Philip Rucker is a political analyst and a member of the White House press corps. He is currently the White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post.
Rucker is a versatile journalist and is known for his contribution as a correspondent, political analyst, and news reporter. He is named as one of the most respected journalists from the Washington D.C
Quick Facts and Information on Philip Rucker
|Full Name / Real Name||Philip James Madelen Rucker|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||20th March 1984|
|Current Residence||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million|
Philip Rucker Bio: Age, Birthday, Parents
36 years of age, Philip Rucker was born on 20th March 1984 to his parents in Gordonston, USA. Since Rucker’s birthday falls in the mid-month of March, his zodiac sign is Pisces.
His parents raised Rucker in Savannah and now he is residing in Washington D.C., the capital city of the USA. Rucker was born initially with the name Philip James Madelen Rucker; however, he prefers to be called by his surname.
Furthermore, Rucker hasn’t provided any information on his father and neither has he talked about his siblings in any of his social media. However, Rucker has mentioned his mother a few times on his social media platforms.
Philip is 5 feet and 9 inches (175 cm) tall, and currently, he weighs around 85 kg (187lbs. in pounds).
Philip Rucker Education
For his early education, Rucker joined Rim of the World High School in 1998 where he learned different subjects including history classes. After two years of attending, he transferred to St. Andrew’s School, which is situated in Savannah. In the Scottish-history secondary school, he topped the class and served as Valedictorian of his class.
The school awarded him the Alumni award after he was called there in 2017. After graduating from St. Andrew’s school, Rucker attended Yale University in New Haven where he graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. After graduating, he started a job at the Washington Post.
Philip Rucker Career
Rucker entered the Washington Post in June 2006 as a Metro intern. Philip started operating full-time for them as a correspondent one year after he joined the company.
Rucker began incorporating Maryland state politics in October 2007and reported social change and behavior of people as a philanthropy reporter in April 2008. In November 2008, Rucker went to national politics with his other team members and gained attention when he and his members got nominated as Pulitzer Prize finalists for their coverage of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting.
In November 2010, Rucker became a Congressional Reporter. Philip covered the 2012 Mitt Romney presidential campaign until he decided to change his correspondent from Congressional to National Political Correspondent in January 2014.
After working for a few months on behalf of White House beat, he covered the 2014 midterms and 2016 presidential election. Rucker then served as one of the lead reporters for the 2016 United States Presidential election.
Rucker was promoted to Washington Post’s White House Bureau Chief in January 2017. On 21st January 2020, Philip along with Carol D. Leonnig published a book entitled A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America. This book presents an account of the first three years of the presidency of Donald Trump.
Philip Rucker Wife/Married
Rucker hasn’t talked about his personal life in any of his interviews or social media. It is unknown for us, to be exact, if Rucker is married or not; however, we can assume Rucker might be currently single. Assuming by his busy schedule, Rucker might not have time to be in any kind of relationship. Nonetheless, he is usually seen with his colleague Carol Leonnig.
Philip Rucker Sexuality
Over the years, Rucker’s sexuality has been a matter of concern to many people. Rumor has it that Rucker is homosexual, i.e. he is gay. However, this is just a rumor and Philip himself hasn’t either confirmed or denied it.
This story escalated quickly when Rucker showed his interest in LGBT rights by demanding justice for gay people on his news. Nonetheless, this doesn’t prove anything about his sexuality, and unless Rucker doesn’t talk about himself openly, the question will always remain if Rucker is straight or gay.
Philip Rucker Salary & Net Worth
Rucker has been a correspondent for different media. Additionally, Rucker is considered the best reporter by most of the people in the United States. Rucker has worked for more than 14 years and is currently earning $50,000 a month. Considering his present earning and his future salary, Rucker is estimated to have a net worth of $2.5 million.
Philip Rucker Social Media
Rucker is very active in his twitter account, where he has more than 500K followers as of September 2020. Philip tweets and retweets about different political based affairs and news. Rucker also has a Facebook account of 10K followers in which he occasionally posts. Additionally, Rucker also has Instagram where he occasionally posts about his personal life and achievements.