Bill Spencer(Reporter) Biography
Bill Spencer(Reporter) is an award-winning investigative reporter with almost 30 years experience uncovering what the powerful and the criminal trying to hide.
He joined KPRC 2 News in May 2013, but before that he spent 16 years at WXYZ-TV in Detroit as Chief Consumer-Investigative Reporter and running “The Call Bill For Action Team,” a tough consumer interest franchise that helped over 7,000 metro Detroiters every year, get their money back from crooked contractors, powerful utility companies, rip-off auto mechanics and basically anyone abusing consumers.
He also successfully helped hundreds of low-income families who lost their homes to fire, lost their jobs, lost their transportation and lost hope. “One of my most memorable stories involved getting a local family, the Van Houtens, a brand new 16-passenger Ford Van, after Mrs. Van Houston gave birth to sextuplets.
We presented it to her on live television and both she and her husband broke into tears,” he said. He has also anchored the news in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Tulsa, Oklahoma. As of 2019 Bill is bringing his feverish passion for investigative journalism to Houston.
“My mission here is to expose all those who are ripping people off, whether they are powerful politicians wasting or stealing our money, criminals who aim to scam us, or just heartless scum who are out to destroy people’s lives,” he says.
The reporter has won 10 Emmy Awards, several Associated Press awards, and two years straight he won the award for best television news reporting by The Michigan Associated Press. He is a former collegiate tennis player, who was ranked the position one Tennis Player/ Men’s 45 singles/ Southeastern Michigan for three years in a row.
Bill Spencer(Reporter) Age
He was born and raised in Houston. Bill Graduated from San Diego State University. He said that “I knew I wanted to work in TV at a very early age after watching Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw”. His date of birth is still under review it will be updated soon.
Bill Spencer(Reporter) Family
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Bill Spencer(Reporter) Wife | Bill Spencer(Reporter) Veronica
Bill is married to his wife, Veronica. They have been together for than 20 years old. The couple has two children together namely Bella and Meemo. In a certain interview, he said “We spend way too much time cuddling our two cat babies, Little Bella and Little Meemo (I always add “Little” before their names, I can’t help it”.
Bill Spencer(Reporter) Net Worth
He has won multiple Emmy awards and was twice named “Best Reporter” by the Michigan Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
Played collegiate tennis and was ranked the number one Men’s 45 Singles player in southeastern Michigan four years in a row. Bill has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2019.
Also, he played in a rock band, Wilderness, all through high school. We played over 100 shows all over Michigan, mostly at other high schools. It was a blast!
Bill Spencer ‘Thrilled’ to Join Houston’s KPRC
Bill Spencer has joined Houston NBC affiliate KPRC as a member of its investigative team.
“I’m thrilled to be here,” Spencer told TVspy. “My first story is an investigative piece on Monday night at 10:00 p.m.”
In January, Spencer left Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ after 16 years. According to Deadline Detroit, his contract wasn’t renewed. “Being out of work was terrifying for me,” said Spencer who started at KPRC yesterday. “I’ve never been through that before.”
The investigative reporter admits it’s tough to start over in a new market. He’s already fielding story ideas through Twitter, “If you have been the victim of a home burglary recently. I’d like to talk to you.”
The former chief consumer investigative reporter said he plans on doing more hard-hitting investigative pieces while at KPRC.
He said he made his investigative bones at WMUR in New Hampshire when he broke a number of stories on the Pamela Smart murder case. “I wound up on every talk show there is, Geraldo, Sally Jessy Raphael, Donahue.”
Before working for WXYZ, Spencer worked at KNXV in Phoenix, KLAS in Las Vegas, KTUL in Tulsa, OK, and WMUR in Manchester, NH, KOSA in Midland-Odessa, TX, and KMID in Midland, TX. Adopted from TVSpy – Adweek
Bill Spencer(Reporter) Help Solves It
Spencer Solves It: Helping Houston with consumer issues
HOUSTON – With Spencer Solves It, Channel 2 Investigator Bill Spencer is here to help. He’s taking on our viewer’s biggest consumer issues, working to find a solution and solve the problem with help from the community.
If you have a consumer issue you’ve been unable to resolve, contact Bill on our tip line at 713-223-TIPS (then press No. 2), or send him an email at [email protected]
We are looking for viewers who are willing to share their stories with our entire Channel 2 audience, so you’ll need to be willing to appear on television and our website. We’ll work to solve the issue and get you results!
If you’re a business, non-profit organization or just a good Samaritan who wants to help a fellow Houstonian in need, we’d love to hear from you too, and sign you up for Bill’s Brigade.”
Bill Spencer(Reporter) WXYZ-TV
UPDATED: WXYZ-TV Axes Bill Spencer, The “Call For Action” Consumer Reporter
WXYZ-TV has refused to renew the contract of Bill Spencer, the award-winning consumer reporter, who ran the station’s “Call for Action” team for 15 years.
Channel 7 employees say Spencer’s last day was Wednesday. His bio on the station web site has been removed.
Spencer could not be reached.
Ed Fernandez, WXYZ’s vice-president, and the general manager confirmed Spencer is not longer with the station, but declined to say more about the departure.
“Call for Action,” which receives some 7,000 requests for help a year, will continue, Fernandez said.
“It’s a very valuable asset for us as an organization,” he said.
In March, Spencer received a first-place award in the Associated Press Broadcasters Association competition for best individual reporting, one of the numerous honors he has accumulated in his career.
In recent weeks, Spencer helped a sobbing Dearborn widow retain her tiny home; came to the aid of a mother in Ypsilanti – who is unable to work because of a brain jury – restore electricity in her home and raised $13,000 for the Westside Cubs youth football team in Detroit to travel to their national championship.
Bill Spencer(Reporter) Awards
“I have won multiple Emmy awards and was twice named “Best Reporter” by the Michigan Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
Played collegiate tennis and was ranked the #1 Men’s 45 Singles player in southeastern Michigan four years in a row.
I also played in a rock band, Wilderness, all through high school. We played over 100 shows all over Michigan, mostly at other high schools.”
Bill Spencer(Reporter) Facebook
Click the following link for Bill home facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/KPRC2BillSpencer/