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Joe Fryer Biography
Joe Fryer is an American journalist working for NBC News as a west coast correspondent based at the NBC News West Coast Bureau in Universal City, California.Fryer joined NBC News in 2013 as a part-time correspondent and officially joined NBC News as a full-time correspondent on October 21, 2013.
He reports for all platforms of NBC News including, Today, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC. Before coming to NBC Fryer was a reporter for KING-TV the NBC affiliate in Seattle, Washington.
Joe Fryer Age
Joe Fryer was born on in the year 1977 on 29 July in The United States of America. He is 42 years of age as of 2019.
Joe Fryer Education
He attended Northwestern University from where he graduated in Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Political Science.
Right after graduation, he started working for WBAY-TV. He worked as a reporter for the network from June 2000 to June 2002. He then worked for WTVF-TV and KARE-TV.
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Joe has been in a loving relationship with his partner Peter for more than a decade now. For a time, his nephew even referred to him as “Peter Partner.” I couldn’t be happier that we’ve found each other. And our families couldn’t be happier either. Recently, Joe’s dad was searching for a new church. He would only consider congregations that embrace the LGBTQ community. As a Christian Joe, that meant the world to him.
After even his 22 years after he first came out, he was still telling people. It happens, for example, when someone sees the ring on his left hand and makes a comment about his “wife.” Most of the time Joe politely correct them and tell them he has a partner. On occasion, he just choose to let it go.
Before he came out Joe ‘s mother wasn’t the very first to find out. During fall quarter of his sophomore year at Northwestern University, Joe started to become friends with a group of students, mostly theatre majors, who were already out and proud. As he assimilated into the group, he didn’t really have to come out or say the words, “I’m gay.” It was just sort of assumed. And that’s what got the ball rolling, paving the way for him to share his truth with his family.
Fortunately, Joe has rarely experienced a negative reaction in his lifetime. At least one that he has witnessed. And for that, he is so grateful.
Recently,Joe did a story on Nathan Ivie, a Utah County commissioner. He’s Mormon, Republican and represents one of the most conservatives regions of his state. He was married to a woman and has two kids but says he was living a lie. Earlier in 2019, at age 40, he came out. Joe asked him how it feels. “Free,” he said. “If Joe could use any word to describe it, it would be ‘free.’”
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In October 2013 Joe joined NBC News as a West Coast correspondent. He has covered some of the country’s biggest stories, including the devastating Oso mudslide, deadly flooding in Colorado, destructive wildfires near San Diego and the Isla Vista shooting rampage. He has also interviewed a number of celebrities, including Jay Leno, Ringo Starr, Olivia Newton John, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Olympian Kerry Walsh-Jennings.
Before Joe joined the network, he worked for KING 5 News in Seattle as a special projects reporter. He focused on both in-depth reports and daily assignments, covering some of the region’s most important stories: the Amanda Knox verdict, the historic vote approving same-sex marriage and the Skagit County bridge collapse. He traveled to Colorado to examine that state’s well-regulated medical marijuana industry. He visited both Boston and San Francisco to see what Washington can learn from other cities that removed Viaduct-like structures along their waterfronts. And he has shared a number of heart-warming stories, including a feature on Snohomish students who helped a legally blind classmate accomplish her seemingly impossible dream of driving a car.
Joe came to the Northwest from Minnesota, which is his home state. He spent six years at KARE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis, and was the first reporter from his station on the scene of the 35W Bridge collapse in 2007. Joe also flew to Phoenix to cover the death of Minnesota Twins legend Kirby Puckett and took a couple trips to Washington, DC, so he could produce a documentary on a Minnesota soldier who lost his legs in Iraq. Perhaps Joe’s most memorable story was the tale of Nicklas Nelson, a brave 9-year-old boy who was born with webbed legs. Nick asked doctors to amputate his legs so he could learn to walk with prosthetics.
Before moving to Minnesota, Joe worked at WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tenn., WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wis. and WKYT-TV in Lexington, Ky. He’s a proud graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Joe is a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). He’s on the faculty of the NPPA’s annual Advanced Storytelling Workshop in San Marcos, Texas. Joe also served on the Board of Governors for NATAS Northwest, the regional Emmy chapter.
Joe Fryer Awards
- 4 National Edward R. Murrow Awards: Spot News (2004 & 2008), Writing (2006), Series (2002)
- SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award, Feature Reporting (2013)
- 2 National Headliner Awards, 1st place Feature (2012 & 2013)
- 11 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
- 19 Regional Emmy Awards (w/ 61 nominations)
- National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Excellence in Local TV Award (2013)
- National Press Photographers Association Specialty Award for Reporting, 3-time Runner-Up, 7-time Finalist
Joe Fryer Net worth
Joe has been mustering a considerable salary from his profession. As per PayScale, a reporter in the NBC News accumulates a salary from $29k to $84k. Since Joe has been working for the network for such a long time, he might be earning more than the average salary which is estimated to be 75k.