Chad Tucker Biography and Wiki
Chad Tucker is an Emmy award-winning journalist and author working as an anchor and reporter at WGHP-TV FOX 8 News. She joined Fox 8 in 2002.
Chad Tucker Age and Birthday
Chad was born on May 12, 1976, in King, North Carolina, United States of America. He is 45 years old as of 2021. He will be 46 years old in 2022. His birth sign is Taurus.
Chad Tucker Height and Weight
Tucker appears to be quite tall according to his photos. He stands at an average height and has a moderate weight. Unfortunately, Details about his full body measurements are currently under review.
Chad Tucker Education
Tucker received his first taste of journalism while in high school, writing for the defunct King Times-News, his hometown daily. Chad began his television career as a news producer for CBS station WNCT-TV in Greenville, N.C., while a student at East Carolina University. Chad graduated from East Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in instructional technology.
Chad Tucker Family
Chad is the author of several regional history books on Stokes County and King, where he grew up. His ancestors have profound roots in both Stokes County and American history. He is a fifth-great nephew of Charles King, whose home, King’s Cabin, became the namesake of the City of King, through his paternal grandmother. Thomas Stone, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is a descendant of his maternal grandfather.
Chad Tucker Wife
Chad is married to Meredith Tucker. The couple has two daughters. They like to bike, travel, and spend time with their rescued dogs, Otis and Lucy.
Chad Tucker Fox 8 – Career
Chad was awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in January 2010 for his story about the historic Nancy Reynolds School in Stokes County. The Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas awarded him first prize in education reporting for the piece (RTNDAC). Chad has received two silver prizes from RTNDAC for his education reporting in 2008 and spot news reporting in 2006. In 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy for spot news reporting, and in 2012, he was nominated for general assignment reporting on increased adoptions at the Stokes County Animal Shelter.
In the 2007 “The Best of Winston-Salem” awards, readers of Smitty’s Notes named Chad one of the “best male TV news personalities.” Chad and his colleagues at WNCT-TV received multiple honors, including the Edward R. Murrow Award for continuous coverage of Hurricane Floyd and the ensuing floods in September 1999.
Chad is a shelter pet advocate that works with animal rescue organizations to raise awareness of local shelters and encourage abandoned animals to be adopted. At 2009, he started a Facebook page called Otis for Adoptable Pets to assist raise awareness of adoptable pets in local shelters using social media. He has covered animal welfare and cruelty issues extensively, and he was the first to report on Susie, an 8-week-old mixed breed dog found battered and burned on fire in a Guilford County park in 2009. Susie’s narrative aided in the strengthening of North Carolina’s animal abuse statute, which is now named after her.
Chad has been honored for his work with animal rescue organizations, the arts, hospice, and education, and in 2005 he gave the autumn commencement address at East Carolina University’s School of Communication. As an adjunct professor of communications at Winston-Salem State University and Forsyth Technical Community College, both in Winston-Salem, he imparts his experience and knowledge of journalism in the classroom. Chad’s personality, if not his mild southern drawl, reveals his Piedmont heritage. He has a soft spot for small-town people, as well as an interest in North Carolina history, family genealogy, and Andy Griffith Show repeats.
Chad Tucker Salary
According to FOX 8 estimates, Tucker receives an annual salary ranging from $27,700 – $78,800. His contract with the exact figures is yet to be released.
Chad Tucker Net Worth
Tucker has a net worth of $250,000. This amount is from his extensive career among other investments.