A graduate of Washington and Lee University, Bruce started his career in public relations at Southeastern University in Washington, DC.
He left that post in 1983 to join the staff of the White House Press Office, where he compiled and wrote a daily summary of news coverage for the President and senior staff and assisted with media handling.
He left the White House in 1985 to pursue a path in visual journalism. He worked from 1985 to 1988 as an editor and television cameraman at CinemaSound, a commercial television studio in Arlington, Virginia, where his clients included Xerox, Perdue, political campaigns, and PBS. In 1988, in addition to his television camera work, he began working as freelance news photographer for United Press International, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
From 1991 through 1997 he worked as a contract photojournalist at the Washington, DC, bureau of Reuters where his daily assignments included coverage of the White House and Capitol Hill.
In 1995 he co-founded The Evans-McCan Group with his wife and former colleague, Jennifer Law Young. He served as director of "Stolen Years," the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary.
Bruce has since worked as a staff photographer for WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia, and as the photographer and editor of the Fox 21/27 Morning News in Roanoke, before returning to WDBJ7 as the Lexington bureau reporter.
Bruce and his wife Jennifer now live and work out of Lexington, Virginia.