John Pruitt Biography
John Pruitt is an American 10-time Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter working for WSB-TV since joining the station in the year 1994. He currently works on political commentaries and special projects for the station. His most recent position was as a news anchor for the 6 pm and 11 pm newscasts.
John Pruitt Age
Pruitt likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year he was born. However, he might be in his 60s.
John Pruitt Height
Pruitt stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
John Pruitt Family
Pruitt 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 Pruitt has any siblings.
John Pruitt Wife
Pruitt is married to Andrea. The couple has been in marriage for over 45 years. They take great pride in being mom and dad to their two daughters. Also, they feel proud of being grandma and grandpa to their six grandchildren.
John Pruitt Net Worth
Pruitt has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter.
John Pruitt Salary
Pruitt earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
John Pruitt Education
Pruitt is a proud alumnus of Davidson College and Georgia School of Journalism. He graduated from Davidson College with a degree in history. From Presbyterian College, he graduated with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Service in the year 2004.
John Pruitt Career
Pruitt works on political commentaries and special projects for WSB-TV. He retired from being an anchor at the end of the year 2010, ending his 41 years as a late news anchor. He marked his 50th year in television journalism in the year 2014.
Pruitt started his TV career as a cameraman, as well as reporter, reporting on major civil rights stories around the South. He worked as an infantry lieutenant from the year 1965 to the year 1967 in the U.S. Army in Fort Gordon, Georgia, and Seoul, South Korea. He joined WSB-TV in the year 1967 and continued with his career in reporting, and was eventually transitioned to weekend news anchor. In the year 1973, he began anchoring the 6 pm and 11 pm newscasts at the station. He then moved to WXIA-TV still there in Atlanta in the year 1978, to work as an evening news anchor. In 1994, Pruitt rejoined WSB-TV and began anchoring the 6 and 11 pm newscasts.
For his work as an anchor and reporter, he holds numerous awards. He holds 10 Emmy Awards, including Best Documentary and Best Male Anchor. He also holds the 5 Sigma Delta Chi Quill Awards and the Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Radio Arts and Sciences. For his coverage of a north Georgia airliner crash and Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign, he won the UPI Award. He holds the Georgia Winner Award for Public Service, Father of the Year Award, and a Pioneer Broadcaster Award from the University of Georgia journalism school. He also holds the Distinguished Achievement in Broadcasting Award from DiGammaKappa at the University of Georgia School of Journalism, received in the year 2006. Pruitt has also been inducted into the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, as well as the Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame.
Pruitt has covered everything from the presidential campaigns and the gubernatorial of Jimmy Carter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral to the Civil Rights Movement. Also, he has covered the kidnapping of heiress Barbara Jane Mackle in 1968, the first flight of Lockheed’s C5 Galaxy, the San Francisco Bay-area earthquake in the year 1989, and the bombing of the United States Marine barracks in Beirut, in 1983. The other breaking stories that he has covered include the presidential inaugurations of Presidents Clinton and Carter, the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th, and 11 Republican and Democratic conventions.
Pruitt is a board member of The Nature Conservancy of Georgia, as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). He is also actively involved in Fix Georgia Pets and other charitable organizations. He is an avid lover of animals and owns numerous dogs including a diabetic golden retriever rescued in the year 2013, named Toby.
John Pruitt WSB
Pruitt is currently working at WSB where he works alongside other famous WSB anchors and reporters including;
- Fred Blankenship
- Linda Stouffer
- Sophia Choi
- Justin Wilfon
- Alison Mastrangelo
- Zach Klein
- Eboni Deon
- Brad Nitz
- Brian Monahan
- Glenn Burns
- Justin Farmer
- Jorge Estevez
- Wendy Corona