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NBC 10 veteran newsman Terry Ruggles has been reporting stories for thirty years. On March 29, 2004, Ruggles was promoted to co-anchor of NBC 10 News Today (Monday-Friday, 5 to 7 AM). He joins the morning news team with co-anchor Dawn Timmeney and Meteorologist Bill Henley. Ruggles replaces long-time colleague and news anchor Steve Levy. Besides his anchor duties, Ruggles will continue to contribute reports on NBC 10 News at 4, 5 and 6 PM.
In his long tenure in the Philadelphia market, Ruggles has covered a variety of stories from local politics, the infamous MOVE event, and the 9/11 tragedy. Ruggles has traveled to England, Germany, Haiti and Saudi Arabia to get the local angles to international stories.
In 1993, Ruggles was named the WCAU-TV New Jersey reporter. During that time, he was responsible for covering the Garden State from Trenton to the shores of Cape May Point.
He joined WCAU in 1974 as a general assignment reporter. Shortly after that, he co-anchored the weekend news and reported the weather.
After his tour of duty in the Army, Ruggles began his television career at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, reporting news and sports. In 1972, he joined WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he co-anchored the news and hosted a weekly news program.
While serving in the Army from 1968 to '71, he was chief of the television division at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indiana where he managed all video facilities on the post. In 1965, he worked in radio at WTVN-AM in Columbus, Ohio. He landed his first radio broadcast position in 1963 at WCUE-AM in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where he was a sports reporter and worked in production.
Ruggles graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in education. He and his wife Maryjane reside in South Jersey and are the parents of two children.
On Friday, November 16, 2007, Broadcast Pioneers member Terry Ruggles was inducted into our "Hall of Fame."
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