Chad Tucker Bio, Wiki
Chad Tucker is an American Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter working for FOX 8 WGHP in Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He joined the station in June 2002.
Chad Tucker Age, Birthday
Tucker is 45 years old as of 2021. He was born on May 12, 1976, in North Carolina, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 12th of May every year.
Chad Tucker Height, measurements
Tucker stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Chad Tucker Family, mother, parents
Tucker was raised with a single mom, whose names are unknown at the moment. His father, Mark Joyce passed away in a car accident on December 23, 1976. He was driving on his way to work and then crossed the center line in a curve, hitting his aunt and her children, who happened to be traveling in the opposite direction. He died at the age of 20, and Tucker was 7 months old at the time. As a result, Tucker grew up without seeing his father but he knew his father from the stories of his family. A few years after Turker’s father’s death, Tucker’s mom married another man, who happened to be Tucker’s stepfather. Tucker has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his siblings or step-siblings.
Chad Tucker Stepfather
Tucker’s stepfather’s names are unknown. Growing up, Tucker’s stepdad treated Tucker as his own son and taught him all the things a boy loves, like how to play ball and fish, and life lessons and moral virtues like giving, kindness, and hope. Tucker’s stepdad worked as an auto mechanic, who built his own business and gave back to the community. He supported school groups or little-league teams by providing funds and sponsorships. Tucker says that his stepfather was so good and kindhearted that he could never ignore beggars on the street.
Chad Tucker Wife, married, wedding
Tucker is married to his lovely spouse, Meredith Tucker, a beauty enthusiast. They tied the knot in May 2012. On May 13, 2021, Tucker posted a pic of her and her husband on her Instagram page celebrating their 9th marriage anniversary.
Chad Tucker Children, daughters, son
Tucker and his wife, Meredith Tucker, take great pride in being mom and dad to their 3 children; Carson Parry (daughter), Pearl Monroe (daughter), and Franklin Reeves (son). Carson Parry is the firstborn, Pearl Monroe the secondborn, and Franklin Reeves the third and the last born. Tucker often posts the pics of his wife and children on his Instagram page. When Tucker is not working, he likes traveling, biking, or spending precious time with his wife and children, as well as their rescued dogs Lucy and Otis.
Chad Tucker Net Worth
Tucker has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter.
Chad Tucker Salary
Tucker earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Chad Tucker Education
Tucker is a proud alumnus of East Carolina University. He graduated from the university in the year 2002 with a Master of Science (M.S.) IN Instructional Technology, as well as a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Chad Tucker Career
Tucker works as a News Anchor/Reporter at FOX 8 WGHP in Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He started his TV career at WNCT-TV(CBS affiliate) in Greenville, North Carolina, where he served as a news producer. During this time, he was still a student in college. While at WNCT, Tucker and his team won multiple awards. One of the awards was the Edward R. Murrow Award, which was for continuous coverage of Hurricane Floyd, following the floods in September of 1999. Upon graduation from the university, he began working as a reporter and anchor of the weekend news, then the morning newscasts at WNCT. From WNCT, he now joined FOX 8 WGHP.
Tucker got his first broadcasting job at the age of 12, where he worked for WKTE-AM as a radio announcer. His first taste of journalism came while in high school, where he wrote for his hometown paper, the former King Times-News.
Tucker is an advocate for shelter pets and volunteers with animal rescue groups for the purpose of bringing awareness to local shelters and promoting the adoption of homeless animals. He created a Facebook page in the year 2009 and named it after his dog Otis. The purpose of the Facebook page was to assist in increasing awareness of adoptable pets in local shelters via social media. Tucker has done extensive reports on animal welfare and cruelty cases. He was the first to cover the story of an 8-week-old mixed breed dog named Susie, which was found beaten and set on fire in a Guilford County park in the year 2009. This story strengthened North Carolina’s animal abuse law which currently bears her name.
Tucker was recognized for being a volunteer with animal rescue groups, hospice, the arts, and education. In the year 2005, he delivered the fall commencement address for the East Carolina University School of Communication. Tucker works as an adjunct professor of communications at Forsyth Technical Community College and Winston-Salem State University, where his work is based on sharing experience and journalism knowledge.
Chad Tucker Author
Other than working as a journalist, Tucker is also an author, who has written a number of regional history books on Stokes County and his hometown of King.
Chad Tucker King NC
Tucker’s ancestry includes a signer of the Declaration of Independence (Thomas Stone), i.e. through his maternal grandfather. Through his paternal grandmother, he is a fifth-great nephew of Charles King, whose home, King’s Cabin, became the namesake of the City of King.
Chad Tucker FOX 8
Tucker serves at FOX 8 WGHP in Greensboro, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina as a News Anchor/Reporter. He reports the 10 o’clock newscasts on FOX 8 News. Also, he anchors the 4 p.m. newscasts. While at FOX 8 WGHP, he has won several awards and honors. The National Academy of Television Arts and Science awarded him an Emmy Award in January of 2010. This was for his story on the historic Nancy Reynolds School in Stokes County. The same story also made him first place in education reporting by RTNDAC (the Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas). RTNDAC awarded him 2 silver awards; for his reporting on education in the year 2008, and in the year 2006 for spot news reporting.
Additionally, in the year 2006, Tucker won an Emmy nomination for general assignment reporting on increased adoptions at the Stokes County Animal Shelter, as well as spot news reporting. In the year 2007, Tucker was voted one of the “best male TV news personalities” by the readers of Smitty’s Notes and won “The Best of Winston-Salem” awards.
Tucker is currently working at FOX 8 WGHP where he works alongside other famous FOX 8 WGHP anchors and reporters including;
- Bob Buckley
- Cindy Farmer
- Michael Hennessey
- Brad Jones
- Rasheeda Kabba
- Neill McNeill
- Katie Nordeen
- Melissa Painter
- Shannon Smith
- Natalie Wilson
- Van Denton
- Tom Britt
Chad Tucker Social Media Platforms
Tucker is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 34.1k followers on Instagram.