Bruce Mildwurf

Bruce Mildwurf

Reporter/anchor

Professional Experience:
2012 to present: reporter/weekend anchor, WRAL-TV; 2007 to 2012: reporter, WRAL-TV; 1999 to 2007: reporter/anchor, WPMI-TV, Mobile, Ala.; 1998 to 1999: reporter/anchor, KIDK-TV, Idaho Falls, Idaho.; 1997 to 1998: reporter, Long Island News Tonight, Old Westbury, N.Y.

Awards & Recognition:
Bruce has won the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia award, six regional Edward R. Murrow awards, a national Casey Medal, and he was recognized in 2007 by The Associated Press as Alabama's Best Television Reporter. He has also been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, The Medical Association of the State of Alabama, The Mobile Press Club and Idaho Press Club for his award-winning reports. In 2011, he won an award for Best Investigative Reporting from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.

News Philosophy:

To be informative, accurate, fair, relevant and interesting.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Minor in Economics, Boston University, Boston, Mass.

Birthplace:
Hartford, Conn.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:
I'm a big sports fan. Go UCONN! Go Yankees! I enjoy playing tennis, baseball and softball. I like to hike, and I also like to spend time at the beach. But most of all, there is nothing more important to me than spending time with my family.

Family & Pets:
My wife, Linda, and I have three amazing children and a 7-pound papillon, Gizmo.

Favorite Movies:
My favorite movies include "It's a Wonderful Life," "The Sting," "Sixth Sense," "Wall Street," "Beverly Hills Cop," "Fletch," "Field of Dreams," "The Godfather," "The Shawshank Redemption," "My Cousin Vinny" and "Groundhog Day."

Most Memorable Assignments:

Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina. I also covered several stories focusing on Alabama's Medicaid policies that cut off care for disabled young people. The laws were changed, and now, people statewide are getting the care they need.

More About Bruce:
After college, I accepted a position with Chase Manhattan Bank in their management training program. After four years, I realized banking was not my calling, and I decided to pursue a career in television news.

Two thoughts to live by: "No man is a failure who has friends." - Clarence, from "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy