Chad Silber is the co-anchor of 2 Wants to Know at 5:30 alongside Tanya Rivera. He's also an investigative reporter.
Chad joined the WFMY News 2 team in September 2013 as a Reporter. In May 2014, Chad was promoted to weekend anchor. In July 2015, he was promoted to 2 Wants to Know co-anchor.
Chad knew he wanted to become a journalist when he was in the eighth grade. He went to his first Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field with his dad and noticed all the reporters on the sidelines. His dad says, from that day forward, being a journalist was all he ever wanted to be.
Chad grew up in Eagle River, Wisconsin. The cold winters inspired him to check out another part of the country for college: the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. After graduation, he returned to Wisconsin to work at WJFW in Rhinelander - the station he grew up watching. He served as 10pm anchor for two years. He then spent four years working as morning anchor at KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Over the years, Chad has received awards of broadcast excellence from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Associated Press and the Nebraska Broadcasters Association. His most memorable came when he won an award for a death row interview he did with the man who's crime inspired the movie 'Boys Don't Cry.'
Chad has covered a wide variety of stories from tragic mass shootings to light-hearted interviews with Pat Sajak and Vanna White on the set of Wheel of Fortune.
For fun, you will likely find Chad out and about meeting people. He enjoys the change of seasons in North Carolina, the easy access to the mountains and the beach and, of course, THE FOOD!
Say hi if you see him, or email him if you have a story to share!