Apart from being an award-winning journalist, Philip Rucker is also an advocate for the Lesbians, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual (LGTB) community. His ability to work as an unbiased and well-spoken journalist has made him a household name in the American media industry.
Some of his achievements that made him popular include winning the prestigious Pulitzer Prize achievement award. He was also widely known for his role as the White House media coordinator for The Washington Post; a US-based daily publication that deals with the country’s politics and internal governance issues.
Ever since he became a famous journalist and an activist of the LGBT community, a lot of people have been curious to know more about his person, with many questions asked about his lifestyle, origin, members of his family, and so on. To learn more about Philip Rucker, read his profile below.
Philip Rucker Bio
It is not unusual to come across queries made about this fella’s age. According to the records, he was born as Philip James Madelen Rucker on March 20, 1984, to his American parents whose names are not known yet to the media. The information about his family members have not been obtained yet by the media but from his posts on Instagram, it was discovered that he has a brother and sister whose names are not available at the moment. He grew up in his home town and is an American citizen of white ethnicity.
Digging into his school history, Philip Rucker in his teenage days attended St. Andrew’s School, a Scottish-history secondary school that is situated on Wilmington Island in Savannah, Georgia. He came out top of his class while graduating from the school in 2002. Fifteen years later, in 2017, he received a notable alumni award from the school.
After high school, Rucker went ahead to further his education as he became a student of Yale University, a private Ivy League research institution in New Haven, Connecticut. While he was studying there, he was a journalist for the school’s student newspaper, Yale Daily News. In 2006, he completed the requirements for a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in history and graduated.
A year before graduating, Rucker had worked as a trainee at Metro Staff. While he was training there, he reported on various news and topics ranging from politics to national issues, and other matters.
In 2008, he started working as a journalist for the American daily newspaper The Washington Post, which reports news on national politics and the country’s federal government. During the 2012 presidential campaign, Philip Rucker covered the presidential campaign of former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romey, which officially began on June 2, 2011. The campaign was unsuccessful as the former governor lost to the then incumbent President Barack Obama.
After covering various White House news, Rucker was given a higher position as the White House Bureau Chief in 2014. He was assigned that same year to cover the midterm elections which was held on November 4, 2014, in the middle of President Obama’s second term.
In 2016, Philip Rucker went ahead to cover the presidential election which was held on November 8, 2016, and which saw the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump emerge as the presidential election winner. Two years later, in 2018, he received the Pulitzer Prize award for National Reporting.
Philip Rucker is presently a reporter for The Washington Post, MSNBC and NBC.
Is He Gay? Who is the Wife or Husband?
Philip Rucker has managed to keep his personal life off the public eye as there is very little information available concerning his private life. However, we have come to know that the journalist is still very much single and does not seem to have any love interest in his life presently.
Because of his non-stop advocacy and engagement with the LGBT community, there has been a lot of news suggesting that the media personality is Gay, a rumor he is yet to deny or confirm.
It is still very uncertain if Philip Rucker is gay, but it is certainly clear that there has not been any evidence or proof that shows that he is indeed gay. For now, his sexual orientation is anyone’s guess.