Evelyn Wilkerson

Evelyn Wilkerson joined the WMBD news team in March of 2015 and works as host of the station's lifestyle talk show, Living Well, and is co-anchor of the 5:00 pm news. She came as a transfer from our sister station, WTVO/WQRF, in Rockford, IL.

Evelyn is a native of Chicago, IL, but was raised in St. Louis, MO. She is a graduate of Anderson University and Finch University of Health Sciences, now known as Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Clinical Psychology because her initial goal was to become a Psychologist. However, changes in the healthcare industry prompted her to try her hand as a broadcast journalist. Consequently, she worked as a general assignment reporter for KIMT in Mason City, IA, WOTV in Battle Creek, MI, and KPLR in St. Louis, MO. In Rockford, IL, her former boss, Scott Picken, encouraged her to spread her wings and give anchoring a try. As a result, he hired her to be a morning show anchor / multimedia journalist (aka a one man band).

In her spare time, Evelyn enjoys mentoring young journalists, cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, and doing whatever she can to support her home church in St. Louis. Her parents continue to be the wind beneath her wings and she travels to see them every chance she gets. Coming to Peoria is an exciting experience, and she looks forward to promoting all of the wonderful things happening in central Illinois.

 


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