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Ken Courtright

Ken Courtright, American newscaster.

Background

  • Courtright, Ken was born on October 26, 1935 in Dover, Ohio, United States. Son of William Ellsworth Courtright and Eda Marta (Vogely) Fankhauser.

  • Career

    • Disc jockey various radio stations, 1950-1956. Newscaster Station WERE, Cleveland, 1956-1959, Station KYW, Cleveland, 1960-1971. Assistant news director Station WJW, 1971-1978.

      News director Station WSLR, Akron, Ohio, 1978-1980. Station manager Station WBGB, Mount Dora, Florida, 1981-1983. News director Tuscarawas Broadcasting, Uhrichsville, New Philadelphia, Ohio, 1985-1995.

      Newscaster Station WWWE-television, Cleveland, 1990-1992. News director Station WQKT-television, Wooster, since 1996. Commercial announcer The Garden Rebel Show, Orlando, Florida, 1986-1992.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Connections

    • Married Debra Jean Durham, February 14, 1976. Children: Jeffrey Ken, Julie Marta Jean, Jillian Mary Ruth, A.K., Ellen Kay, Sean Nelson, Robin Lee.
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    Born October 26, 1935
    • 1950 - 1956
      Disc jockey various radio stations
    • 1956 - 1959
      newscaster Station WERE
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1960 - 1971
      newscaster Station WERE
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1971 - 1978
      assistant, news director Station WJW
    • 1978 - 1980
      news director, Station WSLR
      Akron, Ohio, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      station manager, Station WBGB
      Mount Dora, Florida, United States
    • 1985 - 1995
      news director, Tuscarawas Broadcasting
      Uhrichsville, Ohio, United States
    • 1990 - 1992
      newscaster Station WWWE-television
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1996
      news director, Station WQKT-television
      Wooster, Ohio, United States
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