Chad Tucker Biography, Age, Father, Wife, FOX8 And Salary

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Chad Tucker Biography

Chad Tucker is an American Emmy Award-winning television journalist and author.  He joined the WGHP-TV family in Winston-Salem/Greensboro, North Carolina in June 2002 and today reports for the 10 o’clock newscasts.

Chad Tucker

He grew up in the Stokes County community of King, where at the age of 12 he landed his first broadcasting job as a radio announcer for WKTE-AM. He got his first taste of journalism while in high school, writing for his hometown paper, the former King Times-News. Chad has received many honors and awards; most recently an Emmy in January of 2010 for his reporting.

Chad Tucker Age

Chad was born in 1976 in  North Carolina. He is 43 years old as of 2019. 

Chad Tucker Family | Chad Tucker Parents| Chad tucker Father

Chad was born in North Carolina. He is the son of a single mother and  his father Mark Joyce who died in a car accident two days before Christmas in 1976. His father was driving to work when he crossed the center line in a curve, hitting his aunt and her children, who just happened to be traveling in the opposite direction. Chad’s father dies when he was 20 years old and chad was 7 months old. He Grew up knowing his  father from the stories from his family. Years later,Chad’s mother married another man from King who happened to be Chad’s step- father.

His step father raised him as his own son, teaching him all the things a boy loves, like how to fish and play ball. More important, he taught him life lessons on kindness, giving and hope. He did not teach him these lessons with words but with actions.

Chad’s step father was an auto mechanic who worked daily with his hands.  He built his own business and gave back to the community. When school groups or little-league teams needed funding or sponsorships, Chad’s step-faterh supported them. When a team couldn’t afford its jerseys, he bought them  which taught him and his half-brother a lesson in generosity. Just before Christmas each year Chad’s step-father would give him and his half brother $100 each to buy toys. They had a blast buying toys that were not for them, but for the foster kids in their community. Those toys taught Chad the lesson of giving. One spring, Chad remembered his stepfather, a gentle giant, fostering bunnies after their mother was killed in the road. He learned a lot about responsibility from helping take care of those bunnies. Though many view it as dangerous today,his stepfather stopped to help people stranded on the side of the road  every time. Chad’s step-father never ignored beggars on the street, giving to them every time. He never worried about the dangers of stopping to help or giving to someone in need  he always said the odds are greater that they’re hurting. Those actions taught Chad kindness.

Chad’s stepfather began hurting in the late 1980s. Constant headaches revealed to doctors a malignant brain tumor. Multiple surgeries and radiation treatments would only extend his life, not save it. In the shadows of a dark reality, with his faith he remained strong. That taught Chad the lesson of hope. He never flinched in those shadows and lived each day to the fullest. He smiled, even with pain, which taught him the lesson of perseverance.

On a cold January morning in 1991, snow was predicted. School was canceled in anticipation of a winter storm. Chad, her mother and his half-brother stood quietly around their stepfather’s bed as he passed away next to a window filled with cloudy skies in our home. The moment he left was peaceful, much like the life he lived.

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. Through his maternal grandfather, his ancestry includes Thomas Stone, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Chad Tucker Wife

Chad is a husband and father.  He is married to  Meredith. The couple daughters Carson Parry and younger sister Pearl Monroe, both family names. Chad shares his day-to-day life on social media to thousands of followers. Pictures of his family, especially his daughters amusing antics, garner hundreds of likes and comments.

Chad Tucker Photos

Chad Tucker FOX8

Chad joined the FOX8 family in June 2002 and today anchors the 4 p.m. news and reports for the 10 o’clock news. He began his television career while a student at East Carolina University, as a news producer for CBS affiliate WNCT-TV in Greenville, N.C. Chad earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in instructional technology from East Carolina. After graduation, he turned to the other side of the camera, reporting and anchoring the weekend news, then the morning show for WNCT.

Chad received an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science for his story on the historic Nancy Reynolds School in Stokes County in January of 2010.  The story also earned him first place in education reporting by the Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas (RTNDAC). In 2008  RTNDAC awarded Chad two silver awards for his reporting in education  and spot news reporting in 2006. He also received an Emmy nomination for spot news reporting in 2006 and general assignment reporting on increased adoptions at the Stokes County Animal Shelter in 2012.

Readers of Smitty’s Notes voted Chad one of the “best male TV news personalities” in the 2007 “The Best of Winston-Salem” awards. Chad and his colleagues at WNCT-TV won numerous awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award for continuous coverage of Hurricane Floyd and the floods that followed in September 1999

Chad Tucker Salary

Chad has never disclosed her annual salary.

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