Todd Wallace joined the WPRI News Team in May 2013. His award-winning broadcast journalism career spans more than two decades covering history in the making in some of the biggest news markets in the country – Boston, Dallas and Washington, D.C.
Jackson, Mississippi is where Todd began his on‐air career at CBS affiliate WJTV. His investigative series, Precious Cargo, is credited with helping change the state’s school bus transportation laws. Todd also co-hosted Mississippi’s only local talk show, Mississippi Morning, and served as the station’s main anchor.
Later, Todd advanced his career by becoming the morning anchor for WTTG, the FOX station in Washington, DC. He interviewed national personalities in politics, entertainment and sports. He was the station’s White House correspondent during the investigation and eventual impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Todd also field anchored his station’s morning news coverage in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon.
Todd returned to the South when he became an anchor for NBC affiliate KXAS in Dallas. He won the 2007 Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists for his story Passion and Pasture. Todd later became the main anchor at WRTV in Indianapolis. His position had even more responsibilities behind the scenes. He evaluated and shaped content for all evening newscasts during editorial meetings and field-anchored every evening newscast for the first inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Todd also worked as a freelance reporter for WCVB in Boston and covered the manhunt and shootout of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he majored in broadcast journalism and founded the student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists there, serving as its first president.
Todd and his wife live in East Providence with their daughter and two dogs.