Heather Unruh is a renowned American television anchor and journalist who has spent over 15 years establishing a reputable career in the field of journalism. She is loved by her colleagues and audiences alike for her storytelling skills and professionalism. She currently serves as a television anchor for WCVB’s News Center 5. Heather has given her services to several reputable media organizations such as WVTM-TV, WVUE-TV, WMGC-TV, and WBNG-TV. For her services to the news industry and storytelling, she has received a number of awards and honors.
She is also actively involved in social work, helping charities and other non-profit organizations focused on providing various services for at-risk communities and people suffering from certain debilitating diseases. Heather has worked actively to build a career as a filmmaker as well as a human rights activist. Despite her busy schedule, she finds time to make an impact in the community by contributing her services in different respects. Some of her most notable news stories include coverage of the Watertown Capture and Boston Marathon Bombing.
Heather Unruh’s Biography
Heather Unruh was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 28, 1978, to a woman called Dee Unruh. Her father’s name is unknown and it is also not known if she has any sibling. She spent most of her childhood years in California, where she attended Lincoln High School. Heather was a brilliant student and the pride of her teachers. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at DePauw University, Indiana.
Upon completing her degree, she began interning at News Centre 5, where she rapidly developed her passion for broadcasting. She then went on to work as a reporter and anchor for other news stations such as KFOR-TV, WBNG-TV, and WVTM-TV. Along the course of her professional journey, Heather served at WVEU-TV, where she produced a critically acclaimed series. She spent fifteen glorious years there before moving on to work as a host and anchor for Eye Opener and her old workplace, News Centre 5.
Over the years, Heather has worked and reported on several major news stories including the trial and conviction of James Whitney Bulger, the notorious Boston Mobster; Watertown Capture, and the Marathon Bombing in Boston amongst others. In addition to her regular work, Heather is actively involved in humanitarian efforts and charity work. She spends her time holding fundraising events, the proceeds of which are then donated to charity. Some of the organizations she is affiliated with include the Boston Medical Centre, Go Red for Women, and MSPCA.
Following her years of experience in her chosen field, Heather has received recognition and has gained attention for the excellent work she does in making sure the right stories are told the right way. Her passion and dedication to her work have won her four Emmy Awards. Furthermore, she has received a Sword of Hope Award which she earned in 2005 for her story of Karen Grant. She has also been honoured with an Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Clarion Award, and most of all, a Grand Glacier recognition
The journalist has been married to her longtime partner Nicholas Little of Nantucket for over two decades. Their wonderful union has resulted in the birth of two kids, a boy and a girl named Will and Kyla.
Heather Unruh’s son, Will made the news when she called a press conference on November 8, 2017, to reveal that the actor Kevin Spacey had sexually assaulted him at a bar sometime in the past. She alleged that her son was meeting the House of Cards actor whom he had a great admiration for when Kevin put his hands down Will’s pants and tried to convince him to go with him to a party. According to her, Will had lied to the actor that he was of drinking age so as to impress and keep hanging out with him, but Kevin took things too far and crossed the line into sexual assault. The case is still undergoing trial in court.
What Happened To Heather Unruh?
The newswoman is still very much alive and well, but she has been busy dealing with the sexual harassment situation involving her son, so this has taken up a good portion of her time. She is also busy with her advocacy, raising awareness for illnesses like lung cancer, which is a very personal issue for her because her mom is a cancer survivor.
Facts Worth Knowing About Heather
1. She has received numerous honors from organizations like Uniting against Lung Cancer and the American Cancer Society for being an advocate for the disease’s awareness.
2. Heather currently resides in Boston with her husband and children.
3. She helped establish the non-profit Stand With Everyone Against Rape in 2013, to encourage people to speak out against sexual violence.
4. Heather Unruh is working on a bunch of documentaries touching on sensitive and honest stories which will be released soon.