Chad Silber joined the WFMY News 2 team in September 2013 as a Multi-Media Journalist. He's new to the Triad, but he's been a story-teller for years.
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, WI. The cold winters caused him to check out another part of the country for college: the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. But he went back to Wisconsin to work at WJFW in Rhinelander - the station he grew up watching. He then spent four years working at KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln, NE.
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 whose crime inspired the movie 'Boys Don't Cry.'
Chad has covered a wide variety of stories from terrible mass shootings to fun 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's already enjoying the change of seasons in North Carolina and the easy access to the mountains and the beach.
Say hi if you see him, or email him if you have a story to share!