John Pruitt Profile, Wiki, Bio
John Pruitt is an American News Anchor/Reporter who is well known for having worked at WSB-TV. He retired from his anchor chair at WSB at the end of 2010 after a career spanning 46 years of covering news in Georgia.
John Pruitt Career
Pruitt served at WSB-TV as a news anchor. Upon retirement, he continues to work on special projects and political commentaries for WSB, and in the year 2014, Pruitt marked his 50th year in television journalism. He began his television news career as a reporter and cameraman, covering major civil rights stories around the South. From 1965 to 1967, Pruitt served as an infantry lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Seoul, South Korea, and Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Upon his return to WSB in 1967, he resumed his reporting career, eventually rising to the position of the weekend anchor. In 1973, John became the anchor of the 6 and 11 p.m. news. In 1978, he joined WXIA-TV as an evening news anchor, but in 1994 rejoined WSB to anchor the 6 and 11 p.m. news. He anchored his last 11 p.m. newscast at WSB-TV on July 7, 2010, ending a 41-year run as a late news anchor.
Pruitt has a history degree from Davidson College and has received numerous awards for his anchoring and reporting. Pruitt has won 10 Emmys, including Best Male Anchor and Best Documentary. He has been inducted into the Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame and the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Some of the major stories he has covered include Jimmy Carter’s gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, the first flight of Lockheed’s C5 Galaxy, and the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut.
Asides from this, he also covered the 1968 kidnapping of heiress Barbara Jane Mackle, the 1989 San Francisco Bay-area earthquake, and the presidential inaugurations of Presidents Carter and Clinton, among others. He serves on the boards of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and The Nature Conservancy of Georgia. John is also active with Fix Georgia Pets and other charitable endeavors.
Quick Facts About John Pruitt
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
John Pruitt Age, Birthday
Pruitt was born in North Carolina, the United States. Her age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Pruitt is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 70s.
John Pruitt Height, measurements
Pruitt stands at an approximate height of 5 feet, 8 inches (1.73m).
John Pruitt Family
Information regarding Pruitt’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
John Pruitt’s Wife, married, daughters
Pruitt is married to Andrea for more than 4-and-a-half decades and the couple has two daughters and six grandchildren. They have a great love of animals and have owned multiple dogs, but currently, they have only one named, Toby, a diabetic golden retriever they rescued in 2013.
John Pruitt Salary
Working on special projects and political commentaries for WSB, Pruitt earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
John Pruitt’s Net Worth
Pruitt has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a news anchor.
John Pruitt WSB-TV
At WSB-TV Pruitt worked alongside;
- Wendy Corona – Anchor / Reporter
- Sophia Choi – Anchor
- Jorge Estevez – Anchor
- Jovita Moore – Anchor
- Justin Wilfon – Anchor
- Fred Blankenship – Anchor
- Justin Farmer – Anchor
- Lori Wilson – Anchor / Reporter
- Linda Stouffer – Anchor
- Carol Sbarge – Anchor
- Eboni Deon – Meteorologist
- Richard Belcher – Investigative Reporter & Anchor
- Brad Nitz – Meteorologist
- Glenn Burns – Chief Meteorologist