Disc jockey, various radio stations, 1950-1956; newscaster, Station WERE, Cleveland, 1956-1959; newscaster, Station KYW, Cleveland, 1960-1971; assistant news director, Station WJW, Cleveland, 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.
Son of William Ellsworth Courtright and Eda Marta (Vogely) Fankhauser. M.Debra Jean Durham, February 14, 1976. Children: Jeffrey Ken, Julie MartaJean, Jillian Mary Ruth, A.K., Ellen Kay, Sean Nelson, Robin Lee.