News 4 This Morning regulars, don’t worry. You’re favorite anchor Laura Hettiger hasn’t gone far. She’s just shifted her schedule to News 4 Great Day which allows her to spend more time at home with her newborn.
Keep reading Laura Hettiger Bio to learn more.
KMOV: Where Is St Louis Anchor Laura Hettiger Now?
After 11 years of anchoring on News 4 This Morning, Laura Hettiger disappeared from the show in March 2023. Obviously, this raised many concerns among the early risers in St. Louis. But their worry was for nothing for Laura had just moved her shit to News 4 Great Day.
Now, she’s reading the news at 9:00 a.m.
Explaining the reason for the shift, the anchor wrote, “I have spent all 11 of my years at KMOV on News 4 This Morning — getting up sometime between 1:00 and 2:30 in the morning either reporting the news, breaking stories, bringing you traffic updates, sharing trending stories and even anchoring the newscast.”
Also, she mentioned how her job was taking a toll on her family — getting up sometime between 1:00 and 2:30 in the morning while her baby was on the way. So, she told her manager about it in June 2020, and they were understanding. “I am so very thankful to the KMOV bosses and managers for helping me make a change that works for my family. This new schedule will let me continue in a career I love while also helping me be the mom Leo needs and the wife Mark deserves,” she said.
How Much Is Laura Hettiger Net Worth?
Laura Hettiger flaunted a net worth of above $700 thousand in 2023 — all thanks to her time as an anchor on KMOV-TV.
Rerpotdlty, she was paid anywhere from $65 to $84 thousand per annum on KMOV-TV.
This anchor joined KMOV back in June 2012, and for the first three years, she hosted almost every breaking news scene from 3:00 in the morning until noon. She even won the Emmy Award for General Assignment Reporting for her coverage during the Ferguson unrest.
Well, the morning news was a routine for her thereafter until March 2023. Then, she moved to News 4 Great Day.
Prior to KMOV, Laura spent a year at the NBC affiliate in Charleston, S.C., where she got her start in broadcasting. Also, she worked as a multimedia journalist at WCBD-TV 2 for a year, reporting live three days a week for the early and late evening newscasts.
As for her education, she got her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in News-Editorial Journalism and her Master of Science (M.S.) in Broadcast Journalism, both from the University of Illinois. During her time there, she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and a cheerleader for the Fighting Illini.
Sadly, Laura tore nearly every ligament in her right knee during an Illinois basketball game, which ended her passion/career in cheerleading once and for all.
Laura Hettiger Age
Laura Hettiger was 32 years of age in 2023.
This means she was just 22 when she joined KMOV-TV.
Laura Hettiger Family
Laura Hettiger comes from a family of four.
Her father, Frank Hettiger is an Optometrist. He is the owner of Hettiger Eye Care Center and has earned the honor of being named a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Also, he had been selected to receive the Optometric Recognition Award by the American Optometric Association annually since 1996.
As for her mother, Jennifer Hettiger worked at Flora Unit 35 School District.
Frank and Jennifer both turned 69 in October and September 2022, respectively.
Talking about her siblings, her 6-year-older sister Jessica Hettiger Reeder was happily married with 2 kids. Here’s her FB @jessica.hettiger and IG @jhettiger.
Is Laura Hettiger Married?
Yes, Laura Hettiger is married to her 6-year-older husband Mark Allen Gdowski. The two were married on December 31, 2021 — a year and a half after their engagement. Surprisingly, they had their honeymoon in France, a few months before the wedding because that was the only time they could both get away from work at the same time.
Her husband, Mark, a Fremont, Nebraska native, is a cardiologist who was working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for almost 7 years in 2023. He got his MD from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2012 and then completed his cardiology fellowship and advanced clinical fellowships in interventional cardiology and structural heart disease at Washington University School of Medicine.
Mark is an expert in the treatment and long-term management of many types of heart conditions. His areas of interest include the treatment of valvular heart disease as well as interventional cardiology and coronary artery disease, including complex coronary interventions
Also, Mark was on-call for an emergency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. So, this meant he sometimes had to leave in the middle of the night. As a result, Laura knew that she couldn’t also have a job that required leaving in the middle of the night, as that would leave no one to take care of their baby.
Laura and Mark welcomed their first child Henry Allen back in December 2011. Things were different then. But now that her second boy Leo Allen Gdowski entered the world in December 2022, they had to make adjustments to their busy schedules.
Trivia: Laura’s second son Leo is named after her dad.
Laura Hettiger Height
Laura Hettiger stands tall at a height of under 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm).
When Is Laura Hettiger Birthday?
Laura Hettiger receives her birthday wishes on June 3 and is of the Gemini zodiac.
Is Laura Hettiger On Instagram And Facebook?
Find her on Instagram @lkhettiger and Facebook @LauraHettigerKMOV and @LauraKristen.
Also, here’s her Twitter @LauraKHettiger and Youtube @LKHettiger.
Where Is Laura Hettiger From?
Laura hails from Flora, Illinois.
But in 2023, she resided in St. Louis, Missouri.