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Nischelle Renee Turner, popularly known as Nischelle Turner, is an American journalist. Popular for co-hosting the program, Entertainment Tonight (ET), she made history as the first black female co-host.
Aside from ET, Turner also works as a producer and a co-host on the CBS reality television series Secret Celebrity Renovation. As an entertainment correspondent, she has also worked for notable organizations such as CNN, HLN, and KNBC.
The ET co-host has accomplished a lot for over two decades in journalism. In recognition of her work, Nischelle has won seven Emmy Awards for her work on ET.
In this article, we cover everything there is to know about Nischelle Turner. From her biography, her personal life and career, to her net worth and how she amassed her wealth.
Nischelle Turner Wiki & Biography
Nischelle Turner was born in Columbia, Missouri, United States, on February 11, 1975. As of 2023, the award winning reporter is 48.
A native of Columbia, Missouri, Turner grew up in the city with her mother and extended family members. She also completed her elementary and high school education there.
Turner, who had spent her entire teenage life in mid-Missouri, knew that college was a chance to experience a change of environment. As a result, she decided to enroll at the University of Kentucky after high school.
However, she never completed her education there. This was because she had always wanted to study journalism at the best university in America.
As such, she left the University of Kentucky at the start of her junior year for her dream college.
“It was always my plan to come back. My mother would kill me if I didn’t go to the best journalism school in the country, and it was right in my backyard!”
When Turner left the University of Kentucky, she returned to Columbia, Missouri, and enrolled at the University of Missouri. She graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism (under the University of Missouri.) in 1998 with a BA in journalism and broadcast news.
|Full Name||Nischelle Renee Turner|
|Stage Name:||Nischelle Turner|
|Birth Place:||Columbia, Missouri, United States|
|Birthday:||February 11, 1975|
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Weight:||54 kg (119 lbs)|
|Height:||5 Feet 7 Inches (1.70 m)|
|Currently live in:||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|College:||University of Kentucky
Missouri School of Journalism (University of Missouri)
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Nischelle Turner Family, Husband, and Relationships?
Nischelle Turner was raised by her single mother, Jacque Turner. It’s therefore no surprise that she has a close relationship with her mother, calling Jacque her best friend and mentor.
On December 11, 2021 – Jacque’s 67th birthday, Turner took to her Instagram page to praise her and show the world what her mom meant to her.
“Everyone, stop what you’re doing. It’s THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY! 67 years ago an Angel was born and since then she’s simply gone about her business in this world spreading love and goodness. I couldn’t have designed a better role model, best friend, and all around SUPERWOMAN if I tried.
“Thanks, JT for showing me that walking in my womanhood means leading by example, standing steadfast in my faith, and always being grounded in gratitude. Love you for life JT! Please y’all help me wish my mother the HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS EVER!!!! You da GOAT lady!” She captioned her picture with her mom.
While she never misses the opportunity to share her mom’s picture on her social media accounts, she has never disclosed any information about her father. There is also no official information on whether or not she has other siblings.
What’s more, Turner has also kept her love life away from the public eye. She’s never disclosed any information regarding her dating life or romantic relationships.
Nobody knows if she has any child, is in a relationship, or married. As a result, people assume that the American TV personality has no children yet and is currently not dating anyone.
However, there were rumors that Turner dated the famous American actor and comedian Eddie Murphy in 1997. But there was no evidence to back it up.
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Mother’s Name – Jacque Turner
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Marital Status – Single
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Nischelle Turner is trim and fit, with an athletic build. No surprise there since she’s been known to love gym workout sessions.
With such a gorgeous figure, the American TV personality still looks young and attractive in anything she wears. And who would guess that she’s 48?
Weighing 54 kg (about 199 lbs), and standing at 5 feet 7 inches, the reporter and entertainment correspondent is beautiful.
She has a gorgeous smile, and dark brown eyes. Turner’s hair color, on the other hand, is black.
Nischelle’s career in journalism started after graduation from the Missouri School of Journalism in 1998. After college, she joined WEHT television station (affiliated with ABC) in Evansville, Indiana, United States.
At WEHT, Turner worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Then in 2000, she joined WVUE-TV FOX8, a TV station affiliated with the FOX Network in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
At WVUE-TV FOX8, Turner worked as a weekday reporter and weekend anchor, where she made a name for herself in the news. With her rising popularity, she joined KTTV (a fox-owned-and-operated TV station in Los Angeles, California, US) in 2004.
She was a reporter for “Good Day LA” and anchor for “Good Day LA Weekend” on KTTV. Being a lifelong football lover, Turner joined FOX in 2007 as a sideline reporter for national football broadcasts.
In 2009, Turner also became the host of the online entertainment program, Extra on Essence, which focused on the most prestigious celebrities in Hollywood. In 2014, she became a co-host on Entertainment Tonight (ET).
While working as a co-host on ET, she joined CBS reality television series Secret Celebrity Renovation in 2021 as a co-host. As of 2023, she still works as a co-host on ET and Secret Celebrity Renovation.
Before joining Secret Celebrity Renovation and ET, Turner worked as a freelance reporter and host for a TV station in Los Angeles, California, called KNBC. She also worked for popular networks, such as HLN and CNN (as an entertainment correspondent).
Over the years, she has received recognition for her work as a reporter and entertainment correspondent. Turner has bagged seven Emmy Awards for her work on ET.
Nischelle Turner Net Worth Summary
With an estimated net worth of $5 Million, Nischelle Turner gathered most of her wealth from her works as a reporter and entertainment journalist. According to Glassdoor, the average yearly pay for journalists in the United States is about $52,475.
Aside from earning as a reporter and entertainment journalist, The ET co-host also makes money as a Podcast co-host. Nischelle Turner co-hosts the prominent The Big Podcast alongside Shaquille O’Neal.
The TV personality also diversified her career. In addition to being a reporter, entertainment journalist, and podcast co-host, Turner is also a producer on the CBS reality television series Secret Celebrity Renovation.
This has equally contributed to the increase in her net worth over the years. With how dedicated she is to her work, Turner’s net worth will undoubtedly continue to increase.