Joe Bruno covers politics and breaking news for WSOC-TV. The Elon University graduate has been a reporter in Charlotte since 2014.
The Charlotte Agenda named Bruno to its Top 30 under 30 list. He has twice been named a media mind to watch by the Charlotte Agenda.
Bruno’s reporting has been honored by the Associated Press, RTDNA, Society of Professional Journalists and the Television Academy. Bruno has been nominated for three Emmy awards.
Recently, Bruno’s reporting on the 9th Congressional District has been praised by the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, ABC News and Columbia Journalism Review for helping break open the election fraud investigation.
The Washington Post did a feature article on Bruno calling his work, “the shoe-leather reporting boosting North Carolina’s explosive election fraud investigation.”
In addition the 9th Congressional District, Bruno has covered major stories including three hurricanes, the Keith Scott protests, the Charleston massacre, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and the unrest in Charlottesville.
Outside of work Bruno has been a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters for three years and a youth and high school baseball umpire for nine years.
Bruno is originally from Philadelphia but is happy to be working in North Carolina. Outside of work, Joe enjoys hanging out with friends and going to music and sporting events. He is also a baseball and softball umpire and brother of Delta Upsilon. Bruno has been a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters for more than two years. He is a parishioner of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Uptown.
To contact Joe, email him at Joe.Bruno@wsoc-tv.com or tweet at him @JoeBrunoWSOC9.
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