Jim Donovan to Anchor WKYC 7 P.M. News

Jim Donovan, long-time sports anchor at Gannett NBC affiliate WKYC Cleveland (DMA 18), will join co-anchor Robin Swoboda for Channel 3 News @ 7 pm.  He will continue his sports coverage at 6 and 11 p.m., but will expand his role into the anchor position at 7.

“Jimmy is more than sports, he’s a great storyteller and an astute interviewer,” said Brooke Spectorsky, WKYC president-GM. “Channel 3 viewers across the region love his quick wit and passion for his work.”

Donovan is returning to a full time schedule after recovering from a bone marrow transplant last summer.  He joined WKYC in March of 1985 as weekend sports anchor. In June of 1999, he was named the voice of the Cleveland Browns, doing play by play radio coverage.

He has done countless national and international events, including the 1996 Summer Olympics for NBC/WKYC; in 1994, World Cup Soccer; in 1992, swimming and soccer competitions at the Olympics for NBC.

He did live national coverage of the Soap Box and Derby, and coverage of the Cleveland Marathon. He also was the play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports’ NFL games from 1987 to 1997. He’s won multiple Emmys and been inducted into the Press Club Hall of Fame.

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