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Portia Bruner Biography
Portia Bruner is a skilled American journalist currently working at WAGA-TV, FOX 5 as an Anchor/Reporter. She joined the News team as a general assignment reporter in July 2003. Bruner anchors FOX 5 News at Noon, then reports for FOX 5 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m
Portia Bruner Age
She was born on July 6, 1973, in Washington D.C., the United States. Portia is 48 years old.
Portia Bruner Education
She was working as a proofreader and then a reporter while schooling in High School. She later enrolled at Howard University where she later graduated with a Magna Cum Laude.
Portia Bruner Family
She was born in Washington D.C. She was raised in Denver, Colorado in a Black descent family. Both her parents served in the U.S Air Force, her father served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and her mother was a flight nurse. Portia’s parents are veterans of the Vietnam War and luckily both of them survived.
Portia Bruner Husband
Bruner was married and divorced later, she was blessed with two sons from her previous marriage, but she has not revealed whether she is in a relationship.
Portia Bruner Children
She is blessed with two wonderful sons who are the muse for her popular “Morning Mommy Moments” posts on Facebook.
Portia Bruner Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 65kgs.
Portia Bruner FOX 5
Bruner joined the News team as a general assignment reporter in July 2003. She anchors FOX 5 News at Noon, then reports for FOX 5 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. In addition, she also fills in regularly as an anchor on Good Day Atlanta and the evening weekday newscasts. Bruner has built a reputation for being a compassionate and dynamic storyteller who genuinely cares about the people whose life events she is covering. She specializes in breaking news, government affairs, consumer news, and human interest stories and enjoys giving her viewers information they can use long after her stories air.
Bruner is passionate to share her money-saving shopping tips. Her “Bargains with Bruner” features spotlight the treasures she and FOX 5 Atlanta viewers find in thrift shops across metro Atlanta.
Prior to joining FOX 5 News, she was the consumer reporter for WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Virginia. Before her work in Virginia, she was a 5 p.m. co-anchor and a general assignment reporter for WAPT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi. She began her broadcasting professional career as a researcher and producer in the Consumer News Unit of NBC4-TV in Washington, D.C. — just a few weeks after she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University in 1995.
Portia Bruner Career
In 2019, she was named a Top 10 Finalist for the “Best Self Atlanta Magazine Over 40 & Fabulous” Contest. Furthermore, she was selected for her commitment to community service and for her candid disclosure of her struggles with psychogenic stuttering and depression. She is a passionate advocate for self-care, professional therapy, meditation, and prayer and often shares stress-management tips with FOX 5 viewers.
Bruner has worked as the Vice President of Broadcast for the Atlanta Association of Broadcast Journalists and enjoys mentoring girls, young women, and aspiring journalists. She has won several awards for her community service and storytelling, her most rewarding job title is “Mother.” She is blessed with two wonderful sons who are the muse for her popular “Morning Mommy Moments” posts on Facebook. Born in D.C. and raised in Denver, Colorado, she has proudly called South DeKalb County home since 2002.
Portia Bruner Illness
On October 17, 2017, Portia had slurred speech and started to sound like she was having a stroke. She was immediately rushed to the hospital and in the Er, her brain scans were clear. Additionally, there was no blood clot, aneurysm, or sign of a stroke. She went for further tests at Emory University Hospital where she was diagnosed with psychogenic stuttering, a disease that is triggered by trauma. Prior to her illness surfaced, Bruner was dealing with a difficult story of a lost newborn who was later found murdered by her father.
Furthermore, her illness was also triggered by a lot of stress including her divorce and pushing herself too hard to be the best mother and reporter. After her diagnosis, she took a work leave of three months to begin her journey of recovering. In addition, she recovered from the illness through the help of a family therapist, speech pathologist, and meditation coach.
Portia Bruner Salary
Bruner earns an annual salary ranging from $ 56,000 – $ 135,500.
Portia Bruner Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $ 5 Million dollars
Portia Bruner Social Media Platforms
He has over 4.6k followers on Twitter, 3.1k followers on Facebook, and 2.9 k followers on Instagram.