Walter Smith Randolph Biography
Walter Smith Randolph, 35, is an American investigative reporter and anchor currently working at Connecticut Broadcasting. He is popular for putting his energy into digging deep into his assignment. Prior to this position, Walter worked as a reporter and anchor for WENY-TV and WEYI.
Walter Smith Randolph Age and Wife
Walter is a New York native born on March 18, 1987. He was raised by his aunt since his mother died when he was 10 years old. The experience he had in childhood motivated him to pursue success as an adult. Walter is married to LeAnne Armstead. The two started dating in 2017 and later married on 6th November 2021. In 2022, they will be celebrating their first anniversary.
Walter Smith Randolph Education
Walter went to Holy Cross High School for his high school studies and later joined Villanova University where he pursued a degree in Communication and a minor in Africana Studies. Randolph demonstrated leadership traits when he was in university as he was the president of The Black Cultural Society and the Administrative Coordinator for New Student Orientation. In 2009, he joined Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism where he did his MBA in journalism. Similar to his time on campus, Smith was the president of the J-school NABH chapter and the student representative on the Graduate Council.
Walter Smith Randolph Career
Randolph started working while he was doing his degree. He joined Rosemont College where he was the radio announcer. In September, while finishing up his MBA, he joined Verizon Fios 1 News as a videojournalist and an Editor. His first breakthrough came after finishing his MBA when he joined WENY-TV, an affiliate of ABC/CBS, as a reporter, producer, and anchor. He worked day and night to produce desired results for the media network. This earned him awards for the Best Enterprise Reporting, Best Spot News Reporting & Best Continuing Coverage.
After two years, he traveled to Flint, Michigan to work for WEYI as the lead reporter and anchor. His time here is memorable for his coverage of The Flint Water Crisis which received an Emmy Nomination in 2016. Many write-ups and documentaries this coverage. After 2.5 years, he joined News Channel 3 in Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area as an investigative reporter and Anchor. Here, Randolph had a successful time because he was among the award-winning team that covered stories of Exposed waste, fraud, and abuse. Walter served as a substitute and fill-in anchor. While at News Channel 3, he received awards for Michigan AP Award in 2016, Emmy Nomination for Best Continuing Coverage, and in 2018 the media network recognized him as the Kalamazoo County Child Advocate of the Year.
Walter joined WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio as a reporter, Fill-in anchor, and special projects contributor. Success followed him as he did in other media networks, the year he joined the media network he was honored as the best business reporting finalist, Best Broadcast Reporter finalist in 2020, Best Education Reporting finalist in 2020, Best Minority Issues Coverage finalist in 2020. Currently. Randolph is the lead investigative editor and reporter at Connecticut Public Broadcasting.
Walter Smith Randolph Success
In August 2020, he became a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the largest organization of black journalists. He was elected the national treasure and served as the chief financial officer. Walter also serves as the co-chair of the millennial media summit of the Young Journalists Task Force.
From a co-worker ridiculing him as too fat, too black, and too lipsy to be a television reporter, Walter has defied these perceptions to become a successful and influential black journalist. He has bagged awards and disappointed those who undermined his potential to be a television reporter. Randolph has also been able to earn a decent living from the approximately $70,000 salary he makes per year. His physique and personality complement his exceptional skills. His height is 6 feet.