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Jerry Raymond Dunphy

Jerry Raymond Dunphy, American television news anchor, lyric writer. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with clusters; recipient 11 Golden Mike awards, 1961-1993, 6 Emmy awards, Golden Bell award Portals House, 1973; honoree City of Hope, Los Angeles, 1996.

Background

  • Dunphy, Jerry Raymond was born on June 9, 1921 in Milwaukee. Son of Raymond Huston and Hazel Lillian (Lusty) Dunphy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Journalism, University Wisconsin, 1948. Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1948.

    Career

    • Sportscaster WHA Radio, Madison, Wisconsin, 1947-1948. Announcer, newscaster WIBU/WCCF-FM Radio, 1948. Announcer, newscaster, sales KOAT Radio, Albuquerque, 1948.

      News director, reporter KSTT Radio, Davenport, Iowa, 1948-1950, general manager, 1952-1953. News director, reporter WTVH-television, Peoria, Illinois, 1953-1954, KEDD-television, Wichita, 1954-1955. News director WXIX-television, Milwaukee, 1955-1957.

      Staff announcer, sportscaster, newscaster WBBM-television-television, Chicago, 1957-1960. News anchor, reporter KNXT-television, Los Angeles, 1960-1975, KABC-television, Los Angeles, 1975-1989, KCAL-television-Disney, Los Angeles, 1989-1994, KCBS-television, Los Angeles, 1994-1997, KCAL-television, Los Angeles, from 1997.

    Works

    • Writer lyrics for songs Cowboy's Christmas, 1991, Saturday Night Special, 1992, From the Desert to the Sea, 1993, others.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member, chief Vikings Charities/Muscular Dystrophy, since 1966. Member Marine Toys for Tots, 1970s-80s. Captain United States Air Force, 1942-1945, Guam.

    Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Los Angeles Press Club (president).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Gertrude Dunphy, January 28, 1944 (divorced September 1978). Children: Jerry Raymond, Karen, Linda, Thomas, Megan. Married Michelle Stride, June 23, 1979 (divorced 1982).

      Married Sandra Joann Dunphy, January 27, 1985. 1 child, Erin.
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    Born June 9, 1921
    Died May 15, 2002
    (aged 80)
    • 1948
      University Wisconsin
    • 1948
      Northwestern University
    • 1947 - 1948
      Sportscaster WHA Radio
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1948
      announcer
      Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
    • 1948 - 1950
      news director
      Davenport, Iowa, United States
    • 1948
      announcer
    • 1953 - 1954
      news director
      Peoria, Arizona, United States
    • 1954 - 1955
      news director
      Wichita, Kansas, United States
    • 1955 - 1957
      news director, WXIX-television
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1957 - 1960
      staff announcer
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1960 - 1975
      news anchor
    • 1975 - 1989
      news anchor
    • 1989 - 1994
      news anchor
    • 1994 - 1997
      news anchor
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