John Pruitt Bio, WSB, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is John Pruitt?

John Pruitt is an American Journalist who works on political analysis and special projects for WSB-TV since retiring from the anchor seat at WSB at the end of 2010.

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John Pruitt Date of Birth / Age

Pruitt is approximately in his 70s as of 2023 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.

John Pruitt Height

Pruitt stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

John Pruitt Parents and Siblings

Pruitt was born and raised in North Carolina. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

John Pruitt Spouse(Wife)

Pruitt exchanged vows with Andrea. They have been married for more than 40 years. Further, they have two daughters and six grandchildren. Also, they have a dog named Toby. Toby is a golden retriever that they rescued in 2013 and is diabetic. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.

John Pruitt Kids / Children

Pruitt has two daughters and six children and a dog named Toby. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

John Pruitt Education

Pruitt studied and graduated from Davidson College, Charlotte with a degree in history.

John Pruitt Career

Pruitt works as a political analyst and on special projects for WSB since retiring from the anchor desk in 2010 at WSB. He has broadcasted for Georgia for 46 years since 1964. At the end of 2022, he will mark his 58th year in TV journalism. After college, he first worked as a reporter and a cameraman whereby he broadcasted major civil rights around the South.

Between the years 1965 and 1967, he served as an infantry deputy in the U.S. Army in Seoul, South Korea, and Fort Gordon, Georgia. In 1967, he returned to WSB as a reporter. Later, he became the weekend anchor for WSB. Later in 1973, he worked as the anchor of the 6 and 11 p.m. news.

Further, in 1978, he served WXIA-TV as an evening news anchor. Later, he returned to WSB as an anchor for the 6 and 11 p.m. news in 1994. Additionally, on the 7th of July 2010, he aired on-screen at 11 p.m. for the last time at WSB, therefore, closing his 41-year run as a late news anchor.

Also, he has amassed many prizes for his anchoring and reporting. For example, he has gained 10 Emmys, counting ‘Best Male Anchor’ and ‘Best Documentary’ and 5 Sigma Delta Chi Quill Awards. Second, he won the UPI Award for his broadcast of Jimmy Carter’s presidential crusade and of a north Georgia airliner crash. Further, he has received the Georgia Award for Public Service and Father of the Year. Also, he gained the Pioneer Broadcaster Award which he received from the University of Georgia journalism school. In addition, he got the Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Radio Arts and Sciences.

On top of this, he has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Service from Presbyterian College in 2004.  Also, he gained the ‘Distinguished Achievement in Broadcasting Award’ from DiGammaKappa at the University of Georgia School of Journalism in 2006.

Moreover, he was initiated into the Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame and the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  Farmer has done many popular stories such as the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the 1968 kidnapping of heiress Barbara Jane Mackle, and the aftermath of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center just to list a few. Last but not least, he works on the boards of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Also, he works for The Nature Conservancy of Georgia. Also, he is active with Fix Georgia Pets and other charitable endeavors.

How Much Does John Pruitt Earn?

Pruitt approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is John Pruitt Worth?

As an anchor, Pruitt has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.