Chip Waggoner Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Son, FOX 4 News, Accident

Chip Waggoner
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Chip Waggoner Biography

Chip Waggoner is a media personality serving as a traffic reporter for FOX 4 News in Dallas. Previously, he flew in a helicopter covering breaking stories for 12 years.

Chip Waggoner Age

He was born in the United States. However, his exact age is unknown.

Chip Waggoner Height

He is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Chip Waggoner Nationality

Waggoner is of American nationality.

Chip Waggoner Education

Pursuing an education major in his first semester at TCU, Waggoner wasn’t hooked on journalism until he took a radio/TV/film class, he said.

“I’ve never had a problem with being in front of crowds. I was in plays and musicals growing up,” Waggoner said. “So I just decided: You know what? I’m going to change majors and see what happens.”

He graduated with a major in radio/TV/film and a minor in journalism from Texas Christian University.

Chip Waggoner Parents

There is no information about his parents. It is also not known whether he has siblings or not.

Chip Waggoner Wife

Chip has been married to his wife, Wendy Waggoner, a 4th generation Baylor Bear. The couple has two children.

Their firstborn, Benjamin Waggoner was born with a rare form of spina bifida. His spinal column is also tethered, causing him a limited sensation in his lower body. Before Benjamin was born, Wendy learned the baby boy she was carrying wasn’t developing as planned. Some people suggested she terminate the pregnancy.

“I remember thinking for 1/10th of one second, yes this is what we should do. And it’s like, wait a minute. Who’s in control here? God’s in control. God said he’s going to strengthen us and help us, uphold us with His righteous right hand. He’s going to take something, in control of everything. And if he’s in control of everything, he’s got a plan. And I have to trust that plan,” Chip said.

Even with all the worry, Benjamin’s birth was a beautiful moment. “We did get to have a brief moment with him, hold him as best we could given the circumstances,” Chip said.

Benjamin was then immediately brought into surgery, the first of about 20 that he’s had in his lifetime.

In 2018, Benjamin achieved Scouting’s highest rank. His journey to Eagle Scout took a ton of work. But this Scout overcame challenges in much the same way any volunteer or Scout faces roadblocks: with the support of the Scouting community. He explained how important it was to have the support of volunteers and his fellow Scouts.

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“To me, Scouting is all about that — just helping people be successful,” he said.

He also said he’s waited for years to be named an Eagle Scout.

“I’ve been through a lot in my life. I think few would expect to see something like this in existence… a kid in a wheelchair an Eagle Scout,” he said.

Chip Waggoner FOX 4 News

Waggoner is a traffic reporter for FOX 4 News.

“One responsibility I have here at FOX 4 is to inform you of the latest traffic hot spots on the roads and keep you ahead of the game in your race to work. On any given day, our search will lead us to stalled cars, construction zones, accidents, and other obstacles that could hinder your daily drive to and from work and school,” he said.

For 12 years, Waggoner flew in a helicopter covering breaking stories before he was assigned to the studio as a traffic reporter in 2008. He said the biggest transition to the newsroom was relearning computer programs.

“When I was moved into the studio, the graphics took a quantum leap,” he said. “The ability to start putting sensors in the road, getting up-to-date information was changing, and I had to relearn a lot of stuff that was computer-related. It was a Who Moved My Cheese? moment.”

His hobbies include baseball, golf, softball, traveling, and playing guitar.

Chip Waggoner Helicopter Accident

In July 2007, Chip survived a news chopper crash that landed at Grand Prairie, Texas due to a sudden engine power shortage while reporting. He was with Julie DeHarty of Dallas radio station KRLD-AM and they survived the crash with minor injuries.

Chip Waggoner Salary and Net Worth

His salary and net worth are under review.

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