Charlie Gaddy biography and facts

TV Personality from United States of America

Charlie Gaddy (born September 17, 1931), was a Raleigh, North Carolina television anchorman for WRAL-TV. He anchored the evening news for over 20 years. He retired in 1994. Gaddy was born in Biscoe, North Carolina in 1931. His first appearance on television was as staff announcer with NBC in 1960. He subsequently worked for radio station WPTF for ten years. |In his 30's, he moved to Raleigh when he joined WRAL-TV in 1970 to host Good Morning Charlie Four years later, he joined the Action News 5 team with Bobbie Battista, Bob DeBardelaben and Rich Brenner. In 1981 Battista accepted an offer with CNN, Atlanta, and Gaddy became the solo anchor until Adele Arakawa joined in 1983 and Tom Suiter became the new sports anchor in 1982. On July 1, 1994 Gaddy retired from WRAL-TV after 24 years. In 2006, he joined a reunion newscast with Battista, DeBardelaben and Tom Suiter, although he has appeared on WRAListens. The Charlie Gaddy Center for Children was named in honor of Gaddy's public service in support of United Cerebral Palsy of North Carolina. Gaddy was named to the Mid-South Emmy Award Silver Circle  ( Wikipedia )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1931-09-17
Place of birth
Amarillo
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Journalist

Employment

Company Job title From To
WRAL-TV News Presenter

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