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Feature reporter with Channel £ in North East Ohio
Biographical details:

Feature reporter Del Donahoo travels throughout Northeast Ohio in his "Folkswagon" to cover people, places and events for Channel 3. He is best known for his "Del’s Folks" and "Del’s Feasts" which spotlight people and dining places.

In July of 1998 he celebrated 30 years at Channel 3. In 1993, he was honored with a Silver Circle Award from the Cleveland Chapter of NATAS for 25 years of service in the broadcasting industry. In 1990, he was inducted into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame. On his 65th birthday in November, 1988, the mayors of 116 towns and cities across Northeast Ohio paid a unique tribute to him and proclaimed it Del Donahoo Day.

Del co-anchored the live morning show, "Today in Cleveland," weekdays at 6:30 a.m. with Tom Haley until June of 1997. During his years with Channel 3, Donahoo has served as a general assignment reporter and news anchor.

Before joining the NBC Cleveland News Bureau in 1968, Donahoo was a newsman and feature reporter for WDAF-TV/AM, Kansas City, Missouri, for seven years. He has previously worked for five years at WOW-TV/Radio in Omaha, Nebraska. He began his career as a staff announcer at WSUI Radio in Iowa City while attending the University of Iowa.

Following graduation, he spent five years as program, sports and news director for KBIX Radio in Ottumwa, Iowa. In 1950, he joined WHO Radio in Des Moines where he worked for five years as a feature reporter. His varied background includes travels throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East to record human interest stories.

Del and his wife, Martha, are both Iowa natives. They reside in Bay Village and have two children and four grandchildren and a cat named "Cookie

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