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Checkey Beckford Bio, NBC 4 New York, Height, Age, Relatives, Spouse, Salary, and Net Worth

Profile

Checkey Beckford Biography

Checkey Beckford is an African American in the journalism field who works for NBC 4 New York as a reporter who has won Emmy Awards. She appears daily at 5 PM, 6 PM, and 11 PM and covers breaking news and general assignment stories. Beckford moved to NBC 4 New York in October 2012 as a general assignment reporter.

Checkey Beckford Photo
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Checkey Beckford Height

Beckford stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 6 inches

Checkey Beckford Age

Beckford is 42 years old. She was born on February 4, 1982, in the USA.

Personal Life

Checkey Beckford Relatives and Family

Beckford moved to Westchester County when she was five years old after leaving Jamaica.

Checkey Beckford Spouse and Children

Beckford is happily married to her husband Jimmy Atkinson and together they have been blessed with two children.

Checkey Beckford Education

Beckford earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University, with minors in political science and sociology.

Professional Life

Checkey Beckford Career

Beckford for NBC 4 New York as a reporter who has won Emmy Awards. She appears daily at 5 PM, 6 PM, and 11 PM and covers breaking news and general assignment stories.

For “creating a 360 view in real time of the coronavirus pandemic, with courageous and thorough reporting on the virus’s explosion in New York City,” Beckford was recognized in January 2021 with the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

Beckford’s reporting was a significant part of NBC 4 New York’s award-winning COVID-19 coverage. The duPont Award has long been acknowledged as the broadcast, documentary, and online counterpart of the Pulitzer Prize, which is also given out by Columbia University.

Her dedication to outstanding journalism has been honored with two New York Emmys® for her coverage of the 2017 Tribeca terrorist assaults. In appreciation for her reportage of the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020, she was also given the “Essential Heroes Award” by ESSENCE Magazine.

Beckford has covered many of the most notable news items in the area throughout her career with NBC 4. In addition to the attacks in Tribeca, Beckford delivered live news coverage of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Ebola threat in New York City in 2014, the catastrophic Metro-North disaster in Valhalla in 2015, and the dual murders of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in 2015.


From KOVR CBS13 in Sacramento, California, where she worked as a live reporter for dayside newscasts, Beckford moved to NBC 4 New York in October 2012 as a general assignment reporter. She was employed as an assistant producer at WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she started her career. In this case, Beckford received two promotions in a year, first to weekend morning producer, then to weekday

Checkey Beckford Net Worth

Beckford has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful career as a journalist

Checkey Beckford Salary

Beckford receives an approximate annual salary of $110, 000

Checkey Beckford Pregnant

There is no news about Checkey being pregnant however she has been blessed with two children.

Checkey Beckford WNBC TV

Beckford worked as a live reporter for WICD/WICS in Champaign/Springfield, Illinois, before joining KOVR CBS13. There, she filmed, wrote, and edited a number of stories for the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Checkey Beckford Social Media

Beckford has active social media platforms i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has a following of over 3.1K on Facebook, a following of over 1128 on Instagram, and a following of over 2909 on Twitter.

NBC 4 New York

At NBC 4 New York, Beckford works with other journalists and meteorologists;

  1. Julio “Gaby” Acevedo
  2. Matt Brickman
  3. Gilma Avalos
  4. Erica Byfield
  5. Lynda Baquero
  6. Adelle Caballero
  7. Pat Battle
  8. Greg Cergol
  9. Bruce Beck
  10. John Chandle