Randy Travis Biography
Randy Travis is a skilled American journalist currently working at WAGA-TV, FOX 5 as an Investigative Reporter. In addition. he is a Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter for FOX 5 Atlanta
Randy Travis Age
His age is not available as of now, research is ongoing and this information will be updated soon.
Randy Travis Education
Travis attended the University of Georgia where he earned a degree in journalism. He worked full-time as the sports editor for the Athens Observer in 1982.
Randy Travis Family
He was born and raised in the United State. He has not revealed information regarding his family members.
Randy Travis Wife
Travis has not revealed whether he is in a relationship as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Randy Travis Children
He has not revealed whether he has children as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Randy Travis Height|Weight
Travis stands on an average height of 5 Feet 9 inches and weighs around 78kgs.
Randy Travis Career
Travis joined WAGA in 1990. In 1994 he went to the station’s distinguished investigative unit, the FOX 5 I-Team. Since then, his stories have led to businesses closing that misled the public, exposed government waste, and corruption, and even sparked criminal investigations that ultimately sent people to prison.
His major achievement was to keep the innocent from being jailed in the first place. A series of stories in 2018 about police roadside drug test kits revealed how people wound up wrongly jailed because the tests falsely determined they had drugs in their car.
His investigation discovered 145 false positives in Georgia in just one year. That project, “$2 Tests: Bad Arrests,” prompted law enforcement agencies worldwide to review their drug test kit policies, with some dropping the use of them completely. That investigation also won the prestigious 2018 Peabody Award, one of only 30 honorees from around the world.
Over the years, he has been awarded two national Edward R. Murrow awards, plus more than 20 regional Emmy awards. Furthermore, he was also the recipient of the Henry W. Grady Mid-Career Alumni Award from the University of Georgia. In 2015, he was named to the Silver Circle, a lifetime achievement honor given by the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Randy Travis FOX 5
Prior to joining FOX 5, he reported for WMC-TV in Memphis, TN; WYFF-TV in Greenville, SC, and WMAZ-TV in Macon. His first professional job in journalism came in 1979 as a sportswriter for his hometown newspaper, the Athens Banner-Herald. He also worked full-time as sports editor for the Athens Observer in 1982 while completing his journalism degree at the University of Georgia.
He was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 29, to control his disease, he turned to running. Since then, he has become an avid marathoner and has competed in every Peachtree Road Race since 1993. He is also a lifelong Braves fan, a choice that somehow has had no negative effect on his happy marriage.
Randy Travis Salary| Net Worth
He earns an annual salary ranging between $ 56,000 – $ 135,500 and has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $ 5 Million dollars.
Social Media Platforms
He has over 6.3k followers on Twitter, 3.1k followers on Facebook, and 2.9 k followers on Instagram.