So, on 22 January 2023, Sandra Ali after more than a decade of anchoring at WDIV (Channel 4) announced she was leaving her job. Before this, she delivered the 6 pm and 11 pm news for Detroit’s WDIV every weekend for 13 years. In her goodbye to viewers, she said she is grateful for all of the lifelong friendships she made working at WDIV and that she is moving on to a wonderful, new opportunity next. So, like that, the 2002 Associated Press award recipient in her ways has been transparent about her professional life. Her personal life affair, on the other hand, has been quite under the radar, especially following her and her husband Shawn Ley’s seeming separation. Let us tell you more in this writing about Shawn called ‘WDIV Shawn Ley Bio’.
Meet Shawn Ley, Sandra Ali’s Husband
Sandra Ali married fellow journalist Shawn Ley in 2006 at the Hills Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The two met when Shawn took a job in Detroit, where Sandra lived and worked at the time. A year after their first encounter, they crossed paths again when Shawn stumbled upon Sandra’s house, which she had at the time put up for sale. It was Shawn who then took the unanticipated reunion as a sign to ask Sandra out. The latter agreed of course and here they are fast-forward to earl-2023, rumored to be separated.
The couple has four children. Their first son Roman was born in 2010. Then, came along their daughter, Isla, and after her the twins Grant and Tamer.
While adjusting to balancing their work and family responsibilities Shawn and his wife were often seen appreciating one another for their devotion to their marriage and the kids. Sandra also more than once praised her husband for dealing with all of their kids and their “dirty diapers” while also exceptionally maintaining his career.
Is Shawn Ley On WDIV Still Married?
When Shawn Ley’s mother passed back in 2020, her obituary no longer mentioned Shawn’s wife, despite mentioning his brother along with his wife. So, they likely separated before then.
Also, the next year, fans discussed not seeing the wedding ring on Sandra. That same year there was also the claim that the couple had filed for divorce in November 2019. So, as of now, they are believed to be keeping it a secret from the public.
As of January 2023, neither had confirmed nor denied a divorce.
Sandra’s last social media post of Shawn was in 2018, and Shawn also does not have any recent pictures of them on his account. They both however did continue sharing pictures of their children and work-related stuff.
But all of that seemed to be a thing of the past now as Sandra no longer has the “wife” title on her social media bio. For some time now, she has been going around just as “Mama to 4 Babies + Twin Boys”.
Shawn Ley Age
Shawn Ley was born in 1968. So, he turned 54 years old in 2022.
Shawn Ley Family
Shawn Ley’s mother Sandra Lee Ley is no more. She passed away from natural causes on 19 April 2020 at the age of 77.
Besides Shawn, Sandra is survived by her husband Paul Thomas Ley, and her other son Bryon of Columbus. Bryon at the time of his mother’s death was married to Megan Christine Ley (who turned 48 in August 2021).
Shawn’s dad, a former chauffeur at One Lincoln Park, turned 81 years old in November 2022. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native also went to North Catholic High School and the University of Dayton back in the day.
Shawn’s brother Bryon Paul Ley, on the other hand, turned 56 years old in June 2022. While based in Lewis Center, Ohio, he had been working as a sales director at Science and Medicine Group since April 2022. Like his dad, he went to the University of Dayton where he got his B.A. in Communication (1984 – 1988).
Is Shawn Ley On Instagram?
Indeed. Shawn Ley could be found on Instagram @shawnleylive with 1,715 posts and 4,132 followers as of 25 January 2023. He claimed “Got more news than I’ve got grey hairs, and that’s a lot because I’ve got my share” here and also on his Bio on Twitter @ShawnLeyLive. He entertained 7,968 followers here with his tweets.
Shawn also was followed by some 11,401 people on Facebook.
Shawn Ley Weight Loss
The WDIV’s very favorite Shawn’s journey with weight loss is something that many people praised him on. It is a weight loss journey from not long ago (2022). He followed his wife’s footsteps and lost a massive amount of weight in a short time. Both worked under the same dietician and trainer. And so at the end of it, he lost likely around 30-40 pounds of his weight while his wife lost even more, 50 pounds, in 2 months period.
How Much Is Shawn Ley’s Net Worth
Shawn Ley reportedly had close to $300K net worth as of January 2023.
As an Emmy award-winning journalist, Shawn has been with Local 4 News for more than a decade now. In his career, he was honored with three Michigan Association of Broadcasters “Reporter of the Year” awards. In 2021, under his tenure, WDIV was also named Michigans’s station of the year.
His breaking news has also been seen on Houston’s KPRC-TV, Jacksonville’s WJXT-TV, Orlando’s WKMG-TV, Chicopee’s WWLP-TV, Portsmouth’s WAVY-TV, and Amarillo’s KAMR-TV and KCIT-TV.
When Is Shawn Ley’s Birthday?
Shawn Ley’s birthday is on December 23rd and that makes him a Capricorn.
Shawn Ley was born and brought up in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. As of January 2023 though, he had been calling Detroit, Michigan his home.
Shawn Ley stands above 6 feet in height. He appears way younger and fitter than his age and that is because he knows just well the importance of staying healthy.