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March 19, 1986 | By Gail Shister, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don't be surprised if Channel 10 noon anchor Steve Levy becomes Channel 10 sports anchor Steve Levy. Station insiders say it's in the works. WCAU-TV management is talking to Levy about joining a weeknight - or possibly weekend - newscast as a sports anchor. Levy, 38, whose contract is up May 10, was a weekend sports anchor at Channel 6 for six years before crossing City Avenue to WCAU-TV in May 1982. Channel 10 sources say that Levy recently went out of town to make a hush- hush sports demo tape, at the request of management.
NEWS
June 27, 2011 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - Nick Charles, the former taxi driver who became CNN's first sports anchor and served in that role for nearly two decades, died Saturday after a two-year struggle with bladder cancer, the cable network reported. He was 64. He died peacefully at his New Mexico home, his wife Cory, a CNN International producer, told the network. Nicholas Charles Nickeas grew up in Chicago, working late-night jobs in high school to help his family, according to CNN. He eventually went to Columbia College Chicago to study communications and drove a taxi to help pay his tuition.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012 | Dan Gross
Listen up, nitwits, morons, losers and dopes.   Howard Eskin has been named sports anchor at Fox 29. The veteran sportscaster and 94 WIP weekend host will start Sept. 4 as sports anchor for Fox 29's 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news, as well as for Fox 29 "Sports Sunday" and "Game Day Live. " And just so you know, genius, Eskin will also contribute to "Good Day Philadelphia," the station has announced. Current sports anchor John Anderson will become a reporter/anchor on various newscasts.
NEWS
August 14, 2002 | By Jake Wagman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Radio and television personality Howard Eskin won't be driving his white Lexus across the river anytime soon. A municipal judge in Camden County yesterday revoked Eskin's New Jersey driving privileges for 60 days and ordered the sports anchor on WCAU-TV (Channel 10) and host on WIP-AM (610) to pay $180 in fines for a driving violation. Eskin, 51, was pulled over on May 14 on Berlin Road while on his way to the Flyers' Skate Zone, the hockey team's practice facility in Voorhees.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Wednesday to Sherman Hemsley, who moves on up to 74. Born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia, the actor played a hilariously devious dry-cleaner and deacon on "The Jeffersons. " (In real life, he was in the Air Force, worked for the post office and performed on Broadway.) In the stars for Sherman: Like Mr. J., he'll be successful in money. Unlike George, Hemsley will also be successful in relationships. Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham prosecutes 71 tomorrow.
NEWS
August 20, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Monday to Ukee Washington, who'll wake up with the city (or, as he says, his "morning family") by celebrating his 54th on "Eyewitness News This Morning. " The West Philly-born news vet's been at Channel 3 since 1986, first as a sports anchor, now as the anchorman for both "This Morning" and "Talk Philly. " (You can also catch him on the CW.) Recently recovered from a left-hip replacement, Washington has a big year ahead of him, starting with a few more squats and lots more fabulous Fridays.
NEWS
October 11, 1991 | By Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
Harvey Clark, the veteran WCAU-TV reporter who received national acclaim for his coverage of the 1985 MOVE disaster, has been fired. Clark, who joined WCAU in 1978, was halfway through a four-year contract when station management fired him Wednesday. The station had an option to cut short or renew the contract in January, and station manager Eugene Lothery "decided not to renew it," a station spokeswoman confirmed yesterday. It's not clear whether Clark will remain on the job until the first half of his contract expires in January.
SPORTS
April 14, 1998 | by Ellen Gray, Daily News Staff Writer Sports writer Bill Fleischman contributed to this article
Eight years after bowing out as sports director at top-rated WPVI (Channel 6), Don Tollefson is headed back to the locker room. Starting tonight, Tollefson will replace Carl Cherkin as sports anchor on "The Ten O'Clock News" on WTXF (Channel 29), ending a two-year run as co-host of the station's morning show, "Good Day Philadelphia. " Cherkin's last night on the air was last Wednesday. Preceding him out the door at 4th and Market streets was Bill Perry, Channel 29's longtime weekend sports anchor.
SPORTS
July 31, 1992 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Howard Eskin, the opinionated afternoon drive-time host on WIP-AM, is leaving the all-sports radio station to return full time to KYW-TV (Channel 3). Starting Sept. 8, KYW-TV news director Scott Herman said Eskin will be the sports anchor on the station's NewsDay telecast from 6 to 7 a.m. weekdays. Eskin has been handling the NewsDay sunrise sportscasts during the Olympics. His last show on WIP is scheduled to be Sept. 1. Eskin, 41, will continue his sports commentaries on WMMR-FM.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2002 | REGINA MEDINA Daily News wire services contributed to this report
PAMELA ANDERSON and Tommy Lee who?? The sex tape that has been the subject du jour of late has finally hit the streets of New York and it stars R&B star R. Kelly. In it, the singer purportedly has sex with very very young girls and is priced between $10 and $50, depending on clarity, the New York Daily News reported yesterday. "The R. Kelly X Files" DVD is "the hottest video in town," said Willis, a Bronx merchant. The video version, for unclear reasons, has a different title, "Rated R. Kelly Triple XXX, Vol. 1" but you get the feeling this ain't a concert performance.
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October 10, 2012 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer
LOVE, IT'S been noted, is lovelier the second time around. But how about being Fox29's sports director and lead fun-and-games anchor? "It's intriguing the second time around," said sports-broadcasting titan Howard Eskin who, earlier this month, began his second tour of duty at the local Fox outlet. "Is [it] better the second time around? It was great both times. " The 61-year-old mouth that roars, who appears weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m., was initially seen on Channel 29 between 1986 and 1991, when he served as the first sports anchor-director on the station's then-groundbreaking "Ten O'Clock News.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Dan Gross
NBC 10'S "10! SHOW" comes to an end Friday after more than 10 years. Starting Monday, the 11 a.m. news will run until noon, wiping out the 11:30-to-noon show, station general manager Eric Lerner told his staff Wednesday. He cited the station's commitment to strengthening its newscasts for the switch. Four off-air "10! Show" staffers could lose their jobs, although they are being encouraged to apply for open jobs at the station, says an NBC10 spokeswoman. "The 10! Show" started with hosts Steve Levy and Sharon Reed . In 2004, meteorologist Bill Henley and musician Lauren Hart began broadcasting it live from the Loews Hotel in Center City.
NEWS
August 20, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Monday to Ukee Washington, who'll wake up with the city (or, as he says, his "morning family") by celebrating his 54th on "Eyewitness News This Morning. " The West Philly-born news vet's been at Channel 3 since 1986, first as a sports anchor, now as the anchorman for both "This Morning" and "Talk Philly. " (You can also catch him on the CW.) Recently recovered from a left-hip replacement, Washington has a big year ahead of him, starting with a few more squats and lots more fabulous Fridays.
NEWS
August 10, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bette Midler hasn't been on the big screen nearly enough as she should since wrapping up her Vegas revue, The Showgirl Must Go On , in 2010. "I . . . take meetings" all the time, Bette, 66, tells USA Today. "Doing a movie is like pulling together a giant ship. It's not easy. " Luckily, Bette has a new pic due over the holidays, the Billy Crystal comedy Parental Guidance . Bette, who bagged a reported $40 mil from the revue, isn't eager to return to the stage. "I served my time.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012 | Dan Gross
Listen up, nitwits, morons, losers and dopes.   Howard Eskin has been named sports anchor at Fox 29. The veteran sportscaster and 94 WIP weekend host will start Sept. 4 as sports anchor for Fox 29's 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news, as well as for Fox 29 "Sports Sunday" and "Game Day Live. " And just so you know, genius, Eskin will also contribute to "Good Day Philadelphia," the station has announced. Current sports anchor John Anderson will become a reporter/anchor on various newscasts.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2012
HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Wednesday to Sherman Hemsley, who moves on up to 74. Born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia, the actor played a hilariously devious dry-cleaner and deacon on "The Jeffersons. " (In real life, he was in the Air Force, worked for the post office and performed on Broadway.) In the stars for Sherman: Like Mr. J., he'll be successful in money. Unlike George, Hemsley will also be successful in relationships. Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham prosecutes 71 tomorrow.
NEWS
June 27, 2011 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - Nick Charles, the former taxi driver who became CNN's first sports anchor and served in that role for nearly two decades, died Saturday after a two-year struggle with bladder cancer, the cable network reported. He was 64. He died peacefully at his New Mexico home, his wife Cory, a CNN International producer, told the network. Nicholas Charles Nickeas grew up in Chicago, working late-night jobs in high school to help his family, according to CNN. He eventually went to Columbia College Chicago to study communications and drove a taxi to help pay his tuition.
SPORTS
June 20, 2009 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Action News sports director Gary Papa, 54, died yesterday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, more than five years after telling viewers that he was losing his hair due to treatment for prostate cancer. His last appearance on Action News was May 13. Mr. Papa, a Buffalo, N.Y., native who lived in St. Davids, joined WPVI-TV in April 1981 as a weekend sportscaster. His first story was a recap of a 76ers playoff game from Milwaukee. He became Action News' sports director in 1990.
NEWS
September 15, 2008 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
CBS3 was the big winner Saturday at the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, capturing 22 statuettes at a black-tie gala at the Philadelphia Marriott. NBC10 took home 9; CN8 and Pittsburgh's WQED 7; Eagles Television Network 6; and NJN, Comcast SportsNet, Fox29 and Pittsburgh's KDKA 3. Eight other outlets won 1. WPVI (Channel 6) did not enter, as usual. CBS3 news director Susan Schiller won for "news excellence," and for the fourth consecutive year, the station won for evening newscast with an entry that was among three wins for coverage of the shooting of Philadelphia Police Officer Charles Cassidy.
NEWS
January 20, 2008 | By Michael Vitez INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On the evening of Sept. 28, at an apartment complex in King of Prussia, a tragedy and a miracle occurred 2.5 seconds apart. The tragedy took place when Jordan Burnham, 18, a senior just nominated to the homecoming court at Upper Merion High School, jumped out his ninth-floor window. The miracle happened 90 feet below, when he hit the ground at 50 m.p.h. - and survived. Jordan has no recollection of going out the window. Even though he was suffering from depression, neither he nor anyone close to him ever expected him to do something so impulsive, so lethal.
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