Travers Mackel Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, WDSU News

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Travers Mackel Biography

Travers Mackel is an illustrious American journalist currently serving as an anchor for WDSU News. There, he anchors 4 & 5 PM on weekdays and also moderates the WDSU ‘Hot Seat’ segment Sunday night at 10:30 PM. Prior to coming to WDSU, Travers worked as an anchor and reporter at KTVE-TV based in Monroe, La. Moreover, Travers spent nearly three years reporting for WLBT-TV located in Jackson, Miss.

Travers Mackel Age

Travers Mackel was born on September 19th, in New Orleans, in the United States of America. However, Travers has not babbled salient information with regard to his exact year of birth.

Travers Mackel Height

Travers stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (Approx 1.75 m).

Travers Mackel Family

Travers was born and brought up by his caring and supportive father and mother in New Orleans. He is a proud son of Judy Mackel (mother) and the late Frank Mackel (father). His dad was a longtime New Orleans golf professional. Travers has a twin brother called Fletcher Mackel who serves as a sports anchor and reporter at WDSU.

Travers Mackel Wife

He is married to his beautiful wife called Meg Gatto who serves as a reporter and anchor for KVUE FOX 8 News. The pair walked down the aisle on May 25, 2018. The duo welcomed their firstborn baby girl called Finley Elizabeth Mackel on March 26, 2019. The lovely couple also welcomed their second daughter named Ellison Grace Mackel in January 2021.

Travers Mackel Education

He attended and graduated from Loyola Campus in New Orleans. While in college, he played shortstop on Loyola’s baseball team. After Hurricane Katrina hit the area in 2005, Travers won almost a dozen awards from both the Associated Press of Louisiana and the Press Club of New Orleans.

Travers Mackel Salary

He bags a satisfactory salary of $79,258 per year. This is in accordance with WDSU News anchors’ salaries.

Travers Mackel Net Worth

Travers Mackel has managed to gather a decent fortune over the years he has worked and has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million.

Travers Mackel Career

He is currently serving as an anchor for WDSU News. There, he anchors 4 & 5 PM on weekdays and also moderates the WDSU ‘Hot Seat’ segment Sunday night at 10:30 PM. Prior to coming to WDSU, Travers worked as an anchor and reporter at KTVE-TV based in Monroe, La. Moreover, Travers spent nearly three years reporting for WLBT-TV located in Jackson, Miss. Travers has appeared on CNN multiple times, and on MSNBC, including appearances on “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

In 2014, he was named “Louisiana Newsperson Of The Year” by The Associated Press and “Reporter Of The Year” in Louisiana by the same organization. Furthermore, Travers was a part of WDSU’s winning submissions for the National Murrow Award in 2018 and four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Travers has received twice the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. One of them due to WDSU’s 2015 documentary on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and another due to WDSU’s 2012 coverage of the Hubig’s Pies fire in the Marigny. He has also received a National Headliner Award — one of the largest and oldest annual national awards acknowledging journalistic merit. Travers and WDSU team won the award for spot news coverage.

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