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.
Boeing says two recent contracts will fund production of a total of 337 aircraft between 2015 and 2019.
Philadelphia homicide detectives are investigating all three incidents. Police have no suspects so far.
Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of a man wanted for stealing four small items worth nearly $20,000 from a community television production house at 7th and Ranstead Streets.
It was a violent night in the city as six people were shot or stabbed in separate incidents Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
At least three motorcycles and possibly an SUV were involved in the wreck at about 11:30 Tuesday night.
Nearly two dozen cars were either damaged or destroyed following a fire in a parking lot in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday morning.
Many American Airlines flights had to be rescheduled because of a power outage at terminal A-East.
A Southwest Philadelphia mother was arrested and charged with homicide late Thursday in connection with the Tuesday death of her four-year-old daughter.
Several hundred riders took part in the 41st annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon on Sunday which began in Philadelphia and finished 65 miles away in Buena Vista, New Jersey.
A Germantown homeowner was awakened early Thursday by a noise and when he opened his eyes, there was a man standing over him.
Police were kept busy with several violent incidents in the city overnight.
Philadelphia police say a 24-year-old man is in stable condition after he was shot during a robbery in the 1600 block of South 7th Street.
It happened at about 10:15 Tuesday night in the 700 block of West Mount Airy Avenue.
So far, police have no suspects, but investigators are hoping neighborhood surveillance tapes may surface that will produce some leads.
Customers at the Upper Darby McDonald’s got upset last night when two women were allegedly found having sexual relations in a rest room. Things quickly got out of hand and police were called.