Chad Tucker Bio, Age, Family, Wife, WGHP-TV, Salary, Net Worth

Chad Tucker

Chad Tucker Biography

Chad Tucker is an American Emmy award-winning news anchor and reporter at WGHP, Fox 8 affiliate. He joined the station’s news team in June 2002 and he’s seen anchoring the 4 p.m. news and also reports for the 10 o’clock news.

Chad Tucker Age

Tucker was born in 1976 and he’s 45 years old as of 2022.

Chad Tucker Height

He stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Chad Tucker Education

Tucker attended East Carolina University in 1997 and graduated in 1999 with a BS in Communications. Still, at ECU, he also graduated with an MS in Instructional Technology. While in school he got recognized for volunteering with animal rescue groups, the arts, hospice and education and brought the last starting address for the East Carolina University School of Communication in 2005. Tucker shares what he knows and his journalism understanding in the classroom working as an adjunct professor of communications at Forsyth Technical Community College and Winston-Salem State University both in Winston-Salem.

Chad Tucker Family

To start with, Tucker’s family origin runs deep in American history and Stokes County. Through his patrilineal grandmother, Tucker is a 5th nephew of Charles King, his home, King’s Cabin, turned into the namesake of the City of King. Through his maternal grandfather, his forefathers include a signer of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Stone.

Chad Tucker Wife

He’s married to Meredith. She was born on 16, 1981, and she’s 41 years old as of 2022. During Tucker’s leisure time he loves traveling, biking and having a good time with family and their rescued dogs Lucy and Otis.

Chad Tucker Children

Meredith and his partner are proud parents of three children two girls and one boy. Their elder daughter is Pearl Monroe, Roe their second born was diagnosed with cancer.

Chad Tucker WGHP-TV

Tucker is a news anchor and reporter working at WGHP-TV. While at the station, he received an Emmy after his story on the historic Nancy Reynolds School in Stokes County was recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Science. Additionally, the story obtained Tucker’s top spot in education reporting from the (RTNDAC) Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas. RTNDAC as well awarded him double silver awards because of his spot news reporting in 2006 and education in 2008. In conclusion, he also got nominated for the Emmys because of spot news reporting in 2006 and 2012, for general assignment reporting on the escalating adoptions at the Stokes County Animal Shelter.

In the 2007 “The Best of Winston-Salem” awards, he was voted by Readers of Smitty’s Notes as one of the “top male TV news personalities.” Tucker together with his workmates at WNCT-TV received various awards, namely the Edward R. Murrow Award because of the uninterrupted coverage of Hurricane Floyd and the floods that came after in September 1999.

He started his television career during his time as a student at East Carolina University. After graduation, Tucker switched to the other side of the camera, anchoring and reporting the end-of-week news. After that, he worked for CBS affiliate WNCT-TV in Greenville, N.C where he was a news producer. Later, he was seen in the morning show at the station.

Tucker grew up in the Stokes County community of King, where he worked for WKTE-AM which was his first broadcasting job when he was 12 years old. Then, in high school he experienced journalism for the first time, writing for his homeland paper the previous King Times-News.

Tucker is an advocate for shelter pets, volunteers, together with animal saving groups to assist to bring realization to our community shelters and support adoptions of homeless animals. He made a Facebook page in 2009, named after his dog Otis, to assist in raising awareness of pets that can be adopted in community shelters through social media. He also reported widely on animal wellbeing and brutality cases and was the first to report on Susie, which was a mixed breed dog of 8-week-old that was found beaten and burnt in a Guilford County park in 2009, this resulted in assisting the build-up of North Carolina’s animal abuse law which currently holds her name.

When depressed southern drawl never gave away his Piedmont origin however, his character does. Tucker’s affinity for local community people, a desire for the history of North Carolina, family ancestry and a love of Andy Griffith Show repeats. Moreover, he has been an author of some regional history books on Stokes County and his native town King.

Chad Tucker Salary

He receives an estimated salary of $10,000 – $100,000.

Chad Tucker Net Worth

Tucker’s approximated net worth is $1 million – $5 million.

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