Gregory Pratt Biography
Gregory Pratt is a media personality serving as the Chicago Tribune reporter covering Mayor Brandon Johnson and City Hall. Previously, he worked in the Tribune’s downtown office as a general assignment reporter with an investigative emphasis. He joined the Tribune in 2013.
Gregory Pratt Age
How old is Gregory Pratt? According to my information, Gregory is around 34 years old as of 2023. However, his birthday is unknown.
Gregory Pratt Height
He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, approximately 1.7 meters or 170 centimeters.
Gregory Pratt Nationality
He holds American nationality. He is also half-white and half-Mexican.
Gregory Pratt Education
Pratt graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History in 2010.
Gregory Pratt Parents
Gregory is the son of Gregory Royal Pratt, who recently died at the age of 54. He was brought up by his Mexican-born mother in southwestern Chicago’s Little Village district, the home of many immigrants from Mexico. When he was five years old, his father left the family. As Gregory recalled, “He said he was running away from Italians to whom he owed money and from a drug problem he couldn’t escape. My parents tried to make it work but couldn’t.”
Gregory Royal Pratt made his way to Tennessee, where, in time, he remarried Desiree, kept a vegetable garden, and for many years worked in a refrigerator-manufacturing factory. He was also a sculptor who produced as many as 500 statuettes representing such characters as a priest, a man in a straitjacket, a satanic wizard, and a flasher.
In a recent, short article in the Chicago Tribune, Gregory wrote, “My dad lived with deep addiction. It led him to [make] poor decisions and [to] prison […].” He noted, “Despite his problems, my dad tried repeatedly to get sober and for stretches of time succeeded. But he couldn’t beat the disease. He once wrote in an e-mail to me: ‘Too many demons in my past, and the more I fight them, the more they fight me.’ So he kept his distance from Chicago and his only child.”
Apparently, Gregory Royal Pratt began making his clay figurines sometime after relocating to Tennessee; at least Gregory, Jr.’s mother does not recall seeing him produce the little objects during the period when the young family lived together in Chicago. The self-taught artist’s son said that, as a hobby, his father had made birdhouses and at one point went to school to study drafting “to help him with his work, for, at the refrigerator factory, he had to program a machine for sheet metal, which meant that he had to be familiar with basic geometry.”
In 2003, Gregory Royal Pratt enjoyed a fleeting moment in a small spotlight when a local newspaper in Tennessee published an item about him. About his hand-crafted figurines, he told its reporter, “If they don’t talk to me, I set them on the side.”
Gregory Pratt Wife
Is Gregory Pratt married? Gregory has managed to keep his marital status away from the limelight. Therefore, it is unknown whether he is married, single, or in a relationship.
Gregory Pratt Chicago Tribune
Raised in Little Village, Gregory is the Chicago Tribune reporter covering Mayor Brandon Johnson and City Hall. Before joining the Tribune in 2013, he worked for the BGA, alt-weeklies in Phoenix and Minneapolis, and Hoy. He has been a finalist for the Livingston and earned other national honors, including from the National Headliner Awards, the Lisagors, and Scripps Howard.
Gregory Pratt Salary
He earns an average annual salary of $80,122 as of 2023.
Gregory Pratt Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2023.
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