BILL YOUNKIN - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

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BILL YOUNKIN

Bill was definitely not a news novice when he signed on with Action News in February 1998. He had spent most of the past two decades in Cleveland at WEWS-TV, where he was an award-winning reporter, as well as a morning and midday news anchor.

Prior to working at WEWS-TV, Bill was an anchor/reporter for the Canton, Ohio, news radio station WHBC AM/FM. He was also an anchor/reporter for the Wooster, Ohio, news radio station WHBC AM/FM.

In 1982, his series of investigative reports led to the re-opening of a case and ultimate freedom for a local man convicted of killing a narcotics agent. In 1991, he traveled oversees twice to cover local men and women sent to fight in the Persian Gulf War. In 1996, his accomplishments were recognized when he was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

In addition to the Hall of Fame induction, Bill was an Emmy Award recipient for a 60-minute documentary on the television industry. He also received a Crimestoppers honor for years of service solving long-standing crimes. In 1985, he also received the President's Award for a yearlong series of reports on the Coast Guard and its mission on the Great Lakes.

"I'm very glad to keep working at a newsbeat in Cleveland, where I can put all my knowledge of this area into play," Bill says.

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