Chad Pergram covers Congress for FOX News. He joined FOX in 2007 after stints with Capitol News Connection with PRI, NPR and C-SPAN.
In March 2006, the Radio/Television Correspondents Association (RTCA) saluted Pergram with the Joan S. Barone Award for Excellence in National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcast Journalism, the most-prestigious honor in Washington for electronic news coverage of Capitol Hill. Pergram is the youngest recipient of the award and was the first radio reporter to be honored in 12 years. He also won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence In Reporting in March 2007 for a story on former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX). In 2009, Washingtonian magazine recognized Pergram one of the 50 best journalists in Washington. "A star on and off the air, Pergram has the respect of his Capitol Hill peers. Not an easy group to please," Washingtonian wrote.
Before moving to Washington, Pergram earned multiple statewide awards from the Ohio Associated Press for his reporting. Those honors include Best Reporter, Best Broadcast Writing and Best Investigative Reporting.
Pergram has served as an RTCA Executive Committee member for the past three years and is a board member of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. He's a native of Jacksonburg, OH, the smallest incorporated village in the state (population: 52). He earned his undergraduate and master's degrees from Miami University (OH).
Pergram (far right) with House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH)
Chad Pergram began his career in journalism in high school as an intern and later reporter/anchor at WKRC-AM in Cincinnati. He also worked at WKRC-TV and then joined public radio station WMUB-FM in Oxford, OH. He became Senate producer for C-SPAN in 1993, after which he produced and anchored newscasts for NPR in Washington.
While still in graduate school, the Ohio Associated Press named Pergram the state's Best Radio Reporter in 1992. In addition to the Barone Award, Pergram has captured numerous statewide awards for Best Use of Sound, Best Investigative Reporting, and Best Broadcast Writing. In his career, Pergram's covered an array of stories including the Robert Mapplethorpe photo exhibit trial, Pete Rose's banishment from baseball, the demise of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), and the Stanley Cup Finals.
Pergram quizes ex-Representative Bob Ney (R-OH)
Pergram is a native of Jacksonburg, OH, the state's smallest incorporated village, population: 52. He finished a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Miami University (Ohio) in 1991 and a master's degree in Communication from Miami in 1993.
In Washington, Pergram's reporting colleagues elected him to the Executive Committee of the Radio/TV Correspondent's Association. The Association works with Congress on access issues involving the Capitol. He's also a board member of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.
An avid snow skier, Pergram has skied various locations in the Alps and Canadian Rockies. He is a Second Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He lives in Alexandria, VA, with a vile Welsh Corgi named Hampton.
Pergram (right) interviews Sesame Street's Elmo on the day the red monster testified before Congress.