eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new
Flash Flood Warning In Parts Of Our Area: Forecast | Radar | Traffic | Share Photos | #CBS3Storm

John Ostapkovich

ost john John Ostapkovich

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.

Harry Kyriakodis and his three books at the CBS Broadcast Center. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

New Book Captures Ben Franklin Parkway’s Iconic Past

A Philadelphia author’s book, to be released next week, provides a history of the road in pictures.

07/04/2014

(Bathers enjoy the surf at an Ocean City, NJ beach.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

South Jersey Beaches May Limit Swimming If Oncoming Arthur Roils Surf Too Much

With seas of six to nine feet expected on Friday from Tropical Storm Arthur, even higher waves could be driven on shore, creating the danger of rip currents.

07/02/2014

US Vice President Joe Biden waves at the press in Vina Del Mar, Chile on March 11, 2014 after Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's inauguration.  File photo by Claudio Reyes/ AFP/ Getty Images)

VP Biden Will Take Part in Philadelphia’s July 4th Ceremonies This Year

Biden will join Mayor Nutter and others on Thursday morning in front of Independence Hall for the 2014 edition of the “Celebration of Freedom” ceremony.

07/01/2014

(credit: hsp.org)

HSP, NY Playwright Form Partnership Culminating In Historical Play

A New York playwright has embarked on a two-year collaboration with an unlikely partner — the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

06/30/2014

(Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Career Consultant Pens Book About Getting Your Dream Job In A Tough Economy

Although business reports indicate that hiring has picked up, getting a good job can still seem elusive. A new book from a Delaware County career consultant aims to empower you to win that battle.

06/29/2014

(credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Surgeon Says Food May Be To Blame For Rise In Esophageal Cancer

A sharp rise in esophageal cancer has its roots in what we eat, says a New York doctor with a new book that covers cause, effect and solution.

06/28/2014

Ann Tomalavadge of the ASCE presents the group's report on Pennsylvania infrastructure at Amtrak's 30th Street Station.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Engineering Group Gives Low Marks to Pennsylvania Infrastructure

The 2014 report card from the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the state no As. The highest of the sixteen grades was a “B” for freight rail.

06/25/2014

The US Coast Guard conducts a simulated "BUI" ("boating under the influence") stop on the Delaware River.  Photo by John Ostapkovich.

Drunk Driving, and Boating, Targeted by Phila. Area Law Enforcement

Public safety officials gathered along the Delaware riverfront to warn against a list of activities that become very dangerous when intoxicants are added.

06/23/2014

(Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Parents Forced To Battle Kids’ Summer Slide Once School’s Out

An annual rite of summer is that students lose ground academically. It’s called the summer slide and since teachers are off the clock, fighting it falls to parents.

06/22/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

FDA Considering New Weapon In Fight Against Obesity

The FDA has been asked to approve an implantable device to combat obesity.

06/21/2014

(Jim Pollin announces his $120,000 donation to preserve a single propeller from the SS United States.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Despite Generous Donation, Little of SS United States May Be Saved

It’s a silver cloud with a dark lining for the SS United States, the iconic cruise ship that has been languishing on the Philadelphia waterfront for the last eighteen years.

06/17/2014

(Photo by John Ostapkovich)

At a Philadelphia Conference, The Research Topic is Libraries

Philadelphia is hosting the 2014 Library Management Institute Summer Conference.

06/16/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa)

If Traveling For The World Cup, It’s Important To Take Health Precautions

If the World Cup in Brazil or some other attraction has tickled your fancy for international travel, here’s a reminder of a precaution to take.

06/15/2014

(credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Retired Wildlife Biologist Says Changes To Power Plant Emissions Are Necessary

Ed Perry of the National Wildlife Federation has spent seven years looking at the effects of climate change in Pennsylvania.

06/14/2014

(Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Charter School Seniors March Through Center City To Celebrate and Inspire

Seniors from Freire Charter School made some noise with a noontime march, in celebration of their impending graduation and more.

06/11/2014

previous

next