Pergram is a native of Jacksonburg, Ohio , the state's smallest incorporated village with a population of 52. He attended Miami University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1991. Subsequently, he earned his Master's degree in Communication from Miami in 1993.
Chad Pergram began his career in journalism when he was in high school. He worked as an intern, reporter, and anchor at WKRC-AM in Cincinnati. He then joined public radio station WMUB in Oxford, Ohio.
Awards & Accomplishments
Chad Pergram was named Best Radio Reporter by the Ohio Associated Press in 1992.
In 2006, Pergram received the Joan S. Barone Award for Excellence in National Affairs/Public Broadcast Journalism; it is considered one of the most prestigious awards for broadcast reporting on Capitol Hill.