Chad Pergram Biography
Chad Pergram is an award-winning journalist in Washington, D.C. He is a political reporter at Fox News, the chief correspondent for Capitol News. He covers Congress for FOX News. He’s won an Edward R. Murrow Award and the Joan Barone Award for his reporting on Capitol Hill.
Pergram is a native of Jacksonburg, OH, the state’s smallest incorporated village, population: 52. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Miami University (Ohio) in 1991 and a master’s degree in Communication from Miami in 1993. He teaches a seminar in Washington for his alma mater on the confluence of media and politics.
Chad Pergram Education
Pergram attended Miami University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1991. He later earned his Master’s degree in Communication from Miami in 1993.
Chad Pergram Age
He was born in 1969 and is a native of Jackson burg ,Ohio ,one of the states smallest incorporated villages.
Chad Pergram Wife
He is married to Carrie Giddins they got married in November 2011. She is a political consultant and professor o political communications.
Chad Pergram kids
As of now, Chad and Carrie enjoy around eight years of long marital life with no issues of divorce or separation issues. The journalist is yet to open up his plans of welcoming children.
Chad Pergram Height
He stand on an average height of 5 ft 7.
Chad Pergram Interests
He enjoys snow skiing; he has skied various locations in the Alps as well as the Canadian Rockies. He also has a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Chad Pergram Career
He began his career in journalism when he was in high school. He worked as an intern, reporter, and anchor at WKRC-AM in Cincinnati. He then joined public radio station WMUB in Oxford, Ohio. He became Senate producer for C-SPAN in 1993, after which he produced and anchored newscasts for NPR in Washington. Pergram was a reporter for Capitol News Connection prior to joining Fox News Channel, in September 2007, as the senior producer for the House of Representatives.
Pergram covered stories that made national news, including Robert Mapplethorpe photo exhibit trial, Pete Rose’s banishment from the MLB, and the impeachment of Bill Clinton.
On Capitol Hill, Chad enjoys doing stories that allow the listener to “look beneath the Dome to see how the machinery of Congress works”. In March 2007, he won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in reporting for his coverage of outgoing House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX).
He also specializes in producing sound-rich features. In particular, he has compiled several “day-in-the-life” reports, detailing what lawmakers do all day (Pergram had to go running at 4:45 a.m. with one senator in 20-degree weather). He also prepared an audio diary of President Bush’s inauguration and assembled a behind-the-scenes
look at both political conventions.
Chad is the self-proclaimed “genesis” of Miami’s Inside Washington Program – one of the premier study programs at the University. The Inside Washington Program gives students the opportunity to meet the movers and shakers of Washington, D.C.
and intern in a world-class environment only the nation’s capital can provide. The program focuses on topics in Political Science, Communications, and Journalism; however, it is open to undergraduates and graduate students from any major or academic division.
In 1998, the program started as a summer internship program and in the fall of 2007, the university approved a pilot fall semester based program which was extremely successful. The university will send students out in the spring of 2009 for another semester-based program and beginning in 2010 the program will expand to a full year program mirroring the highly acclaimed Miami Luxembourg Study Abroad Program. The Inside Washington Program is now approaching its 10-
Chad Pergram Networth
Pergram’s net worth is reported to be around $1.5 million, whereas earns his annual salary leis in between $91 thousand to $99 thousand.
Chad Pergram Awards
He was named the Best Radio Reporter by the Ohio Associated Press in 1992. 2006 he received the Joan S. Barone Award for Excellence in National Affairs/ Public Broadcast Journalism. It is considered one of the most prestigious awards reporting on Capitol Hill.
March 2006, Pergram’s colleagues and co-workers at the Radio/Television Correspondents Association saluted him with the Joan
S. Barone Award for Excellence in National Affairs/Public Broadcast Journalism. It’s the most prestigious prize for Washington-based broadcast reporting. Previous recipients include Tim Russert, Bob Schieffer, Nina Totenberg and Roger Mudd. Pergram was the youngest recipient of the award and the first radio reporter to be honored in 12 years.
March 2007, he won an Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in reporting his coverage of outgoing House Majority Leader and Texas representative Tom DeLay .