Jericka Duncan

Jericka Duncan

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Jericka Duncan is a national television news correspondent for CBS News, located in New York City. Jericka Duncan rose to fame in 2018 after appearing with texts which were sent to her by Jeff Fager where she came out with the sexual accusations for him.

Early Life

Jericka Duncan’s birthdate is 12th August 1983, and her birthplace is New York, USA. Age of Jericka Duncan is thirty-seven old as of now. Similarly, Jericka Duncan is an American citizen and is of Afro-American ethnicity. The former news reporter also has been following the Christian religion as she was born in a Christian family.

Sadly, there is no more information about Jericka’s family. Regarding Jericka Duncan’s educational background, she first went to a high school located in New York. Later, the news reporter went to The Ohio University from where she completed her studies receiving a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Science in Communications.

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Caption: Jericka Duncan with her mother when she was a kid (Source: Instagram)

Career and Professional Life

In May 2005, Duncan completed her studies and went on to become a television reporter for the NBC associated TV station WETM-TV, located in Elmira, New York. Then, Jericka Duncan started reporting for the CBS-associated TV station WIVB-TV which is located in Buffalo, New York. In the year 2010, Duncan went to a CBS O&O station; KYW-TV, situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After then, the news reporter turned out to be a national communicator for CBS News in the year 2013. All over her professional career, the news reporter has reported at the time of unforgettable occasions.

This includes the winter weather conditions in Boston or the seventh anniversary of D-Day in the year 2014. Duncan has reported on events such as the 1st anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and the Washington Navy Yard shooting. In the year 2007, the New York State Broadcasters Association Award honored Jericka with the “Best Spot News Coverage” award. The news reporter also was the winner of a resident “Best Morning Show” Emmy award after reporting on winter storms in 2008.

In the years 2011 and 2012, the news reporter enclosed the Philadelphia basement kidnapping, or the “Basement of Horror” situation. She reported on the detention of 4 grownups and the stealing of their social safety checks by their detainer. This took her to get a 1st spot award from the Associated Press and being present in the nomination list for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. In the year 2012, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists approved her as the “Broadcast Journalist of the Year”.

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Caption: Jericka Duncan in the studio (Source: Instagram)

Net Worth

The former news reporter has been earning a great amount of money from her professional career. Jericka Duncan has a net worth of around $5 million. To this day, the net worth and salary of Jericka have surely increased. However, there is no information about Jericka Duncan’s salary, present net worth, and assets. But it is for sure that Jericka Duncan has been doing great in her professional career and is living a great life without having to face any financial crisis.

Relationship Status

Coming to the former news reporter’s love life, there is no much information about the following topic. Jericka is an unmarried woman who as of now is focusing more on her career rather than on planning for her family. However, it is for sure that Jericka Duncan once assumed to have a boyfriend. According to some sources, Jericka’s boyfriend is a reporter who serves at WABC New York. The name of Jericka Duncan is Dray Clark. Other than this, there are no further details regarding Duncan’s present as well as her past relationships.

Controversy

In the year 2018, Jeff Fager was dismissed from the position of executive producer of “60 Minutes” after his text messages were out where he was threatening Duncan. It was in September 2018 when Jericka revealed all these text messages. Due to the same thing, Fager was blamed for sexual harassment from numerous females who have worked for him. While Jericka was reporting on the same situation, Fager threatened her saying,

“If you repeat these false accusations without any of your own reporting to back them up you will be responsible for hurting me. Be careful. There are people who lost their jobs trying to harm me and if you pass on these damaging claims without your own reporting to back them up that will become a serious problem.” After these text messages were out, Jericka was admired by the “National Association of Black Journalists” for casing a part of the Me Too movement.

Fager however was not agreeing on the real accusations and also disclosed guiding the violent messages to Jericka. Once the news reporter reported Fager’s answer to her, it unlocked discussions about the consequences of reporting for the #MeToo campaign. It took to the formation of the #reportingMeToo hashtag on Twitter. Moreover, the same situation brought out a discussion regarding females being more possible to be allocated sexual harassment occasions and reporting texts from the suspect.

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Additionally, as a reply to the situation, while Fager was out, Jericka got support from CBS colleagues, Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell, and John Dickerson. Duncan again gained positive views for standing out, revealing, and reading audibly those threatening messages from Fager. Soon after that, the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists declared Jericka Duncan in the position of a major presenter at one of their occasions, which is “Social Media and Reporting on Race”.

CBS Evening News’s Jeff Glor was in the middle of casing Hurricane Florence as he said to Jericka Duncan, “You have done great work. It’s difficult enough without dealing with this. That message was unacceptable. I think it’s important for you to know, for everyone to know back there, that I, we, the entire team at Evening News supports you 100 percent.”

Body Measurement and Social Media

Regarding the news reporter’s body measurements, Duncan has a good height of 5 feet 7 inches or else 170 cm or 1.7m. Jericka Duncan also has a suitable bodyweight of around 52 kg or 114 lbs. Likewise, Duncan’s breast size is 32 inches and her waist size is 26 inches. The former news reporter’s hip size is 35 inches and has been wearing a shoe size of 8 (US). Moreover, Jericka Duncan has a dark complexion with a pair of brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Talking about the news reporter’s she has been quite active on some of the social media platforms. Jericka Duncan has uses Instagram, Twitter, and also Facebook. On Instagram, Duncan has more than 7 thousand followers whereas she has 25.9 thousand followers on her Twitter account. As on Facebook, the news reporter does not seem to be very active there. She has less than two hundred friends added on there. However, the news reporter got popular after she stood up for various other females who are facing sexual harassment.