ABC7 Anchor Shirleen Allicot Wiki; Husband, Baby, Family & Facts

Published Date: 11 May, 2020 Updated date: 23 Apr, 2021 By Celebs Podium

After dating for four years Shirleen Allicot married her sweetheart in the year 2015. The duo recently welcomed a baby daughter in July 2019, making the family of four.

American journalist Shirleen Allicot is the co-anchor of Eyewitness News this Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon on WABC. She joined the network in 2015 from another ABC-affiliated WPVI-TV.

Follow this article to explore Shirleen Allicot age, parents, husband, and interesting facts. Also, find out how much is her media salary and professional net worth. 

Shirleen Allicot Wiki & Family; Age, Parents

Shirleen, age 46, was born on 15th August 1974 in Guyana to her interracial parents. Her father is white and her mother is African. Meanwhile, she is of an African heritage that comes mainly from Benin/Togo. She shares a sibling bond with six brothers in her family.


Shirleen Allicot with her parents and brothers (Shirleen’s Instagram)

Though born in Guyana, Shirleen moved to Ozone Park, Queens, New York when she was just three months old. After relocating to the United States, both of her parents worked for the NYC Transit Authority. Unfortunately, her father passed away in 2010 due to a full-blown stroke. 

As for her education, Allicot attended Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. There, she graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism in 2004.

Shirleen Allicot Journalism Career, Salary & Net Worth

Shirleen commenced into journalism joining the News 12 in The Bronx. There, she was involved in writing, and editing her own stories, and anchored the weekday morning newscasts. She then moved to News 12 Connecticut where she worked as both reporter and anchor.


Shirleen Allicot joined ABC7 in May 2015 (Shirleen’s Instagram)

In 2010, Allicot joined the ABC owned-and-operated WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. There, she was the co-anchor of Action News at 4 pm. After working for five years, she left the WPVI-TV and joined the WABC-TV, also known as ABC7 in May 2015. She was then named as an anchor of the station’s Eyewitness News at Noon.

From her media stints, Shirleen bags an estimated annual salary of $85,000. With that, her professional net worth swirls around $1 million. 

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Who Is Shirleen Allicot’s Husband?

The journalist is now married to Jesse Gilmer for more than five years. The duo first met in the year 2011 and began dating. After four years, they tied the wedding knot on 25 June 2015. Her husband Jesse is the founder of JEG Sports & Entertainment based in New York.


Shirleen Allicot got married to Jesse Gilmer in June 2015 (Shirleen’s Instagram)

Previously, he worked in marketing for the world’s biggest sports and entertainment properties including the NFL, NCAA, PGAA, USTA, Coachella, etc. He earned his MS in Sports, Marketing, and Management from New York University in 2007.

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How Many Children Do They Have?

Shirleen and Jesse are now the parents of two children. Their first child, a daughter named Shayla Joëlle Gilmer was born on 15 March 2017.


Shirleen Allicot welcomed a baby girl in July 2019 (Shirleen’s Instagram)

Later, Shirleen announced that she is expecting a new member of the family in January 2019. She welcomed a baby daughter named Georgina on 13 July 2019. The family of four now resides in New York.

Some Interesting Facts About Shirleen Allicot

  • While at WPVI-TV, Shirleen interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House Kennedy Garden.
  • She is involved in volunteering work, traveling to exotic places, and cooking favorite recipes in her spare time.
  • Her 6 feet 4-inch tall father suffered a full-blown stroke in 2010. He celebrated his 74th birthday on 13 June 2019.
  • On 18 April 2020, she hosted a special program by WABC-TV entitled, “Protect our Children: Stress, Coping & Hope.”
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