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Bruce Rader
Bruce Rader

Bruce Rader Biography

Bruce Rader is an American journalist who presently works as a weekday anchor for WAVY-TV and hosts the Fox 43 Sportswrap on Fox 43 every night at 10:43 p.m. In the history of Hampton Roads television, he was the longest-serving anchor.

Bruce Rader Age | Birthday

How old is Rader? Bruce is 66 years old as of 2021. He was born Bruce Reed Rader on March 11, 1954, in George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., United States. He celebrates his birthday 11th of March yearly.

Bruce Rader Education

Rader attended Wheaton High School, Randolph Junior High School, and Rocking Horse Road Elementary School in Wheaton, Maryland.

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Bruce Rader Ethnicity | Nationality

Bruce is an American national and citizen by birth. He was born at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., United States. He is of white ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Bruce Rader Height | Measurements

How tall is Rader? Rader stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.  However, details about her other body measurements will be updated as soon as possible.

Bruce Rader Family | Parents

He was born at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., United States.  Rader is the son of Audrey Rader and Orth Rader. He grew up in the Randolph Hills area of Rockville, Maryland.

Bruce Rader Wife | Married

Rader is married to his loving wife Virginia Rader. The two have four children; Alex Rader, Reed Rader, Bryce Rader, and Haley Rader.

Bruce Rader Children

The couple is the happy parents of two pairs of twins. Had the first set of twin boys, Reed and Alex. On July 23, Virginia gave birth to a second set of twins, Bryce and Haley.

Bruce Rader’s Net Worth

Rader has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – and $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.

Bruce Rader Salary

Rader earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Where is Bruce Rader now?

As a sporting director, he works for WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV. In addition, he hosts Fox 43’s Sports Highlights and Fox 43’s Sportwrap.

Bruce Rader WAVY-TV  | Career

His first job in broadcasting was with the late Pierre Eaton, owner and general manager of WINX Radio in Rockville, Maryland, where he grew up. On WINX, he hosted a high school sports show and did play-by-play for local high school football games, as well as hosting “Terrapin Talk,” a weekly college basketball show that covered the University of Maryland basketball team. Bruce Rader, the long-time Sports Director of WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV, is most recognized for his work with many philanthropic organizations, as well as his own Bruce Rader Charities Foundation, which has raised well over a million dollars in the Hampton Roads area.

Bruce received “The Presidential Award for Outstanding Citizenship” from Hampton University President William R. Harvey, who praised him for his decency, dignity, and respect for human rights. Bruce was recognized into the CIAA Hall of Fame in 2005 and won the Norfolk Sports Club’s Abe Goldblatt Memorial Honor, a lifetime achievement honor. Over the course of several decades, Rader Charities has provided hundreds of local young people with the opportunity to attend local athletic events. The Peninsula All-Star Football Camp, which featured renowned NFL players, was also organized with the help of the Foundation.

The Union Mission and other worthwhile causes have also benefited from Bruce Rader Charities. The annual Bruce Rader/St. Jude Golf Tournament, which takes place in May, draws a sell-out crowd that includes athletes and celebrities from the entertainment industry and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bruce has covered some of the most prominent national and international sporting events over the years. Multiple Super Bowls, World Series games, college football bowl games, and over 25 Daytona 500s and key NASCAR events have all taken place. Bruce was picked to cover the Atlanta, Georgia, Sydney, Australia, and Athens, Greece Olympic Games.

Bruce presented the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for more than 30 years, raising millions of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of Hampton Roads. Bruce was honored by the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America for his outstanding service. He was also recognized for Outstanding Community Service by the Norfolk State University Alumni Association’s Virginia Beach chapter, and he assisted with significant fundraising events for United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Virginia and the Virginia Beach SPCA.

Bruce speaks to groups in Virginia and North Carolina on a regular basis to promote volunteerism in our country. Bruce is a repeated winner of the CIAA Sportscaster of the Year award, the Chesapeake Athletic Club’s “Tidewater Sportscaster of the Year” award, and the Virginia Beach Alumni Chapter at Norfolk State University’s “Excellence in Sports Media” award. Three Associated Press “Best Sports Awards,” United Press International’s “Sportscaster of the Year,” and the United Negro College Fund’s “District Leadership Award” are among his other honors. Bruce is also a Peninsula Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.