Brooke Landau Bio, Wiki
Brooke Landau is an American Emmy-Award Winning journalist, Weather Anchor, Reporter & Fill-in News Anchor for NBC 7 San Diego. She has worked in the areas of modeling, film and television production, and broadcasting for over twenty years. At first, she worked in management and then ventured into a career in modeling.
Brooke Landau Age
She was born on January 19, 1972, in Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States.
Brooke Landau Height
She stands at a listed height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters) tall.
Brooke Landau Family
She was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut, to her two parents, Frank and Dianne Landau.
Brooke Landau Husband
She is married to her husband Tony Maturana, the Director of Client Relations at Earnest Packaging Solutions. Since they were unable to get pregnant because of Landau’s health struggles, they used a Surrogate mom to have a child through the company Surrogacy Together. The surrogate became pregnant on the first attempt with a boy.
Brooke Landau Children
She has a son who was given birth by a surrogate. The boy is named Hudson.
Brooke Landau Career
Her modeling career began after an agent discovered Brooke in a New York shopping mall. She went on to model for Ralph Lauren clothing, Nicole Miller, Gucci, and Valentino. Brooke also won the Venus Swimwear International Model Search contest. She then modeled for ads for BodyGlove swimwear. She moved into film and television production, where she produced for both movies and televisions. In 2002, she joined the field of professional journalism and began working in broadcasting for news channels. She is a public face for the illness Lyme disease, and advocates for awareness and improved treatment and detection for the disease.
After graduating from the University of Rochester, Landau worked in management for Coca-Cola. She then worked in various management positions for Timex, Nabisco, Warner Bros, and 20th Century Fox. In 1997, she hosted the Bob Marley Festival for MTV which was the beginning of her broadcasting career. Shortly after, she worked with Fox News in Los Angeles, California, where she put together a show about the health struggles she had experienced. This show contributed to the network winning an Emmy Award in 2002.
She then went on to further her career by going to work at CBS’s KSWT station in 2002 in Yuma, Arizona, where she was an evening news anchor until 2003. She proceeded to work as a writer for KTLA in Los Angeles, California. E! Entertainment Television was her next stop, where she worked as their producer for the show True Hollywood Story.
She worked there until 2006, while at the same time working for ESPN as a feature reporter. While at ESPN, she covered the Kentucky Derby. She also interviewed several celebrities, including Woody Harelson, Jessica Simpson, Peyton Manning, and Eli Manning during this period. In 2006, she left both of those jobs and joined ABC San Diego at KJTV Channel 10 News. She worked for channel 10 News until November of 2008 when she joined the CW Network as their Weather Forecaster for channel 6 News. She also works as a News Anchor for them and is their Features and Medical Reporter.
In 2005, she produced the TV movie documentaryTHS Investigates: Women Who Kill. Moving onto TV shows, in 2006, she worked as a Segment Producer for twoE! Entertainment Television productions, including American Pie UncoveredandSports Stars, Private Lives. She also worked as a segment producer for the shows Charles in Charge andPunky Brewster in that same year. In 2007, she worked as a Segment Producer for the DocumentaryMean Girls.
She is the founder of the non-profit organization Children’s Alliance Network a year after she developed significant health problems. The Alliance is sponsored by MAC Cosmetics. It aims to help children with health problems to raise their self-esteem. They do so by utilizing models and make-up artists to give kids make-overs. She is a National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association, where she gives speeches to educate and motivate people for wellness. In 2017, she was the Master of Ceremony for the fundraiser called Little Hearts Big Hope, an annual fundraiser that raises funds for pediatric cardiology.
She graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1990. She attended college at the University of Rochester in the Arts and Sciences Department and graduated with a degree in Business Management/Psychology in 1994. She graduated Magna cum laude and was part of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society and the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House.
Brooke Landau Illness – Lyme Disease
You would never be aware, however, behind Emmy Award Winner Landau’s striking presence is one amongst the most extraordinary and unprecedented medical survival stories. Having survived congenital heart condition and heart surgery as a toddler, Brooke learned how to uphold from an early age.
But her greatest challenge came years later once she woke up paralyzed for unexplained reasons. This started her over eighteen-year battle with Lyme disease. Brooke lost her ability to walk, hear, remember, and survived various life-saving surgeries including a one-of-a-kind experimental procedure that saved her.
Her unbelievable triumph has been featured today, good morning America, Discovery Channel, Mystery ER, Dr. Phil, Extra, NBC, Fox, CW, and numerous networks nationwide.
Brooke Landau Fashion Designer
Spotted in one store by a new york fashion designer, Brooke was offered a modeling contract and shortly became a well-known figure at couture fashion shows walking the runway for world-renowned designers: Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller, Gucci, Valentino, and more.
Brooke created her move into broadcast tv as host of the 1997 vocalizer competition for MTV. Her entry into the news was far away from ordinary. She pitched and co-produced her personal medical story for Fox eleven News LA, serving to land the network the 2002 Emmy.
Brooke Landau Salary
Her annual salary is estimated to range between $ 100,000 – $ 500,000.
Brooke Landau Net Worth
Brooke Landau’s estimated net worth is about $2 Million.