John Ostapkovich brings humor and wit, and a wealth of experience, to his anchoring and reporting duties at KYW Newsradio 1060.
Born in Philadelphia, John attended Lower Moreland High School and Temple University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a BA degree in communications. Lower Moreland High put him on its Wall of Fame in 2003.
He has been a broadcaster since 1974, including two years with AP Radio in Washington, DC and stints at TV stations in New York, Philadelphia (KYW-TV3), and Toledo, Ohio.
John joined KYW Newsradio in 1984. During his extensive career, he has covered a broad array of stories including the famous Philadelphia case in which a lawyer sued his firm for discrimination after it was revealed he had AIDS.
John went to Parris Island, SC to cover Marine basic training after the outbreak of the Gulf War, and with KYW’s Mike DeNardo produced an award-winning “Regional Affairs Council” series on the state of religion in Philadelphia.
In 2002, John was recognized nationally by the Radio-Television News Directors Association with an Edward R. Murrow award for his writing talents. The Pennsylvania Associated Press awarded him “First Place for Use of Sound” in 2005.
John is a computer gaming fan, and he has a collection of about 7,000 comic books. He and his wife Noeleen (a noted medical researcher) live in Bucks County. Their two children, Noel and Alita, are attending college. Their two pets, Baby and Ajax, are destined to be dogs all their lives.
A Northeast Pennsylvania woman with Multiple Sclerosis battled a pharmaceutical giant, and won, in a case that has changed the employment landscape.
There was a time when “plastic” was the stuff of the future; remember the famous quote in the movie The Graduate? But one woman is turning back the clock.
College graduation can be a joyous time for a family- maybe a bit stressful too – but for a young woman about to graduate from La Salle on Sunday there’s another big event ahead.
While this suit for damages (due to illness and for continued medical monitoring) includes some civilians, it also represents the grievances of some of the first responders who went toward the danger.
America has been called a melting pot or an ethnic stew but that often refers to masses of people. DNA testing can show it applies on the individual level as well.
Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Labor and Industry acknowledges missing the federal metric for first check issuance in the latest quarterly report card, but says the department had previously been criticized for paying claimants too much.
Prior to moderating an event at the Constitution Center, Jeffrey Rosen — a George Washington University law professor — talked with KYW Newsradio about his vision for the museum.
Working to stay fit sucks up a lot of people’s time, often with little to show for it, but a fitness journalist says, too often, we’re listening to old news or bad science.
No one has ever found a Fountain of Youth, but today’s search focuses, not in Florida, but our genes.
Many people have faced jarring shifts in their job prospects. A man who once bragged about making it rich now has advice on getting back on your feet after reality hits.
They’re not much to look at and not even good eating, but it’s tough to overstate the importance of freshwater mussels.
Bello says she’s incredibly moved by tonight’s award at the Independence Visitor’s Center, in part because she cut her teeth in activism while a Villanova student.
LaSalle 20th Century Literature professor Margot Soven hopes the new film conveys the central drama, of wanting something money can’t buy.
Italy is known for some of the world’s great art, which World War Two could have wiped out, but for the exploits of a few brave and knowledgeable troops.
An Elkins Park, Pa. woman who has been doing life coaching for top corporate and university clients is now opening up to everyone else, in two ways.