Todd Baucher is a news reporter for WTAP-TV.
In April of 2014, Todd Baucher was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Associated Press of the Virginias. It is the culmination of a career which now is in its 35th year, one of the longest tenures of any of the station's on-air staff.
He joined the station in 1980, two years after graduating from Ohio University, and having spent two years as news director at Marietta radio station WBRJ (now WLTP). Todd brought his expertise in covering Marietta events to television, but throughout the years, he's covered major news events on both sides of the Ohio River.
He covered the 1986 West Virginia Penitentiary riots, and has witnessed Presidential visits in both West Virginia and Ohio. In 1994, Todd was a front-line reporter during the Shell Chemical explosion in Belpre, which won an Associated Press Spot News Coverage award. Todd himself has won several AP awards, including Best Reporter, Best Writing, and Outstanding Coverage of a Scheduled News Event.
Todd has interviewed numerous newsmakers throughout the years, in fields ranging from politics (U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Jesse Jackson) to pop culture (Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White and Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek). All these accomplishments haven't gone unnoticed outside the Mid-Ohio Valley, either: in 2006, Todd was inducted into his high school's hall of fame in Mentor, Ohio.
Hope was fading for 118 people still missing after a huge landslide in China that left at least 15 people confirmed dead.
Colombia police arrested eight people from a little-known guerrilla group in last weekend's bombing at a Bogota mall that killed three people.
A California father buried what he thought was his son, only to learn that his son was alive and the coroner had made a misidentified a body.
A recent death isn't deterring treasure hunters in New Mexico from searching for a chest supposedly stuffed with unimaginable riches. Police want it to stop.
President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election in a tweet criticizing the Obama administration.