Maia Chaka Biography, NFL Official, Age, Family, and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Maia Chaka. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Chaka do for a living?
  2. Who are Chaka’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Chaka’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Chaka married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Chaka have any children?
  6. Where is Chaka now?
  7. How tall is Chaka?
  8. How much money does Chaka earn?
  9. What is Chaka’s net worth?

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 Who is Maia Chaka?

Maia Chaka is a well-known official in the National Football League, wearing uniform No. 100. Chaka is the first black woman employed as an on-field official by the NFL. As a native of Rochester, New York, she became the league’s third female on-field official after Shannon Eastin and Sarah Thomas.

Maia Chaka Career

Officiating career

Maia started officiating at high school football games in Virginia in 2007. She then officiated the Virginia State High School Championship Game hosted in Charlottesville, Virginia at UVA Scott Stadium on the campus of the University of Virginia, by 2009. Chaka started officiating Division I football with Conference USA in 2011. She then served as an official for the 2012 Fight Hunger Bowl, together with Thomas. In 2014, she joined the Officiating Development Program for the NFL.

In 2018, she started working regular season Pac-12 games. She later started officiating NCAA Division I women’s basketball in 2019. Maia was the lead linesman, in the 2020/2021 Pac-12 season, including at the 2021 Senior Bowl. She earned her promotion as an on-field official for the National Football League on March 5, 2021. Chaka’s first NFL game as a line judge was between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets on September 12, 2021.

Education and non-officiating career

Maia graduated in 2000 from the Edison Career & Technology High School, Rochester. In 2006, Chaka graduated from Norfolk State University. She then started her career in education as a health and physical education teacher at Virginia Beach Central Academy in 2006 which then became Renaissance Academy.

Chaka later founded G.E.M.S. (Girls with Empowering Minds and Spirits), a club designed to promote self-esteem, academic achievement, and educational encouragement, in 2008. In 2021, following 15 years with Renaissance Academy, she accepted the position of Student Success Coordinator with An Achievable Dream Academy in Virginia Beach.

A photo of Maia Chaka
A photo of Maia Chaka

How old is Maia Chaka?

Maia Chaka is aged 40 to 41 years as of 2022, having been born in 1981 to 1982 in Rochester, New York, U.S. She was born the same year as famous people including Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Chris Evans, Meghan Markle, Justin Timberlake, Serena Williams, Krysten Ritter, Elijah Wood, and Natalie Portman, among others.

Maia Chaka Family

Who are Maia Chaka’s parents?

Maia Chaka was born to her black parents in Rochester, New York, where she was brought up. She has not shared information about her family and parents with the media.

Does Maia Chaka have siblings?

Chaka was born to her parents into a family of three children, having two siblings, an older sister and a younger brother. She has not shared their information with the media as of date.

Maia Chaka Education

Chaka attended Edison Career &Technology High School in Rochester, graduating in 2000. She then joined Norfolk State University, where she graduated in 2006, with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education K-12.

Maia Chaka Interests

She founded G.E.M.S. (Girls with Empowering Minds and Spirits) in 2008, which is a club aimed to promote self-esteem, academic achievement, and educational encouragement.

Maia Chaka Boyfriend

Chaka is currently single and not married, and keeps a low profile in her personal life. She has not shared any information with the media and has not been linked to any relationship, taking time to focus on her career.

Maia Chaka Children

Chaka has never been married in her life and is currently focusing on her career, and therefore does not have any children of her own.

Maia Chaka Height

Chaka has a stunning, beautiful and curvaceous body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m) and a weight of 55 kg (121 lbs).

Maia Chaka Net Worth

American official in the National Football League, Chaka has been active in her officiating career from 2007 to the present. She wears uniform No. 100 and earns a salary of $205,000 having garnered an estimated net worth of around $300K as of 2022.