Marcy Norton

norton 32 300x225 _fischer Rejoining the staff of KYW Newsradio in February 2015 was like a homecoming for Marcy Norton.

She worked at the station as a writer in 1997. After a stint in the midwest, she returned to KYW in 1999 as a reporter, anchor, and editor, staying for three more years.

Now, she’s excited for a third go-round at Philadelphia’s news powerhouse.

Marcy grew up in Amsterdam, NY, in the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.

She graduated from the Roy H. Park School of Communications, at Ithaca College, with a bachelor of science degree in television and radio, with a concentration in broadcast journalism and a minor in politics.  While in college, she spent a semester at Ithaca College’s London Center, completing an internship with BBC Television.  She also traveled extensively to many European cities, including to what was then East Berlin, and to the USSR.

Marcy’s journalism career started in high school, when she served as a student editor for her hometown newspaper.  She also spent several summers there as a reporter/intern.

Her radio career began right out of college, when she was hired by FSR/PAC 93 radio in Ogdensburg, NY.  Next, she worked a reporter and anchor at WILM Newsradio, in Wilmington, Del., and served as a radio news anchor at Metro Networks, in Philadelphia, before joining KYW for the first time.

During a brief move to the Midwest, she was a business and county politics reporter for the Rock Island Argus, in Rock Island, Ill.

From 2002 to 2014, Norton was an anchor for the Wall Street Journal Radio Network, providing network reports for hundreds of stations around the country throughout the economic crisis and recovery, and providing custom reports for stations in major cities.

She returned to KYW Newsradio when the WSJ Network ceased operations late last year.

Over the years, her honors have included “best radio anchor” in 1996 and 1997 from the National Federation of Press Women, and first place awards for public service reporting from the Philadelphia Press Association, Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists, and Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters.

Marcy enjoys running, cake decorating, and gardening, and lives in Bucks County with her two sons and their cat, Leonidas.

 

 

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New Funding For Groups That Help With Housing In PA

Eight area non-profit groups that provide housing assistance are receiving portions of a 100-thousand dollar grant through a program sponsored by Citizens Bank.

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Pa. Beer Sellers Readying For Six Pack Sales

Now that Governor Tom Wolf is expected to sign legislation allowing wider sale of six packs.

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Charred Remains Found Behind Building In Kensington

The body was discovered on the 2100 block of East Allegheny Avenue near the railroad tracks just before 8 o-clock this morning.

10/21/2016

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Philadelphians Enjoy Warm Autumn Temps!

Forecasters are calling for record challenging temperatures over the next few days, in what could be summer’s last gasp.

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Music librarian Perry Genovese places a banjo on display for lending at the Parkway Central Library. (Credit: Marcy Norton)

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The Free Library of Philadelphia is adding musical instruments to the list of items you can borrow for free.

09/25/2016

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Montgomery County Lawyer Accused Of Raping Former Client Faces New Charges

A Montgomery County attorney already facing rape charges is now accused of a handful of additional felonies, after police say he lied to access confidential information about his accuser.

09/24/2016

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SEPTA Sees Big Drop In Revenue Following Regional Rail Issues

Busch says SEPTA estimates it lost about $7 million in fare revenue.

09/23/2016

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Gloucester County Animal Shelter Holds Special Cat Adoption Event

It’s the “tail end” of kitten season — the time of year stray and some pet cats give birth to their litters of kittens. That means overcrowded shelters.

09/17/2016

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Don’t Plan On Driving While Wearing Your New AirPods

With the buzz surrounding Apple’s new AirPod wireless ear buds, it’s worth reminding drivers that it’s illegal in Pennsylvania to wear earphones while you’re behind the wheel.

09/14/2016

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A Call To Action On Solemn Anniversary Of 9/11

A solemn ceremony in Philadelphia marked the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, featuring a march through the streets of Old City and remarks from Mayor Jim Kenney and other dignitaries.

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Rising Sea Levels Could Soon Become Our Problem

Perry recommends residents encourage their elected representatives to pass laws that will help stop global warming.

09/10/2016

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Students Grateful For Half Day Of School In Sweltering Heat

“It’s way too hot in there. We’re, like, sweating pools of water to a point where, we’re just sitting in our own sweat.”

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A school of Menhaden fish thrash in a net before being loaded into the refrigeration compartments of the 'Reedville' off the coast of Smith Island, Virginia on June 22, 2015. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) sets the Menhaden catch limit per year and it is currently at 187,880 metric tons.   AFP PHOTO/ ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS        (Photo credit should read Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

20,000 Dead Fish Vacuumed Out Of Waters Near Little Egg Harbor

Workers vacuumed up about 20,000 of the young menhaden floating in Great Bay and dumped them in landfills.

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U.S. Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis will be honored next month with the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal.

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