Jawan Strader Biography – Jawan Strader Wiki
Jawan Strader is an Emmy award-winning journalist working as co-anchors NBC 6 News, weeknights. He co-anchors 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.
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.
He 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. He 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, he is known for the hard work he does in the community. He 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.
He 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. He 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. He credits his mother with laying a strong foundation as a single-parent to make sure he overcame obstacles.
He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism and speech communications.
Jawan Strader Age
He was born on November 15, 1971. He is originally from Indiana.
Jawan Strader Wife
He is married to his wife Yolanda Strader who is a business attorney.
Jawan Strader Children
He has two children, Sienna and Bryson.
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.