Tom Powell Biography
Tom Powell is a Regional Murrow and Emmy award-winning journalist serving as an Assistant News Director at WPTA/ABC 21. He also anchors ABC 21 News at 7 pm. Previously he was anchoring Fort Wayne’s NBC News at 5, 6, and 11.
Tom Powell Age
His age is unknown.
Tom Powell Height
He is tall in stature but his height is undisclosed.
Tom Powell Nationality
Powell is American by nationality.
Tom Powell Education
He graduated in 2001 from Illinois University where he was awarded a scholarship for excellence in news writing. His instructors recognized his talent for writing compelling stories early on.
Tom Powell Family
Powell remembers his mom giving him some simple advice: “Grow where you’re planted!” With that in mind, he strives to make the community where he lives a better place.
Tom Powell Wife
Despite being a media personality, he has managed to keep his life away from the limelight. Therefore, it is not clear whether he is married, single, or in a relationship.
Tom Powell Kids
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Tom Powell ABC 21 News/ WPTA
Powell is the Assistant News Director at WPTA. He also anchors ABC21 News at 7 where he takes a fresh approach to the day’s news and dig dipper segments nightly.
Before anchoring and reporting for ABC21, Powell spent nearly six years anchoring Fort Wayne’s NBC News at 5, 6, and 11 with Fort Wayne broadcast veterans Linda Jackson and Meteorologist Chris Daniels. The team helped in launching the rebranded newscasts in November of 2016. Their work was recognized in April of 2019 when Fort Wayne’s NBC was honored with the award for Best Newscast in Television by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Prior to his role in Fort Wayne, he spent nearly five In addition to his editorial leadership on daily newscasts, he has developed a new passion for longer-form projects. He also produced a half-hour special about the Syrian refugee crisis and how a year was the driving force behind the success of South Bend’s FOX28 News at 10, which was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists as one of the best newscasts in Indiana. Powell was the station’s go-to guy for editorial decisions.
The day after graduation, he packed up and headed for Sioux Falls, South Dakota where he reported for KSFY-TV. He then moved to Memphis, TN where he pounded the pavement for eight years as the lead reporter and primary fill-in anchor for the top-rated newscast in the market. In Memphis, he covered everything from a devastating wind storm dubbed “Hurricane Elvis” to the Prime Minister of Japan’s visit to Graceland. He also helped the station develop and expand its social media presence.
Powell was the Fort Wayne fundraising leader for Riley Hospital’s “Reason to Dance: 2018.” He also emcees the LGBT Dinner Dance each year, an event that highlights the important work done by the hard-working staff and volunteers at the Positive Resource Connection in Fort Wayne.
Tom Powell Salary and Net Worth
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