Charles Pugh Biography
Charles Pugh is an American former television journalist, radio personality, and politician from Detroit, Michigan. For ten years, he served as the weekend anchor at WJBK in Detroit. Charles also served as the radio personality on CoCo, Foolish and Mr. Chase in the Morning and his own talk show, That’s What’s Up, which originally aired Sunday evenings on WJLB.
n 2009, Pugh was elected council president of Detroit City Council, becoming the city’s first openly LGBT elected official. Pugh served as president from 2010 until resigning in 2013 and relocating to New York City.
Charles Pugh Early Life
Pugh was born in Detroit to George and Marcia Pugh. His parents divorced when he was a toddler. At the age of three, his mother was murdered by a drug dealer in their home in the San Juan neighborhood of Detroit, and in 1978 his father committed suicide. At the age of nine, he moved in with his grandmother. Pugh graduated from Murray-Wright High School in 1989 and attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri on a $24,000 scholarship from Ford Motor Company.
After graduating in 1993, Pugh started as an anchor on WIBW in Topeka, Kansas, later moving to WISE in Fort Wayne, Indiana and news stations in Columbia, Missouri and Norfolk, Virginia. In 1999 Pugh, joined WJBK the FOX affiliate in Detroit.
Charles Pugh Age
Born On August 3, 1971, Pugh is 47 years of age as of 2019.
Charles Pugh Height
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Charles Pugh Career
Pugh resigned from the station in March 2009 to campaign for Detroit City Council.e won the most votes of any council candidate on election day, giving him the title of council president, despite a controversy late in the campaign when he acknowledged that he had been struggling financially and his home had been foreclosed. In 2012, Pugh made headlines in what local newspapers termed a “Twitter war” with an intern at Automotive News. After a brief disagreement on the social network, Pugh tweeted Automotive News requesting that they speak with the intern about his “offensive” posts.
In June 2013, City Councilman Ken Cockrel Jr., who had served as Mayor and President of the Council, made note of Pugh’s recent attendance problems, noting that the then-Council President had missed four meetings in a row. At the end of that meeting, Gary Brown, who was the Council’s President Pro Tempore and presided over the Council in Pugh’s absence, told his colleagues that Pugh had requested a four-week leave of absence as “sick leave.
On June 27, 2013, Detroit emergency financial manager Kevyn Orr formally stripped Pugh of his responsibilities and pay as president of Detroit City Council.
Charles Pugh Networth
His 2018 estimated net worth is Under Review` up from Under Review in 2017 with estimated 2017-2018 earnings` salary` and income of Under Review. Though it is Estimated That He earns a Top Percentile In The Industry.
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Charles Pugh Sexual Allegations
On June 26, 2013, Pugh made headlines again when it was alleged that while serving as president of Detroit City Council he had an inappropriate relationship with a male high school student, aged 17 or 18. Family spokesman Skip Mongo told reporters Pugh “was in a position of authority and he tried to seduce this young man.” News broke of the allegations, and Pugh allegedly left Detroit in the middle of the night.
On June 29, 2013, a police report was filed claiming a teenager was being groomed by Pugh. In December 2013, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper announced she would not file charges against Pugh as there was no evidence that he had engaged in any wrongdoing. The victim filed a civil lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, asking for $1.5 million in damages. On November 9, 2015, the jury found for Pugh’s accuser, awarding him $250,000.
On June 22, 2016, Pugh was formally charged by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for his arrest on six counts of criminal sexual conduct, three each of first and third degree, for an incident in September 2003. A conviction of first degree CSC in Michigan is punishable by up to life in prison.
On October 26, 2016, Pugh pleaded guilty in Wayne County Circuit Court before Judge Thomas Cameron. Pugh’s plea agreement called for him to agree to plead guilty to two counts of third-degree CSC, while prosecutors dropped three counts of first degree CSC. His deal calls for him to serve between 5 1/2 to 15 years in prison and register as a sex offender for life. In the hearing, Pugh admitted to having sex with the victim at least twice in 2003 and 2004, when the victim was between 13 and 15. Cameron formally sentenced Pugh to 5 1/2 to 15 years in prison on November 9, 2016.