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Jawan Strader Biography – Jawan Strader Wiki
Jawan Strader is an Emmy award-winning journalist and news anchor for NBC 6. He co-anchors NBC 6 News, weeknights at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. with Jackie Nespral. He is also the host of Voices with Jawan Strader. This is a community affairs show dedicated to the black community and the disenfranchised. He has more than 20 years of experience in journalism, covering some of the biggest and most impactful stories that have touched South Florida and the country.
He is known to go to the heart of breaking news stories especially those that impact South Florida. In 2018, he received an Emmy Award for his anchoring of the heartbreaking Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the Hollywood Hills nursing home tragedy where 12 seniors died after Hurricane Irma. He was the only South Florida anchor in the field covering the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. The day after the terrorist shooting inside Pulse nightclub, he was present in Orlando speaking with the victims and sharing their stories with viewers. He was in Havana, Cuba to cover former President Obama’s historic trip.
The Indiana university journalism and speech communications graduate joined WTVJ/NBC 6 in 2012. Before joining WTVJ, he worked at the local CBS affiliate where he was a weekend anchor, 10 p.m. anchor and morning anchor and hosted a community affairs show.
Jawan has won a number of Emmy awards including one for Anchoring. And in 2018 the Miami New Times recognized Strader as the Best News Anchor. In 2016 he received the Media Excellence award from CCNN Live for Best News Anchor.
Aside from his journalism skills, Strader is known for the hard work he does in the community. Strader received the award of distinction for Media Coverage of Public Education by the education fund of Miami-Dade. And legacy magazine named Strader one of South Florida’s most powerful and influential black people.
Strader is a mentor to a number of young journalists and a role model mentor for 5000 role models of excellence, member of the National Association of Black journalists, 100 Black Men of South Florida and Kappa Alpha PSI Fraternity, Inc.
Strader is also a motivational speaker who has inspired students and employees from different businesses across South Florida to believe in themselves and overcome obstacles. He is a strong believer in mentoring and helping others. Strader credits his mother with laying a strong foundation as a single-parent to make sure he overcame obstacles.
Jawan Strader Age
He was born on November 15, 1971. He is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana.
Jawan Strader Wife
Is Jawan Strader married? He is married to his wife Yolanda Strader, a business attorney. Strader is a proud father and husband. He loves spending time with his family and wife, Yolanda.
Jawan Strader Children
Jawan Strader is a father to his five children; Jayla, Elsa, Diego, Alijah, and Sienna. Strader told the Sun Sentinel what he enjoys the most about being a father, saying: “I enjoy giving my children something I never had in my life, and that’s a better life than me. We always want our children to be better than us. My father wasn’t in my life until recently. I had father-figures in my life, like my uncles, but it was my mother who helped me to become the man I am today. So I enjoy instilling values in my children and watching them grow using some of the values I’ve been able to pass along to them. There’s nothing like earning the title of father, papa or dad. And I feel I’ve earned that title from my five children.”
Jawan Strader Family
He was brought up by a single mother. Being a strong believer in mentoring, he credits his mother with laying a strong foundation as a single-parent to make sure he overcame obstacles.
Jawan Strader Hair
In June 2013, Strader joked about his hair on Twitter, writing: “Gotta save the little bit of hair I have left. Lol.”
Jawan Strader Instagram
Jawan Strader’s Instagram handle is @jawannbc6. His Instagram bio reads: “Emmy Award Winning Journalist. News Anchor for NBC 6. Faith. Family. Love. Fitness Fanatic. Men’s Fashion.”