Without any iota of doubt, Yolanda McClary is a woman who has it all and you wouldn’t have to search hard to find why this is so. She is a forensic scientist and a former investigator for the Las Vegas Police Department. Besides that, she is also a well-known reality star who rose to stardom as a result of her role on the hit crime investigating show, Cold Justice.
Many questions have been asked about Yolanda since she became famous. Apart from how old she is, fans have indicated their genuine interest in knowing just how much wealth she has succeeded in acquiring over the years. Apart from that, they want to know if she has a husband and who her children are. To find out more facts about her family life, keep scrolling down for answers.
Biography & Age – Who Is Yolanda McClary?
As stated earlier, Yolanda McClary is a former crime scene investigator and currently a famous reality TV star. She was born as Yolanda Anna Gonzalez on August 20, 1964, in Germany. Not much is known as regards her parent except the fact that her dad was a psychologist who worked and served in the German military for some time. It is also believed that he was the inspiration behind Yolanda’s decision of choosing a career as a crime investigator. In 1959, her parents decided to migrate to the United States and being the little girl she was, she had to move with them. Speaking about her educational qualifications; she is a graduate of Arts from the College of Southern Nevada.
After completion of her studies at the College of Southern Nevada, she opted to further her studies at the Institute of Applied Science where she eventually graduated with a degree in Forensic Science. Upon completion of her studies, she got a job as a forensic investigator for the Las Vegas Police Department. She served in this capacity for ten years until she was promoted to the position of Forensic Specialist simply because of her success in matching evidence to several people, thereby leading to a series of solved cases. For 16 years, she held dearly to that position until she decided to retire from the ever-buzzing Las Vegas police scenery, having been highly involved in over 7000 investigations – many of which were solved successfully.
Following retirement from the police department, she was approached by TNT and later offered a contract binding her to feature as a consultant on its unscripted true crime series Cold Justice. On the show, she played the role of solving unresolved criminal cases using her experience and unique ability. Within a short period of time, she became one of the most popular figures on the show; she was so popular to the point that when TNT refused to renew the show, leading to its purchase by Oxygen and she was retained. In 2017, after her fifth season on the show, she decided to leave the series so as to focus more on her family.
What Is Her Net Worth?
Yolanda McClary has an estimated net worth valued at $1 Million. As expected, she accumulated most of that stake during her 26-year career as a forensic specialist for the Las Vegas Police Department. During her active days, she earned a whopping annual salary of $56,000, besides other side remuneration and benefits
She is also known to have earned a large sum of money for her involvement in the hit series Cold Justice, however not much is known in terms of specifics.
Her Husband and Children
It really is no news that this former Las Vegas Police veteran is a happily married woman. Nonetheless, the question on the lips of many in this regard revolves around the lucky man she has chosen to call her man. In a bid to answer that question and put you out of your current guessing state, let’s start by spilling the name of her husband – Michael Kelly McClary.
Due to their desire for privacy, there is literally no information as to how they met each other or when they got engaged. Nevertheless, it is a known fact that they tied the knot on the 27th of September 1990 and have been together ever since. Their marriage is blessed with 2 children – a daughter and a son. As they get ready for their 30th wedding anniversary, all we can do is wish them more happiness and joy in their marriage.