Jennifer Kraus News Channel 5, Bio, Age, Height, Husband, & Net Worth

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Jennifer Kraus Biography and Wiki

Jennifer Kraus is an American anchor and investigative reporter currently working as a Consumer investigator and weekend morning anchor at NewsChannel 5, Nashville. Prior to coming to NewsChannel 5, Jennifer served at WSFA-TV in Montgomery, Alabama, WSIL-TV in Carterville, Illinois, KGET-TV in Bakersfield, California, and at KHJ/KCAL-TV and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer Kraus Age

Kraus was born on April 1, 1967, in Brentwood, Tennessee, United States. She is 56 years old as of 2023. Kraus celebrates her birthday on April 1st every year.

Jennifer Kraus Education

Kraus graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she studied international relations, political science, and Japanese.

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Jennifer Kraus Height

Kraus stands at an approximated height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m). Information regarding her other body measurements is currently under research.

Jennifer Kraus Family

Kraus has kept her personal life away from the limelight. However, information regarding her parents, including her mother, father, and siblings is not yet known to the public. We will update her details once confirmed in the limelight.

Jennifer Kraus Husband

Kraus was married to Barry Martin Thomas, a satellite technician in a television station in Nashville. The couple divorced on April 2, 2012, due to irreconcilable differences. They had four children together.

Jennifer Kraus NewsChannel 5

Kraus is currently working at NewsChannel 5’s Weekend Morning Anchor and is a member of NewsChannel 5’s award-winning Investigative Team.

Her stories get results. As the station’s consumer investigative reporter, Jennifer exposed unscrupulous business practices at Bill Heard Chevrolet and soon after, the company closed its Nashville dealership. After she exposed neglect at the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home, the U.S. Department of Justice ordered the state to immediately improve conditions at the nursing home. When Jennifer demonstrated the alarming failure rate of a popular type of smoke detector, the Metro Nashville Fire Department announced changes to its detector giveaway program.

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After her investigation of the Veterans Support Organization, the state fined the VSO $20,000 and ordered the VSO to change the way it raises money. After Jennifer’s investigation showing the dangers of novelty lighters, state lawmakers voted to ban them in Tennessee. And, her popular undercover investigations exposing the abuse of handicapped parking permits prompted lawmakers to toughen up the requirements to get these special placards.

Jennifer’s work as an investigative reporter at NewsChannel 5 began after she caught the top managers at the regional warehouse and headquarters of Feed the Children stealing from the charity. The Oklahoma City-based organization then fired the entire front office staff and the Nashville District Attorney filed charges against the executive director.

Jennifer came to NewsChannel 5 in 1994 as a general assignment reporter. Some of the highlights include traveling with troops from Fort Campbell to Nicaragua and El Salvador after Hurricane Mitch; getting the first interview with convicted serial killer Paul Dennis Reid from his jail cell right after his arrest; and conducting one of the last interviews with James Earl Ray, an assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in prison just before he died.

Jennifer Kraus Awards

Her work has won regional Emmy Awards for Investigative Reporting and Business & Consumer Reporting, Tennessee Associated Press Awards for Consumer Reporting. She also received two National Headliner Awards for Consumer Reporting, two National Press Club Awards for Consumer Reporting, a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigating Reporting. Additionally, she has been honored twice by the national American Legion with its Fourth Estate Award.

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When the historic flooding in middle Tennessee in May 2010, Jennifer worked on the set co-anchoring NewsChannel 5’s live coverage for more than ten hours straight.

Jennifer Kraus Salary

Kraus receives an annual salary ranging from $ 43,668 to $ 150,443. However, details about the exact amount of salary she earns are currently not available.

Jennifer Kraus Net Worth

Jennifer has an estimated net worth of between $ 1 million and $ 5 million. However, she is a consumer investigator and weekend morning anchor who surely earns a good amount of money.