Kristi Marie Capel is a famous television newscaster from Springfield, Missouri, working with Fox 8 News in Cleveland.
Kristi Capel Biography
Kristi Marie Capel is a famous television newscaster from Springfield, Missouri, working with Fox 8 News in Cleveland. She joined WJW-TV in Cleveland on January 7, 2011.
Kristi Capel Education
Capel attended Heritage Academy (a parochial school affiliated with the Assemblies of God) in Kentucky and graduated in 2001. She received a volleyball scholarship to Evangel University, a religious school affiliated with the Assemblies of God. There she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcasting and Public Relations with honors in 2005.
Kristi Capel Career
Capel was recently hired as a television reporter, co-anchor, and weekend weather anchor on ABC affiliate KSPR Springfield 33 News. She also served as a radio personality at 99 Hit FM and 1340 AM KADI during much of 2006. She accepted a job as a weather forecaster in January 2008, for the television station WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Capel then moved to WJW-TV in Cleveland on January 7, 2011. She was named Morning Co-Anchor of Fox 8 News in Morning in January 2012, replacing Tracy McCool who went to anchor Fox 8 News at 5 PM.
On February 23, 2015, she made headlines for using the term ”jigaboo” in reference to Lady Gaga’s performance at the 87th Academy Awards. Lady Gaga performed a tribute to Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music, with a medley of songs from the movie. Following the nature of the term as a racial slur was noted online, she apologized. Capel claimed ignorance of the word, later tweeting, ”I apologize if I offended you, I had no idea it was a word or what it meant. Thank you for watching”.
Capel competed in the Miss Missouri USA pageant in late 2005 and won. The previous year, she placed in the top fifteen of the Miss Kentucky USA pageant. She also represented Missouri in the Miss USA 2006 pageant in Baltimore, Maryland in April 2006, in which she did not place.
Kristi Capel Age
Kristi Marie Capel is currently aged 40 years old as of 2023 and was born on July 7, 1983, in Florence, Kentucky, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 7th of July every year.
Kristi Capel Height
Capel stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches (Approx. 1.77 m) tall.
Kristi Capel Family
Capel was born and brought up in Florence, Kentucky to American parents. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Kristi has any siblings.
Kristi Capel Husband
Capel is currently married to her longtime partner and friend Hal Capel a life insurance broker, and they married in a private ceremony. The couple is blessed with three children, namely Kyndal, Duke, and the youngest Kapri, and live in Cleveland.
Kristi Capel’s Net Worth
Capel has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a newscaster.
Kristi Capel Salary
Capel earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Fox 8 News
Capel works at Fox 8 News where she works alongside other famous WJW-TV anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Jazmin Bailey
- Andre’ Bernier
- Ken Carman
- Wayne Dawson
- Jenn Harcher
- Natalie Herbick
- Jennifer Jordan
- Andre Knott
- Roosevelt Leftwich
- Lou Maglio
- Tracy McCool
- Todd Meany
- Elizabeth Noreika
- John Sabol
- Scott Sabol
- Stefani Schaefer
- Gabe Spiegel
- John Telich
- Joe Toohey
- Alexis Walters
- PJ Ziegler
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