Chuck Strickler is happy to call Columbus home. He's an award-winning member of the 10TV News HD team, currently serving as weekend news anchor.
Chuck's main role is behind the anchor desk, but you will see him frequently reporting live on big stories out on the street for the morning, noon and other news programs.
In 1998 and 2005, Chuck received the "Best Reporter" award in Ohio from the Associated Press. He was also honored with the Ohio SPJ's "Best Reporter" award for a large market television station in 1999, 2000 and 2003. He has received many other awards for news and feature reporting and anchoring during his 23-year broadcast journalism career, including a regional emmy and the "Best Investigative" award with the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists in 2009 for his series called "Dirty Glasses."
Strickler has covered many big stories during his 16 years at 10TV, including the Oklahoma City bombing, the crash of the ValuJet Flight 592 in Florida, the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and two of Pope John Paul II's visits to the United States.
Chuck brings the cultural awareness and experience of a world traveler and educator to the 10TV News HD team. He is fluent in Spanish. His love of language led him to Seville, Spain, where he studied and lived for six months during college. His travels have also taken him to South America, where he lived and taught English at two private institutes in Lima, Peru.
Strickler was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He began his journalism career as a reporter at Penn State University's Daily Collegian newspaper. After graduation, he got his start in television news at WVVA-TV 6 in Bluefield, W.Va. He has also worked at WOWK-TV in Charleston, W.Va., and KIII-TV3 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Outside of work, Chuck is busy. He and his lovely wife, Jojo, are the proud parents of two energetic boys, Nikolas and Kristofer. When they're not home having fun with their boys, you'll probably find them at "Dr. Jojo's" dental practice in Hilliard where she is a pediatric dentist.
Besides loving to travel and speaking Spanish, Strickler is a big sports fan. He also likes to cook, eat and sing all types of music, especially barbershop harmony. Since arriving in Columbus, he has been a member of the Singing Buckeye Chorus. For the past several years, Chuck has sung in the annual "Merry Go Round" fundraiser for the Columbus Childhood league, a volunteer group that supports a daycare center for mentally and physically challenged children.
Chuck also serves on the Board of Directors for the Christine Wilson Foundation, a group started after the death of college student Christine Wilson and four others in a house fire near the Ohio State campus. This annual Christmas concert raises awareness and funds for the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital.