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.
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.
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A look into the fuel economy shows some surprising things.
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Marshalling creativity may be more art than science, especially where a Seattle drawing instructor is concerned.
The classic characters of drama may be fun to watch in plays or movies but they’re a major distraction in the office.
Beginning May 4th and running though Labor Day, the Barnes will host its first solo exhibit of contemporary art, and the first outside show in 90 years.
The spectacle of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem show debuts here May 30th.
Festival director Jay Wahl says he’s aiming for interaction with art and artists on an intimate scale.
Earth Day comes a little late in Cherry Hill, but organizers of Saturday’s festival at Croft Farm say it’ll be worth the wait.
The murders occurred about 11:20pm near Gurney and Swanson Streets, according to Philadelphia homicide captain James Clark.
Penn’s Annenberg School is hosting an event this evening marking the 50th anniversary of a landmark bit of communication.
The PECO Scholars Program was established in 2010, with an eye toward providing a little extra financial boost for some high-achieving students.
Former federal prosecutor Lauren Ouziel, now teaching national security law at Villanova, dismisses calls for military jurisdiction in the case.
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