 feet and 7 inches).
Gina Gannon Family
Since Gina grew up as an only child, she shares a special bond with her parents and basically considers them her world. Similarly, her father is a two-tour retired Vietnam Veteran.
Gina Gannon Husband
Even though Gina has had a successful career, the same can not be said about her love life. Gina was dating a man named Matt in 2015, and speculating on Gina’s posts, they seemed to have a nice time together. Matt generally created lunch for Gina, and together they appreciated the moment. Although Gina mentioned Matt a few times in her posts, she did not reveal much about him.
Gina and Matt quickly broke up in 2016, however, and the reason for the break-up was not disclosed. Gina did not mention any man in her social media after that. So, it can be presumed she’s single right now.
For those wondering if she’s settled with a husband, Gina has made it clear that she’s not. She replied to a fan in one of her tweets in 2018 that she wasn’t married and didn’t have a boyfriend.
Gina Gannon Children
She has no children yet.
Gina Gannon Education
After completing high school education from Archbishop Ryan High School, it was very natural decision for Gina to attend a degree on Mass Communications and Journalism as it was her passion. She then attended Temple University and got awarded with Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.
Gina Gannon Career
Gina’s career roster includes working as the Wen by Chaz Dean brand educator on QVC, where she shares her knowledge of Wen products to QVC’s massive, national audience. This dream job opportunity was first percolating long before she ever appeared in front of the retail giant’s cameras. From the first moment she watched QVC, she knew she had the right skill set for the job. Five years later, Gina has become one of the most familiar faces of the brand, helping to spread Wen’s high-end products from coast to coast!
Currently, Gina can also be seen reporting traffic on WPVI 6ABC Action News, Philadelphia’s most watched news station. Throughout her time at 6ABC, she often hosts their ever-popular lifestyle show, “FYI Philly,” where she presents a food segment entitled “In the Kitchen with Alessi.” There, Gina opens viewers’ eyes to one-of-a-kind recipes, from family dinners to date nights. Like most of the Greater Philadelphia Region, Gina grew up watching 6ABC. This full-circle career opportunity allows her to represent the station she has admired as a young, aspiring TV personality.
Gina caught the TV bug early in life and started anchoring entertainment segments for her grade school’s news program. From then, she knew it was the only path she wished to pursue. When the time came for Gina to apply to college, Temple University was a clear choice, due to their exceptional Communications Program. Gina received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and proudly exudes her “Temple Made” mentality wherever she goes.
Gina Gannon Net Worth And Salary
Ginna may have gained $thousands from her career as a journalist. Although the precise numbers are unknown, it is disclosed that she earns an average of $60k per year. Thus, evaluating all her income streams, over the years, the net worth of Gina Gannon can be estimated at around $600,000-$700,000.
First Friday Interview: Gina Gannon
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself! Where did you grow up and go to school? What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
Gina Gannon: I’m a passionate Leo with a major zest for life. I’m an only child who grew up in Philadelphia. My parents are my world and we are really close. I attended Temple University and received my B.A in Communications. I knew that was the only choice for me because of my love of being in front of the camera. As for my hobbies, I am an avid gym goer. I go at least five times a week and I have recently started taking yoga classes which I am really enjoying. I also LOVE to EAT and going out to eat is one of my favorite pastimes, so it’s a good thing I work out all the time. I am also obsessed with my two Yorkies, Mia and Coco.
Q: How did you get your start in television?
Gina Gannon: I always knew that a job in TV was for me. When I was young, I used to rush home from school to watch Oprah and I was just so fascinated by television. Knowing I would go to college to major in Communications, going to Temple was a no-brainer because of their excellent communications program. During senior year of college, I interned locally at NBC 10 on the 10! Show. It was a lifestyle/entertainment show and I loved working on all aspects of it, but all I wanted was to be in front of the camera. Inspired by my time interning at NBC, I decided I wanted to be a traffic reporter for the station, so I went through the audition process and worked hard to learn the skills that pertained to that job. After lots of hard work, I landed my first TV job: a weekend shore traffic reporter. The seed was planted and I knew I found my calling to work on air in television. I am lucky that I have worked on television since!
Q: What was the first highlight of your on-air career? What has been your greatest professional accomplishment thus far?
Gina Gannon: Once I was doing shore traffic and freaking out about the fact that I was actually on air, my first major highlight was probably when I got asked to work a prime-time slot from 4 to 6 p.m. on NBC 10 and I heard them say, “Now over to Gina Gannon at the NBC 10 Traffic Pulse center.” It was pretty magical, and thankfully all the words that came out of my mouth made sense. It was an out-of-body experience.
As far as my greatest professional accomplishment, that would definitely be getting a job working on QVC. It was always such a huge goal of mine because I always felt my skills and interests were perfect for home shopping. I could never have dreamt that I would not only work on QVC, but that I would also sell the biggest and greatest hair brand, WEN on QVC. I feel blessed that my skill sets and TV experience were up to par for the job.
Q: Prior to your position at QVC, you were the traffic anchor, producer, and voice-over talent for Tango/Geo Traffic. Can you tell us about the daily work involved?
Gina Gannon: I loved working for Tango Traffic! It was such a great place and really helped me to hone in on my skills and get my feet wet. When Tango was on television we reported traffic on all the major roadways in the tri-state area, finding the information from traffic cameras, websites and source data. Being on air, we reported on what we saw! We looked at cameras to see where the delays started and ended for all the major roadways. When I produced and voiced my own show on Sundays, while finding the most up-to-date information, I would change the cameras and use the control board to make sure the right lower thirds matched the camera shots, all while voicing the current traffic condition. It was great to be able to multitask and do all of that in one show.
When Tango became Geotraffic, we started reporting traffic on mobile apps and online. I would report traffic for LA, San Francisco and San Diego, while working in a tiny sound booth in Newtown Square, PA. It was a major learning experience to become accustomed to west coast traffic patterns and lay of the land while being in Pennsylvania. We would look at a map and do live voice-over traffic reports for every single major roadway in all three markets. Now I feel like I can go anywhere in the west coast and get around.
Q: Everyone wants to know, how is it working with the fabulous Chaz Dean?
Gina Gannon: I feel truly blessed to have Chaz Dean as a boss. He is the kindest and funniest boss I’ve ever had. He’s extremely good-hearted, generous and so much FUN! We cannot stop laughing when the team is together. He has such a passion for hair and he brings his passion to creating his amazing WEN products. Chaz is also one of the smartest people I know. He is always educating people about WEN and how to be kind and gentle to their hair. He is so inspiring because he saw a problem with shampoo, and decided to go against the grain and figure out a different way to clean hair. I am so proud to sell his products and work for him — and my hair is the best it’s ever been, thanks to Chaz Dean!
Q: Give us the deets on your newest interview series, Philly’s Phinest.
Gina Gannon: So Phillly’s Phinest is a really fun project for me. I wanted to have a series where I was able to incorporate my two favorite things: sitting down to interview awesome Philly people and eat with them during the interview. There’s nothing I love more than a great convo and awesome food (c’mon, who doesn’t love that!).
Being born and raised in Philly, I truly love our city and all it has to offer. We have hard-working people and ridiculously delicious food. There’s really nothing like this series out there, and I’m hoping it takes off and that a local network wants to pick it up or even be a sponsor (hint, hint). People are very comfortable being interviewed when it’s in a relaxed atmosphere and food is involved. The eating element breaks down a barrier and you feel more at ease with the interview process. If there is someone you think should be on Philly’s Phinest, email me! I would love to know about them.
Q: What are some of your favorite charities and nonprofits to support, both in and outside of Philly?
Gina Gannon: I always try and lend my time to great organizations. I am a part of the MS Society’s Preakness at the Piazza, which raises money for those living with MS.
My dad is a two-tour Vietnam Veteran, so I always try to give my time to veterans groups. I also love animals, and last year I got to be part of the “Say no to dog meat” charity, which raises money and awareness of the dog meat trade in China while rehabilitating these dogs to be service dogs to veterans struggling with PTSD (which my dad suffers from).
I was recently involved with Wings for Success, which is a charity that helps women who are getting back in the workplace. Wings gives them professional clothing to feel their best and boost their confidence. I loved being the emcee for the Wings for Success Spring Fashion. Women helping other women is a powerful thing.
Q: What is your favorite event to attend in Philadelphia each year?
Gina Gannon: I love working the red carpet for the MS Society’s Preakness at the Piazza. I try and be there every year to help out because it’s such a fun night. This event is one of a kind. It’s an amazing experience to hang out in the Piazza and break out your derby attire for a night. Anytime I can wear a nice dress and a fancy hat, sign me up! Come join us on May 21st and get your tickets before they sell out.
I also love East Passyunk’s Flavors of the Avenue. Being a foodie, I love trying all the different cuisines and restaurants under one tent. It’s too good to pass up!