Who is Wendy Rieger?NBC 4 Her Husband, Career, Family, Networth, and death

Wendy Rieger, who co-anchored the popular 5 p.m. newscast on Washington’s NBC station WRC-TV (Channel 4) for more than 30 years, winning a loyal audience with her good-humored and well-crafted reports, died April 16 at a hospice facility in Montgomery County. She was 65.

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Who was Wendy Rieger?

Born on April 18, 1956, Wendy Rieger graduated from American University in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

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Prior to her marriage to WRC-TV news photographer Dan Buckley in 2021, Wendy was married to Sol Levine, a producer at CNN.

Before she was a professional journalist, Wendy worked as an actress.

She began her news career in the 1970s, reading for a radio station.

Throughout the 1980s, she worked at various stations and later joined CNN as a weekend reporter.

“You have to be yourself on the air, you can’t go in there and project some fake personality, some front and expect people to believe it,” Wendy once said of her anchoring career, per the Washington Post.

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“Eventually the real you comes through and it better be comfortable for you, since that’s what people see on the other side of the camera.”

How old is Wendy Rieger?

Wendy Rieger, longtime News4 anchor and reporter, died Saturday morning after a battle with Glioblastoma. Wendy was holding the hand of her husband, Dan, as she passed away. She was 65. For almost 35 years, Wendy had a way of lighting up the screen.

Is Wendy Rieger single?

Wendy Rieger Boyfriend

Since breaking up with her legal husband, Rieger has tried very much to keep his love life a mystery. She, however, unveiled her boyfriend to be Patrick in a Facebook post on 28 Janury 2017.

Why is Wendy Rieger wearing pink glasses?

Wendy Rieger had brain surgery to remove the tumor during the summer and she might be doing well. She is still recovering following open-heart surgery at the time of this writing, according to WTOP.

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Did Wendy Rieger retire?

In May 2021, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had most of it surgically removed, and she retired in December after 33 years at WRC.

Who is Wendy Rieger husband?

Wendy Rieger’s husband, Dan Buckley, is a photographer who retired from his job at NBC4 a few months earlier. Buckley worked as a photographer for the news channel for a pretty long time and the couple seems to have built the connection at the workplace.

Does Wendy Rieger have glioblastoma?

Within 10 days of getting her initial MRI in Washington, D.C., Wendy underwent brain surgery to remove what was identified as a glioblastoma.

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Why is Wendy Rieger retiring?

Rieger began planning her retirement two years ago, hoping to learn how to play the cello and other things her busy working life never left her time for. Soon she had another new priority in her life as well: Dan Buckley, an NBC4 news photographer for 37 years who has also now retired.

What was NBC4’s Wendy Rieger’s cause of death?

The official NBC4 Twitter account took to the social media account to write: “Wendy Rieger, our dear News4 anchor and reporter, has died after a battle with Glioblastoma.”

She was aged 65 at the time of her death.

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Attached to the tweet was an image sharing more information regarding Wendy’s passing.

“We lost our smart, vibrant, wonderful Wendy Rieger today,” the picture reads.