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Jerry Raymond Dunphy

television news anchor , lyric writer

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.

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.

father:
Raymond Huston Dunphy

mother:
Hazel Lillian (Lusty) Dunphy

spouses:
Mary Gertrude Dunphy

Michelle Stride

Sandra Joann Dunphy

children:
Jerry Raymond Dunphy

Karen Dunphy

Linda Dunphy

Thomas Dunphy

Megan Dunphy

Erin Dunphy