Giselle Fernandez Biography

( 1961 - )
December 28, 2018
First published on:December 28, 2018

Facts of Giselle Fernandez

Date of Birth: 1961, May 15
Age: 59 years old
Birth Nation: Mexico
Birth Name Giselle Fernández
Birth Place Mexico City, Mexico
Famous Name Giselle Fernández
Horoscope Taurus
Father Nationality Mexican
Net Worth $ 1 million
No. of Twitter Followers 593
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mexican-American
Profession Owner Production Company, co-woner
Started career as Reporter
Currently Working For Skinny Hippo Productions
Awards Emmy Awards
Current City Los Anngeles California
University attended California State University, Sacramento
Graduated year 1982
Married to Ron Kershaw, John Farrand
Divorce Yes
Children Daughter Talei

Giselle Fernandez is a famous television journalist who works in the television currently working for KTLA. Known for her appearance in shows like CBS Early Show, CBS Evening News, and NBC Today. She has been working for KTLA since 2001. She is now president of her own production company named Skinny Hippo Productions and co-president of F Squared Productions where she works with film and television projects.


The resident of Los Angeles California, Giselle Fernandez, reportedly earns around $500k, as her yearly salary from the network, and as of 2018, she reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $1 million. She was married twice; her first marriage had a sad ending when her husband died and her second marriage ended in divorce.

Giselle Fernandez Early Life and Educational History

Giselle Fernandez was born on May  15, 1961, in Mexico City. She holds an American nationality and belongs to Mexican-American ethnic group. After completing her high school, she joined the California State University, Sacramento and acquired her Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Government.

Giselle Fernandez Professional Career

Fernandez started her career at KRDO-TV and KEYT-TV before joining KTLA in Los Angeles as a reporter and weekend anchor in 1985. After working for two years in KTLA she joined WBBM-TV in Chicago which was owned by CBS. Later in 1989, she joined CBS’s newly owned station in Miami named WCIX.

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In 1991 she moved to New York City to work for CBS News as the morning, evening, and weekend news broadcaster. After that, she moved to NBC where she anchored shows like Today Show and NBC Nightly News along with various other special reporting assignments in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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During her time in CBS she did coverage of major events like the crisis from Cuban immigration, unrest in Haiti, the trial of the conspirators from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, the Persian Gulf war etc and she also did a rare interview of Fidel Castro, then president of Cuba.

 Fernandez co-hosted Access Hollywood on NBC from 1996 to 1999. After that, she co-hosted the show This Week in History on the History Channel. Later in October 2001, she rejoined KTLA. Again in August 2003, she left this position to pursue other projects of her like making a movie and writing children’s book.

Fernandez published her book Gigi and the Birthday Ring in 2004. Currently, she is president of her own production company named Skinny Hippo Production and she is also co-president of F Squared Productions where she makes films and television projects.

 Giselle Fernandez Net worth and Salary

The American television journalist Giselle Fernandez has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million. As of 2018, the reporter receives an annual salary of estimated $500k from her successful reporting career with KTLA. Further, she receives an added sum of money from her other reports within U.S. and other places which she undertakes.

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Giselle Fernandez has her own production company named Skinny Hippo Productions and since it is a movie and television production company, we can estimate that it also adds a lot to her net worth.

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Fernandez claims that her average monthly expenditure is around $8500 which includes $6500 as her monthly rent and $2000 her groceries bill.

Giselle Fernandez Controversy

Fernandez was captured in controversy in Chicago when she went on boating with a drug dealer John Cappas and later led him to his arrest by federal agents who were trying to turn him in.

Giselle Fernandez Personal life, Awards

Gisella Fernandez was married to Ron Kershaw but due to pancreatic and liver cancer, he died. Later in 2002, she again married British Executive John Ferrand with whom she has a daughter but they separated in April of 2014. Her daughter's name is Talei.

CAPTION: Giselle Fernandez with her ex-husband John Farrand SOURCE: tmz

She won five Emmy Awards for journalism. She is a member of the Smithsonian National Board for Latino Initiatives and is also a trustee of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She was also honored by the title of Outstanding philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2006.

She is also active in social media having 602 followers on Twitter.

Giselle Fernandez Facts

  • She is 57 years old.
  • Her star-sign is Taurus.
  • Her height is  5 feet and 10 inches.
  • She owns her own production company.

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