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.
As a polar vortex blankets the Delaware Valley in a deep freeze, record low temperatures are having a major effect on transportation, this morning.
The KYW Newsradio traffic center reports several accidents throughout Montgomery and Bucks Counties due to slick, icy conditions. Drivers are advised to reduce speeds and drive carefully.
Overnight shootings have left 2 men dead and several others hospitalized and police have few leads on any suspects
A Philadelphia man is facing DUI charges after crashing a car with his four young children inside.
The prosecutor’s office says an unidentified man was found shot around 1 a.m. near Bank and Morse Streets.
Firefighters in Montgomery County battled an early morning 2-alarm fire located at the Colonade Manor apartment complex along the 100-block of Washington Lane.
Thousands of people from all over the area turned out Sunday for the 43rd annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk at the Philadelphia Art Museum.
The Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Unit arrested two suspects in connection with a series of van break-ins and power tool thefts in Delaware County in recent months.
The pedestrian was struck and transported to Crozer-Chester Hospital just after 5:30am.
The Red Cross says 14 people are receiving assistance after a fire in North Philadelphia forced them from their homes.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is now investigating a car crash from last weekend involving an off-duty Philadelphia police officer and a Fishtown man who died.
A seven-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after a TV fell on him Wednesday night.
Shattered glass and furniture went flying as the red pickup jumped the curb and slammed into a large store front window.
Police suspect drag racing may have been a contributing factor in a crash around 330 a.m. Sunday morning along the Roosevelt Boulevard near Oxford Circle.
According to investigators, the incident happened near 23rd and Venango streets around 10pm in North Philadelphia’s Tioga section.