WBZ’s Anchor Kate Merrill Facts- Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, Sister, Salary

Last Updated : March 11, 2022

Quick Info→Age (2022): 49 Years OldHusband/Spouse: Mike Dunham
WBZ's Anchor Kate Merrill

Who is Kate Merrill?

Kate Merrill is an Emmy award-winning American journalist. She is currently a news anchor for WBZ-TV News, Boston. Moreover, she appears on weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. with co-anchor Liam Martin.

She is often recognized as the sister of a famous actress, Susie Abromeit, who started in Netflix/Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

Short Wiki/Bio
Real/Birth Name:Kate Merrill
Profession:News Anchor
Active From:1998-Present
Family and Siblings
Father/Dad:Kate Merrill with her father Richard H. Abromeit
Richard H. Abromeit
Mother/Mom:Kate Merrill with her mother (Lynne Abromeit) when she was kid
Lynne Abromeit
Sister:Kate Merrill with her sister Susie Abromeit
Susie Abromeit
Personal Life
Date of Birth:11 December 1973, Tuesday
Age (As in 2022):49 Years Old
Zodiac Sign:Sagittarius
Birth Place:Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States
Home Town: Carlisle, Massachusetts
School:Concord Carlisle High School
College:Lafayette College (Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Law)
Relationship Status
Marital Status:Married
Married/Wedding To:Kate Merrill with her husband Mike Dunham
Mike Dunham (Ice hockey goaltender)
Husband/Spouse:Mike Dunham (May 27, 2000)
Children/Kids:2 (Daughters)
Daughters:Kate Merrill's two daughters Addison and Kaydenn
1. Addison
2. Kayden
Physical Stats
Body Measurements:N/A
Hair Type:Long
Hair Color:Blonde
Eye Color:Blue
Awards & Nomination
Awards:Emmy Award
Income & Assets
Net Worth (As in 2022):N/A
Annual Salary/Income:$72 Thousand (Approx.)

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Short Bio: Birth, Age, and Zodiac

Kate was born in 1973 in Carlisle, Massachusetts. She celebrates her birthday every year on December 11, making her a Sagittarius. She will be celebrating her 49th birthday in 2022.

Moreover, Merrill holds an American nationality, and her ethnicity is white.

Kate Merrill Family Details: Parents, Sister

The journalist grew up alongside her little sister, Susie, in her birthplace, Massachusetts. Kate Merrill was born to Richard H. Abromeit and Lynne Abromeit.

She often posts pictures of her sister on her birthday or congratulates her for her success. In 2016, she posted a picture of their younger selves wishing her a happy birthday.

Kate Merrill With Her Sister (Source: Instagram)

In 2015, she posted two pictures, captioning, “Two is better than one. #FathersDay #Love” She indicated that she has two fathers. However, the details about this indication are still unknown.

Merrill’s Father’s Day Post (Source: Instagram)


She graduated high school from Concord Carlisle High School when talking about her education. Later, she attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Law.

Short Career

Merrill started her career in journalism as a college intern at  WCVB-TV in Boston. After graduation, she moved to New York and worked at WICZ-TV and WIVT-TV.

She started working as an anchor at WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennesse, in 1998. She worked there for five years. In 1999, she got awarded an Emmy for covering the tornado that hit Tennesse that year.

After that, the reporter moved to New York and started working for WNBC-TV in 2004. Now, she appears every weekday morning from 4:30 to 7 a.m. with co-anchor Liam Martin on WBZ-TV News.

Who is Kate Merrill’s Husband?

Kate is happily married to her husband, Mike Dunham. They met in 1997 in Binghamton and got married after three years in 2000. The couple celebrates their anniversary every year on May 26, and they celebrated their 21st anniversary in 2021.

Moreover, they have two daughters together, named Addison and Kayden. Their first daughter, Addison, is 18 and attends Trinity College. On her 12th birthday, Kate posted adorable pictures of her as a baby.

Merrill’s Daughter (Source: Instagram)

Furthermore, Mike is a goalie coach with the Boston Bruins organization and has played eleven seasons in the NHL together with the New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, and New York Islanders. He also won a National Championship at the University of Maine.

Kate On 20th Wedding Anniversary (Source: Instagram)

On their 20th anniversary, Kate posted their wedding photograph and shared their love story. Moreover, she is grateful to have Mike as her husband.

Physical Appearance

The anchor is certainly a beautiful woman. She stands at an average height and an average weight. Moreover, she has short blonde hair and grey eyes color.

However, the facts of her body measurements are still unknown to the media.

How Much is Kate Merrill Salary and Net Worth?

Merrill has earned a hefty sum working as a reporter for nearly two decades. Talking about her salary, she earns around $72 thousand through her work.

She hasn’t revealed any information regarding her net worth. Moreover, her property and assets details are also under the wraps.

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia About Kate Merrill:

  • Kate followed in her grandfather’s footsteps, becoming a journalist.
  • Her grandfather was an editor at Boston Globe.
  • Her husband, Mike, played with the Delaware North for about a year, showcasing his excellent hockey skills.
  • Merrill is a dog lover and owns a pet named Nimbus.
  • Besides Emmy, she was awarded two more awards in 1999 for her investigative reporting.
  • Besides her work as an anchor, she works with the American Heart Association and YMCA.

Major Sources/ References
1. Instagram
2. CBS Boston

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