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.
Lincoln had two mothers, Nancy who died when he was nine, and Sarah, a widow Lincoln’s father married.
The month of May is American Stroke Month and is it meant to raise awareness of an ailment that hits about 800,000 of us annually. Despite what some may think, it is not something that only strikes the old.
It’s called “Outbeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival,” and it will comprise events at various venues from September 18th through 21st.
Dr. Gallagher headed what is now Philadelphia Unviersity for 23 years, including during its changeover from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. He takes over June 2nd, as Brother Michael McGinness retires.
The headlines have trumpeted Administration figures that more than 7 million people signed up for health care coverage through the exchanges.
The American Lung Association says the Philadelphia region is still among the most air-polluted places in the country.
Dozens of young filmmakers from about the region will walk the “green” carpet tonight at Upper Dublin High School’s Performing Arts Center for the 6th annual Greenfield Youth Film Festival.
Three of the four Democrats seeking to replace the outgoing Allyson Schwartz in Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District took part in a debate in Rhawnhurst last night.
We can add another thing to the list of what the just-ended winter hammered: bees. From an infectious mite to the mysterious colony collapse disorder, you can add winter’s months of frozen tundra to the list.
This was the “Arbor Day of Service” by the local chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (“ISA”).
A team of Swarthmore students leave today for Houston to test their concept vehicle at a competition.
A center city hotel’s rooftop garden will be buzzing this year, with the addition of two beehives and their resident tens of thousands of honeybees.
It took the jury little more than three hours to convict Rahim McIntyre of three of the four charges against him, including taking part in interstate commercial sex trafficking.
Now that the federal tax filing deadline is behind us, maybe you’re wondering if there’s a less cumbersome way to structure the income tax, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Cherry Hill Psychologist Sidney Cohen wrote the book “Your Self-Sabotaging Inner Bully: Standing Up To It Once and For All!”
We’re seeing a lot more sun these days, as spring unfolds, but are we using it more? A solar power advocate says that may be about to take off.
The Jellystone Park campground in Elmer, Salem County, is swinging for the fences with an attempt to set a Guinness record for people simultaneously dying Easter eggs.
Today’s tax-filing deadline is especially dreaded by people who owe money and there’s a little-used way to deal with the problem that could benefit a few people or companies.
Archie, while a known character in comics and cartoons, is small potatoes in terms of sales, a couple of thousand of comic books a month compared to 115,000 for one of the Batman titles.
A worker on a crane attached signs saying “Frozen Four” to the outside of the Wells Fargo Center while, inside, a whole new crop of NCAA ice hockey championship banners dangled from the rafters.
For generations of students at top business schools like Wharton, there was a path of a job at Wall Street’s top firms. The path is still there but an investigative author finds fewer students are taking it.
Hurricane Sandy battered Atlantic coast beaches, but the flip side of the storm, south of the eye where wind howled from the west, chewed up those on the New Jersey shore of the Delaware Bay.
People with MS and those caring for them are invited to a free conference on the ailment, Saturday in Center City. But you have to pre-reigster!
This is a watershed moment — for the 13,500-square-mile Delaware River watershed, that is.
A La Salle University American Studies senior has won an award for a paper on a musical trend. In short, you can’t keep country music down on the farm.
Cobb threw his football helmet in the ring for the First District seat that had been Rob Andrews’ since 1990.
Philadelphia psychologist, author and radio host Dr. Dan Gottlieb is out with a new book, in some ways about his life, but morever about yours.
One of the world’s most-famous champions of non-violence had an angry streak, something that came as a shock to his grandson and now, that story is now a children’s book.
Energy will be an issue in the mid-term elections and the Governor’s race. Wind is currently a minor energy contributor, providing 1.5 percent in PA, says Central High and Wharton grad Jacob Susman, founder of community wind farm builder OwnEnergy.
This “winter that just won’t end” has been trying for us humans, but it’s been murder on a type of bug that’s devastating Pennsylvania’s state tree.