WKYC's Donovan, Russ Among 2009 Journalism HOF inductees
Former WKYC investigative reporter, Paul Sciria as well as columnist, Regina Brett, and photographer William Wynne from The Plain Dealer are the other inductees.
Jim Donovan came to Northeast Ohio as a weekend sports anchor in 1985 and has gone on to be arguable Cleveland's most prominent voice in sports.
Donovan has been the radio play-by-play announcer for the Browns since their return to the NFL in 1999. He has covered the Summer Olympics in 1992 and 1996 and World Cup soccer in 1994.
Dick Russ has proven to be one of Northeast Ohio's most versatile broadcasters. He has worked as a reporter, anchor and now managing editor at WKYC-TV 3.
Colleagues say Russ' talent with words has always set him apart from his peers. Russ is also a member of the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
He has won 10 regional Emmys for his reporting. He is also the recipient of the Gabriel Award, the highest national honor for TV reporting on religion.
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