John Bedell Bio-Wiki
John Bedell is an Experienced American reporter/ anchor working for WHIO TV 7 in Dayton, Ohio, as Lead Investigative Reporter. He has been part of this network since May 2010.
John Bedell Age, Birthday
Bedell’s exact age and birthday are not known as he has not gone public about it. Nevertheless, it is estimated that he might be around his 30’s.
John Bedell Parents/Siblings
Bedell has deep Ohio roots. He is a native Ohioan and a lifelong Buckeye. John was born and raised to parents in the Akron area. Unlike other personalities, the journalist hasn’t disclosed any details in connection with his private life, including his mother, father, siblings, and boyhood.
John Bedell Education
As far as his education is concerned, John graduated with honors from Walsh Jesuit High School in 2006. After that, he joined the University of Dayton to study broadcast journalism where he graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in communication with a concentration in electronic media. John also has a minor in sales management.
John Bedell’s Wife, Children
In regard to his marital entanglements, John is happily married though he has not revealed the identity of his wife. The twosome are parents of two children and the second born was born on 2-22-22.
John Bedell Career and Wikipedia
Bedell works for WHIO TV 7 in Dayton, Ohio, as the Lead Investigative Reporter. He has been with WHIO since May 2, 2010- the day Americans woke up to the news that U.S. Special Forces killed Osama Bin Laden during a raid in Pakistan. John learned from some of the best in the radio business at WHIO like Larry Hansgen, Chris Collins, Nancy Wilson, and Tom Michaels, Jim Barrett. Since he made the switch to TV, he has had the opportunity to study under Hall of Fame co-workers like Mike Hartsock, Letitia Perry, Steve Baker, Jim Otte, Cheryl McHenry, and WHIO mainstays like James Brown and Gabrielle Enright.
John commenced working on Miami Valley’s Morning News two weeks following UD graduation. Even though John is not a Miami Valley native, the Dayton area has become his second home. He has deep Ohio roots and is a lifelong Buckeye. John was born and raised in the Akron area where he graduated with honors from Walsh Jesuit High School in 2006. After that, he joined the University of Dayton to study broadcast journalism where he graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in communication with a concentration in electronic media. John also has a minor in sales management.
Since then, John has reported on all kinds of stories around the Miami Valley and across the country for WHIO. He has also covered two crashes at the Dayton Air Show, including one on practice day in 2017 when a Thunderbird pilot flipped his F-16 off a rain-soaked runway. He also spent a week in Gatlinburg, TN reporting on the wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains in December 2016. John talked to folks and locals with Miami Valley ties who lived there about how the fires affected their lives.
John was a member of the WHIO team that documented a difficult 2019 in the Dayton area. That included the FBI public corruption probe of Dayton City Hall, the Montgomery County water crisis, a hate group rally on Memorial Day weekend, the Oregon District mass shooting, the Memorial Day tornado outbreak, and the murder of Dayton Police Det. Jorge Del Rio.
He has also covered court sagas and high-profile crimes like the Rhoden family murders in Pike County in 2016 and the extensive investigation, arrests, and court cases that have followed. John also covered Brooke Skylar Richardson’s killing trial gavel-to-gavel in Warren County in September 2019, plus the trial of former Springboro gym teacher Austin Hopkins in March 2020. He has been heavily active in the investigative reporting the News Center 7 I-Team has done in connection with the kid abuse deaths of Takoda Collins and James Hutchinson.
John is a big sports supporter. He loves the Dayton Flyers. He is also a dyed-in-the-wool Cleveland sports lover, rooting for his Indians, Cavs, and Browns. When not working, John enjoys studying U.S. military history, keeping up with yard work, and staying active by swimming, and hiking. He also enjoys exploring local and state parks in the Miami Valley and around Ohio.
John Bedell Awards
His work has been recognized by multiple professional journalism organizations. The Ohio Valley Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored him with an Emmy for his story about the Katelyn Markham cold case on “Miami Valley Murder Mysteries.” John’s work has also been nominated for two other regional Emmys. The Society of Professional Journalists has offered John awards for Best Feature Story, Best Reporter for Television, Best Spot News (twice), Best Feature Reporting, and Best Continuing Coverage. The Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Awards has awarded him with awards for Best Continuing Coverage and Best Feature Reporting.
John Bedell Height
Bedell has an estimated height of 6 feet 1 inches equaling 1.85 meters.
John Bedell Salary
He has an estimated annual salary ranging from $ 77,145K to $ 173,985K.
John Bedell’s Net Worth
Bedell has an approximate net worth of $ 1 Million- $ 3 Million. Nevertheless, his career as a journalist is his primary source of revenue.
John Bedell WHIO TV 7
Bedell works at WHIO TV 7 with his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as
- Cheryl McHenry-Anchor/Investigative Reporter
- James Brown-Evening Anchor
- Gabrielle Enright-Evening Anchor
- Letitia Perry-News Anchor
- Nick Foley-News Anchor
- Tori McGee-reporter/Anchor
- Mike Campbell-Investigative Reporter