Ray Cortopassi Biography
Ray Cortopassi is an American Anchor/Reporter working for WGN News serving the station as a Co-Anchor for the Evening News at 5 and 6 PM and WGN News at Nine and Ten. He joined the station in September 2020.
Prior to this, he was working for FOX59 in Indianapolis since joining the team in 2009. He anchors the morning news from 7-10 a.m. alongside Angela Ganote and First at Four together with Beairshelle Edmé. He has been serving as a television broadcaster for more than 25 years.
Ray Cortopassi Age
Cortopassi likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 50’s.
Ray Cortopassi Height
Cortopassi stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Ray Cortopassi Family
Cortopassi has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Cortopassi has any siblings.
Ray Cortopassi Wife
Cortopassi is married to Leslie. The couple is blessed with four children, who keep them extraordinarily busy; half the time parenting, the other half chauffeuring.
Ray Cortopassi Net Worth
Cortopassi has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor and reporter.
Ray Cortopassi Salary
Cortopassi earns an annual salary ranging from $45,000 – $110,500.
Ray Cortopassi Career
Before moving to Indianapolis, Cortopassi worked as a reporter and anchor at TV stations in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Traverse City, Michigan. More than anything, Cortopassi loves narrating a good story and during his years in Indianapolis, he has been honored with Associated Press awards and Emmy.
Originally from Dolton, Illinois, a south suburb of Chicago, Cortopassi likes deep dish pizza, and having grown up as the son of a piano teacher, Cortopassi picked up the drums and loves alternative rock-n-roll. After graduating with a journalism degree from Columbia College Chicago, Cortopassi studied acting and is now the managing director of the Off-Main Street Players, a community theatre he co-founded in Zionsville, Ind. There, he as well served as the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce from 2008 until 2011.
Cortopassi is not a good golfer, but he thinks he is a decent tennis player (ranked most recently as a 4.0 player by the U.S. Tennis Association). Cortopassi has a hard, but inconsistent serve…and gets rattled easily by recurring double faults.
Ray Cortopassi leaving Fox59
Cortopassi will be leaving Fox59 for WGN. He will be the new co-anchor of WGN Evening News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., WGN News at Nine and WGN News at Ten alongside Micah Materre starting Sept. 28.
Cortopassi will replace Joe Donlon, who will now co-anchor News Nation, Nexstar’s national news startup, which debuts Sept. 1.
“I am honored to join Micah and the WGN family,” Cortopassi said. “It’s been my dream and our family’s wish to come back since leaving my hometown in the mid-1990s. I’m humbled and thrilled by the chance to work in the best newsroom in America and grateful to join a team of journalists who know the value of telling Chicago’s story.”
Ray Cortopassi FOX59
While Cortopassi was working at FOX 59 where he worked alongside other famous FOX 59 anchors and reporters including;
- Colby Thelen
- Kayla Sullivan
- Dan Spehler
- Kelly Reinke
- Zach Myers
- Russ McQuaid
- Nick McGill
- Krista McEnany
- Darius Johnson
- Jill Glavan
- Melissa Crash
- Courtney Crown
- Britt Baker
- Beairshelle Edmé
- Sherman Burdette
- Dave Griffiths
- Mike Sullivan
- Jessica Hayes
- Alexa Green
Ray Cortopassi Social Media Platforms
Cortopassi is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 12,000 followers on Twitter, 7,000 followers on Instagram, and 10,000 followers on Facebook.