Chad Pergram Biography, Age, Wife, Education, Career, Networth, Awards.

Chad Pergram biography.

 Chad Pergram is an award-winning journalist in Washington, D.C. Also, he is a political reporter at Fox News, the chief correspondent for Capital News.

Additionally, he covers Congress for FOX News. In addition to this, Chad Pergram won an Edward R. Murrow Award and the Joan Barone Award for his reporting on Capitol Hill.


Chad Pergram was born on 5th March 1969.He is 53 years old as of 2022.

Chad Pergram Wife

Chad with his wife Carrie on their wedding day

Pergram is married to Carrie Giddins. They got married in November 2011. Too, Carrie is a political consultant and professor of political communications.They currently live in Alexandria Virginia.

 Early Life

Pergram is a native of Jacksonburg, OH, the state’s smallest incorporated village, population: 52. First, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Miami University (Ohio) in 1991.

Then, a master’s degree in Communication from Miami in 1993. Nowadays, he teaches a seminar in Washington for his alma mater on the confluence of media and politics.


Chad attended  Miami University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1991. Further, he earned his Master’s degree in Communication from Miami in 1993.

Chad Pergram Interests

Chad enjoys snow skiing; he has skied various locations in the Alps as well as the Canadian Rockies. Moreover, he has a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo. Currently, Chad lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Chad Pergram  Career

He began his career in journalism when he was in high school. Earlier, Chad worked as an intern, reporter, and anchor at WKRC-AM in Cincinnati.

Then, he joined the public radio station WMUB in Oxford, Ohio. Where he became Senate producer for C-SPAN in 1993. Later he produced and anchored newscasts for NPR in Washington.

Furthermore, 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.

He covers stories that make national news. They include  Robert Mapplethorpe’s 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).

Also, he is a specialist in producing sound-rich features. In particular, Chad 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).

Additionally, he also prepared an audio diary of President Bush’s inauguration and assembled a behind-the-scenes
look at both political conventions.

Inside Washington Program.

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. Similarly, an intern in a world-class environment only the nation’s capital can provide.

Again, 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.

Although, beginning in 2010, the program will expand to a full-year program mirroring the highly acclaimed Miami Luxembourg Study Abroad Program. However, the Inside Washington Program is now approaching its 10-
year anniversary.

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Chad Pergram Networth

Pergram has an estimated net worth of between $3 million and $5 million as of 2020. 

Chad Pergram Awards

The Ohio Associated Press named Chad as the Best Radio Reporter in 1992. Afterward, in 2006 he received the Joan S. Barone Award for Excellence in National Affairs/ Public Broadcast Journalism. Notably, it is considered one of the most prestigious awards reporting on Capitol Hill.

Therefore, Pergram’s colleagues and co-workers at the Radio/Television Correspondents Association saluted him with the Joan
S. Barone Award in March 2016. The award was 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. Though, 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.


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Chad Pergram covers Congress for FOX News. In addition, he has won an Edward R. Murrow Award and he is a two-time recipient of the Joan Barone Award for his Capitol Hill.

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