Broadcast Pioneers member Mike Strug
WCAU-TV Official Photo
NBC 10 News Reporter Mike Strug is a familiar face to Philadelphia. That's not surprising, since he's spent nearly 40 years on the air.
He was one of the "kid" reporters on Channel 6 when Action News was launched and worked at the ABC affiliate for 12 years. He grew into a well known, seasoned reporter at Channel 3, where he worked for ten year and is now one of NBC 10’s most experiences and knowledgeable reporters.
Over the years, Broadcast Pioneers member Mike Strug has been primarily a reporter, although he did a little bit of everything from anchoring to weather (three weekends at Channel 6, until management realized he didn't know an isobar from an ice cream bar). He's won a couple of Emmys for his work along with awards from the Philadelphia Press Association and the Pennsylvania A.P. Broadcasters Association.
In 1989, he temporarily gave up TV reporting full-time to turn his attention to other video related ventures. He started by creating and hosting a real estate program called "The New Homes Report." It might have lasted more than 16 months if the housing market hadn't crashed.
Strug has produced, written and/or narrated a variety of industrial and corporate videos for a wide range of clients, from the Rohm and Haas Company to the Carpenters' Company. He was also involved in the annual broadcast of the Mummers Parade from 1992 to 1995 working as both host and producer.
(left to right) Howard Eskin, Mike Strug and Ray Didinger (all Broadcast Pioneers members)
Annual Broadcast Pioneers Banquet
Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, November 21, 2008
As a consultant, Strug has been involved with The Lenfest Group (owner of the Suburban Cable System) in establishing their News Channel, a 24-hour a day television news service. In addition, he has been a member of the Martel & Associates team advising business executives in various aspects of media communications.
Strug is a native of Philadelphia. He was born in Society Hill (before anyone realized what would happen to property values there), raised in Logan (before it began sinking into the earth), and currently lives in the Somerton section of the city. In 2008, Mike Strug was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's "Hall of Fame."
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Top Photo and bio courtesy of NBC 10, WCAU-TV
Annual Banquet photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Jerry Klein
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