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.
By John Ostapkovich PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–A Philadelphia Museum known for its anatomical displays has helped expand our knowledge of a deadly disease. An article in the “New England Journal of Medicine” pinpoints the strain of cholera [...]
Bottom line: his image has been dinged but not totaled.
Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, admitted that December’s jobs number was a disappointment, but he says the long-term trend is positive
Jenoff was one of two men hired by Cherry Hill rabbi Fred Neulander to murder his wife, Carol, so Neulander could carry on an affair.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, which found that Philadelphia is, in fact, at the head of the pack of green-leaning cities, has now studied how several types of water-conserving infrastructure improvements benefit the bottom line.
Malcolm X remains both a famous and controversial figure, 49 years after he was assassinated yet a new book presents what may be a fresh take on the activist: his childhood from the perspective of his daughter.
A lot of this is way out there from the perspective of mainstream Western medicine, described by Mincolla as “diagnose and prescribe.” Mark Mincolla focuses much more on prevention.
STEM education, for Science, Technology, Eningeering and Math, is highly prized these days, but what if it were as accessible as playing with a favorite toy?
A Mummers’ offshoot got some new blood this year.
An intriguing little ditty on the CNN Money web site may be a peek into how we interpret data in the future.
This is the fourth year for “Operation Holiday Help” by the group Unity in the Community.
Game tickets range from $72 for standing room, to more than $21,000 for the field level. Then there’s airfare and hotel.
Acetaminophen, a pain and fever reducing medication, is the active ingredient in Tylenol and all sorts of other things, and that’s where a danger lies.
“Flora & Ulysses, The Illuminated Adventures,” is a mix of prose and comic book sequences that begin with a squirrel’s near-fatal encounter with a vacuum cleaner.
For the second time this week, the Philadelphia Fire Department has gotten a nice donation for smoke detectors. But this time, it’s for people who can’t hear the regular ones.