Since 1990, Al Novack has been KYW Newsradio 1060’s morning drive reporter.
In the mornings he is the first line of defense for breaking news in the Philadelphia region. Listeners count on Al to provide the up-to-the-minute details of news stories on the scene or from the newsroom.
Al is also first in command in the KYW Newsradio Storm Center on those hectic winter mornings with reports on road conditions and transit delays.
Prior to his tenure with KYW Newsradio, Al accumulated extensive experience in the radio business including 15 years with WCAU-AM where he served as the suburban bureau chief and the morning drive reporter. In 1975 Al was the weekend anchor and weekday afternoon reporter at WPEN.
Al also honed his radio skills at WFIL as the weekend news anchor and suburban bureau chief, and in 1972 he was the news director and morning drive anchor at WNAR in Norristown.
Al began his career at WKWF in Key West, Florida where he worked as a reporter and disc jockey while stationed at the Key West Naval Air Station.
Although he acquired numerous Associated Press Awards for outstanding coverage of newstories over the years, he is also very proud of being a full-time volunteer firefighter in Montgomery County.
He is a board member of the North Penn Volunteer Fire Company, Vice President of Montgomery County Fifth Fire District and Member and Delegate to the Montgomery Fireman’s Association and serves on the Montco 911 Advisory Board.
In 1986 Al won the Earl Mayers Award naming him Firefighter of the Year. By serving his country in the U.S. Naval Air Force he earned a Vietnam War Service Medal. He is also a member of the Jaycees and the Lower Gwynedd Township Country Fair Committee.
In 1972 Al Novack obtained his Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communications and Management from Temple University.
He currently resides in North Wales, PA with his daughter and two sons.
Police say the firefighter acknowledged setting fires to three vacant homes in Darby Township from May to July.
A woman who went swimming about an hour after life guards went off duty and believed to have drowned last night in Atlantic City is alive, according to police.
A Philadelphia Police Officer was dragged by a car for half a block in Olney Sunday morning. The officer was attempting to question a man who tried to break in to a food truck.
Philadelphia Police are investigating a convenience store robbery in Northeast Philadelphia.
A man caught on a Wawa surveilance tape punching a man last Sunday afternoon has surrendered to police. He was charged and released after posting bail.
Riders who rely on the regional rails for their commute were breathing a sigh of relief Sunday after federal intervention forced the end of a short-lived SEPTA strike.
Police in Upland, Delaware County say an unidentified man is facing assault and weapons charges following a late Tuesday night stabbing incident inside the Emergency Room of Crozer Chester Medical Center.
The two women were found unconscious inside a car parked at Wawa.
Deadly gunfire erupts overnight during a street corner argument near a gas station in West Philadelphia and one man is dead. Police are hunting a gunman.
A Chester police officer suffered a gunshot wound during a shootout in the city early Monday morning.
Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of an overnight fire that heavily damaged the Crystal Lake Diner on West Cuthbert Boulevard in Camden County’s Westmon Section.
The Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit says officers are investigating a report of a woman in her 20’s being sexually assaulted along the Schulkill River Trail not far from John F Kennedy Boulevard.
The badly decomposed body was that of an individual who had been dead for several days.
Investigators tracked down the problem and cleared the smoke from the area with large fans.
Ramsay coached the St. Joseph’s Hawks in 1955 and captured their first big 5 crown.