Sybil Wilkes biography: age, partner, net worth, salary, show

Sybil Wilkes biography: age, partner, net worth, salary, show

Sybil Wilkes came into the limelight after she began co-hosting the Tom Joyner Morning Show in 1994 alongside Tom Joyner. Besides her profession as a radio show host, she is also an actress, known for her appearance in Madea Goes to Jail in 2009.

Sybil Wilkes
Sybil attending the Soul Train Awards 2012 - Show alongside Tom Joyner, J. Anthony Brown. Photo: Isaac Brekken
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As an actress, she was featured in Madea Goes to Jail in 2009 and The Tom Joyner Sky Show in 2005. The celebrity has received several accolades for her work in the entertainment industry.

Sybil Wilkes profile summary

  • Birth name: Sybil Wilkes
  • Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
  • Profession: Radio personality, actress
  • Nationality: American
  • Net worth: $1.2 million

Sybil Wilkes biography

The radio host was born and brought up in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Sybil Wilkes birthday has not been disclosed because she prefers keeping her life private.

How old is Sybil Wilkes? The former radio personality stays away from the public eye, and therefore, Sybil Wilkes age is unknown.

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She is a graduate of Northwestern University, having received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Communication Studies from the institution. She also has an honorary Doctorate Degree from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina.


The radio personality started her radio career in 1985, working as a production assistant with the WKQX-FM in Chicago.

She later became a news manager and reporter at various radio stations such as WINK-AM/FM, Fort Myers, Florida; WRCC-FM, Cape Coral, Florida; and WCKZ-FM, Charlotte, North Carolina.

In 1989, she joined WGCI-AM/FM, Chicago, where she worked as a talk show host. One year later, she became a reporter for Chicago’s Shadow Traffic Network.

While working for Shadow, she delivered morning and afternoon drive traffic updates and worked as one of Tom Joyner’s WGCI-FM sidekicks.

Sybil Wilkes age
Sybil Wilkes posing for a photo for her Instagram account. Photo: Sybil Wilkes
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As a celebrated news and political journalist, she has interviewed influential personalities such as former American President Barrack Obama, Senator John Edwards, and former American President Bill Clinton.

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In 1996, she created Sybil’s Book Club, which features African-American authors at live events. This club also offers book lovers an opportunity to meet and engage with their favorite authors.

For her achievements, she has received several accolades, such as The President’s Award from the NAACP Image Awards.

She has been honoured as the national ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise Campaign.

Besides co-hosting The Tom Joyner Morning Show, she is also co-hosts an inspirational radio program alongside Pastor Frederick Haynes in Dallas on Sunday afternoons.

Wilkes also serves as both Executive Director of and talent, providing content across multiple platforms.

Is Sybil Wilkes married?

The Chicago native has not revealed much concerning her married life, but in 2015, she was pictured getting engaged.

Sybil Wilkes engaged

In 2015, photos of Sybil Wilkes engagement started doing rounds on the internet.

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How much is Sybil Wilkes worth?

Sybil Wilkes net worth
Sybil attending the Soul Train Awards 2012 - Show alongside Tom Joyner, J. Anthony Brown. Photo: Isaac Brekken
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Sybil Wilkes net worth is approximately 1.2 million dollars. From her career as a radio presenter, Sybil Wilkes salary is 90,000 dollars annually.

She is also engaged in other side hustles that have increased her fortune.

Sybil Wilkes is a radio personality who is well-known for being the former co-host of The Tom Joyner Morning Show alongside Tom Joyner. She has made tremendous achievements as a radio host and actress as well.

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