Chad Pergram Biography
Chad Pergram is an American journalist who serves as a congressional correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He began working for the network in September 2007 and is currently stationed in Washington, D.C.
Chad Pergram Age
Pergram is 53 years old as of 2022. He was born on March 5, 1969, in the USA. He celebrates his birthday on the 5th of March every year.
Chad Pergram Height
Pergram stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.8 meters)
Chad Pergram Family
Pergram has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Chad has any siblings.
Chad Pergram Wife
Pergram is happily married to the love of his life Carrie Giddins Pergram a Political Consultant and a Professor of Political Communications. The two got married in November 2011 in an intimate, private wedding ceremony.
Chad Pergram Net Worth
Pergram has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Chad Pergram Salary
Pergram earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Chad Pergram Education
Pergram, a native of Jacksonburg, OH, graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in communication (Ohio). He lived across the street from future Speaker of the House and Republican vice presidential contender Paul Ryan during his time there.
Chad Pergram Career
Before joining the Cincinnati Public Radio-operated WMUB-FM in Oxford, OH, he worked as a reporter at WKRC-AM in Cincinnati and WKRC-TV, the ABC affiliate at the time. He covered the first congressional campaign of then-unknown John Boehner, who would later become Speaker of the House, while at WKRC-AM.
The Ohio Associated Press honored him Best Radio Reporter in 1992. On January 6th, 2021, Pergram reported live from inside the Capitol building as it was surrounded by rioters. Pergram, who was barricaded in the basement, broadcast important minute-by-minute updates on the situation for fifteen hours until the building was secured over the radio.
He was also a mainstay of FNC’s coverage of President Trump’s first and second impeachments, breaking down the procedural issues and offering timely analysis. FNC’s unique coverage of the impeachment hearings exceeded all broadcast and cable news coverage, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Pergram previously worked as a senior Capitol Hill producer, covering events such as the 2010 and 2018 midterm elections, Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings, the 2016 presidential election cycle, and various legislative milestones and showdowns, such as the 2010 passage of both the Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform, the 2011 debt-ceiling fight, and tax reform in 2017, among others.
Pergram has developed a unique competence in House and Senate procedure, particularly the workings of appropriations, intelligence, and foreign policy, as a result of his years of reporting. In 2017, a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress just blocks from Pergram’s home in Alexandria, Virginia, critically wounding then-House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and injuring several others before of the annual Congressional game.
Pergram was the first to report on the story when it broke and stayed with it throughout Scalise’s rehabilitation. Pergram worked as a reporter for Capitol News Connection before joining FNC in September 2007. He also worked as a Senate producer for C-SPAN and produced and anchored newscasts for NPR in Washington.
Chad Pergram Awards
For his coverage of outgoing House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, he won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in reporting in 2007. (R-TX).
Pergram had won the Joan S. Barone Honor for Excellence in National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcast from the Radio/Television Correspondents Association the year before for his Washington-based broadcasts, making him the youngest recipient of the award.
In 2020, Pergram got the award for the second time, making him one of the few journalists to accomplish so. He was selected a top 50 journalist of the year by the Washingtonian in 2009.
Chad Pergram FOX News
Pergram works at Fox News alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Marc Siegel
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Ashley Strohmier