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 Delania Garling, 27, pepper sprayed two employees then tried to toss the spray to her 7-year-old daughter so she could spray them too.
Rising Sun Avenue has been blocked off near Martindale Street by police as a precaution.
Detectives at the special victims unit confirmed that they have arrested a man in his 40′s in connection with an alleged rape and robbery that took place on the SEPTA concourse at 1500 Market Street.
A Philadelphia police officer was taken to the hospital after being pinned between her own patrol car and another car.
Officials of the zoo say Anasazi died following a sudden decline in health while battling cancer and kidney failure.
Police in West Philadelphia are looking for a gunman who fired on a Septa Route G bus just before one o’clock this morning.
Philadelphia police have arrested two men in connection with last Thursday night’s beating and robbery of a 53-year old cab driver.
Police in Philadelphia, Montgomery County and Chester County are investigating four separate accidents that took the life of one person and left at least eight people injured.
Police say a driver lost control and crashed through a fence bordering Philadelphia International Airport near Tinicum and Scott way around 2:30am Wednesday.
Police are urging drivers to use caution on the roads because of ponding and flooding in low-lying poor drainage areas.
The morning snow storm had some affect on mass transit, this morning. Philadelphia International Airport reported weather-related delays of up to an hour and 30 minutes and SEPTA suspended service on its Cynwyd Regional Rail line due to switching problems.
A fire of undetermined origin claimed the life of an unidentified resident inside a home along the 500-block of Barbra Drive in East Norriton.
Police are hunting for a gunman who sprayed several homes with bullets, wounding a man who was asleep in his bed inside his home, from a playground in the Parkside neighborhood of West Philadelphia.
Repair crews were dispatched to the scene of a water main break in South Philadelphia, this morning.
Bishop Joseph Galante is stepping down due to health issues.