Kathy Reichs Age, Husband, Net Worth, Kids, Books, Bio

Born on 7 July 1948, Kathy Reichs is today known as one of the best novelists and forensic anthropologists of all time. Currently, she lives in America with her husband, Paul Aivars Reichs. She has two beautiful daughters – Kerry Reichs and Courtney Reichs, and one son – Brendan Reichs, which makes a family of five.

She attended the American University, earning a B.A. degree, and later went to Northwestern University to pursue her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees.

Over time, she has worked on a number of research papers that are praised by many known novelists and anthropologists. Today, her net worth is in the millions. Read the article till the end to learn more about Kathy Reichs.

Real NameDr. Kathleen Joan Toelle Reichs
NicknameKathy Reichs
ProfessionNovelist and Forensic Anthropologist
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 July 1948
Age (as of 2023)74 Years
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, the United States of America
HometownIllinois, USA
Zodiac SignCancer
SchoolNot available
College/UniversityAmerican University, Northwestern University
Educational QualificationB.A., M.A. and PhD
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170
in meters- 1.70
in feet inches- 5'7"
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 58 kg
in pounds- 128 lbs
Hair ColourBlonde
Award(s)Ellis Award for best novel in 1997
Relationships & Affairs
Marital statusMarried
HusbandPaul Aivars Reichs
ParentsFather- N/A
Mother- N/A
SiblingsDeborah Miner
ChildrenSon- Brendan Reichs
Daughter- Kerry Reichs, Courtney Reichs
Net Worth [approx.]$10 million
Social Media

Early Life and Family

Kathy Reichs was born in 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States of America. During those years, her father worked as a meatpacking company manager, and her mother was a homemaker who used to host her book-club radio show.

Her family supported her in exploring her interest in science. Kathy was so talented that she wrote her book at only nine. 


Talking about her education, not much about her schooling is available on the Internet. After schooling, she pursued her Bachelor of Arts degree from American University.

In 1971, she earned her degree with a major in anthropology. A year later, she completed her Master of Arts in physical anthropology from Northwestern University, and in 1975, she earned her Ph.D. degree in physical anthropology while raising her three children. There’s no doubt that she’s a strong woman. 

Kathy Reichs’s Career

Since graduating from Northwestern University, she has taught at several universities, including Northern Illinois University, the University of Pittsburgh, Concordia University, and McGill University. Not only that, but she has also consulted for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina.

Other than that, she has also appeared in Tanzania to testify at the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and assisted Clyde Snow and the Foundation for Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology in an exhumation in the area of Lake Atitlan in the highlands of southwest Guatemala and what not!

Previously, she was a member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team that was assigned to assist in the World Trade Center disaster.

However, later, she applied for the professor position at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and got appointed for the same. She has also worked on academic books.

Some of her best works include the Reichs, Kathleen J. (October 1993) Quantified Comparison of frontal sinus patterns by Means of computed tomography” and “Forensic Osteology: Advances in the Identification of Human Remains.”

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Relationship, Husband, and Children

At the age of only 19, Kathy Reichs married Paul Aivars Reichs, an attorney and captain in the Marine Corps. She has two daughters – Kerry Reichs and Courtney Reichs, and one son – Brendan Reichs. Together, they make a family of five.

Physical Appearance

Regarding physical appearance, Kathy Reichs is quite beautiful and has blonde hair. Her smile suits her personality, and she has beautiful eyes. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 58 kg.

Net Worth of Kathy Reichs

According to reports, Kathy Reichs, the American crime writer and forensic anthropologist, have a net worth of approximately $10 million. Over the years, she has accumulated huge wealth, all thanks to her successful career.

Interesting Facts about Kathy Reichs

  • When she was 19 years old, she married Paul Reichs, an attorney, and captain in the Marine Corps.
  • Kathy Reichs is one of only 100 forensic anthropologists who have been certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology.
  • She is known for her Temperance Brennan series, including Deja Dead and Death du Jour.

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