Ronnie Duncan

Ronnie Duncan

Multi-Media Journalist

Cleveland, OH

This is the second go around for Ronnie Duncan at WOIO and WUAB.

Ronnie’s broadcast career began in 1978 in radio in his native city, Baltimore, Maryland.

While also volunteering as a broadcaster at the Baltimore Veterans Hospital Ronnie developed his on-air skills with more than 30,000 volunteer hours.

He got his television break at WJZ-TV in Baltimore where he would become a Sports Reporter and Weekend Sports Anchor.

Many of Ronnie’s early rehearsals for his big television debut were done with Oprah Winfrey.

Ronnie’s sportscasting journey has taken him throughout the United States with stops in Durham, North Carolina, New Haven, Connecticut, Phoenix, Arizona, Indianapolis, Indiana, Columbus, and Cleveland, Ohio.

In late December of 1994 Ronnie joined WOIO/WUAB.

Mr. Duncan would later become WOIO’s Sports Director and was honored with 3 Emmy nominations while also hosting a morning talk show at WKNR.

He left WOIO/WUAB in November of 2001 to pursue other media interests by developing his own production company Slam Dunc Productions.

Under the banner of Village Television and Slam Dunc Productions, Ronnie wrote and produced various documentaries, including the award winning “The Other Color of Winning.”

This was a documentary about the Cleveland Browns historic 1964 Championship team.

In 2005 expanding his radio broadcasting resume, he hosted the Ronnie Duncan Morning Show on WERE AM in Cleveland at Radio One.

He found himself at WAAY in Huntsville, Alabama in 2012, where he won the Broadcasters Association’s Best Sports Anchor and the Associated Press “Best Sports Coverage” award.

Ronnie-Slam-Duncan has consistently throughout his career sought after opportunities to showcase his versatility. So, in 2014 he leaped from Sports to News and secured a position at WNEM in Flint and Saginaw Michigan.

While leading WNEM’s coverage of the infamous Flint Water Crisis, he was granted an exclusive one on one interview with Governor Rick Snyder from his apartment.

That along with other breaking news stories lead to WNEM receiving the Associated Press award for Outstanding Coverage of the crisis.

His next ventures in 2016 would be producing and later management for (VOA) Voice of America in Washington, D.C. VOA expanded Ronnie’s horizons to work in both Bangladesh and Urdu divisions as a Producer.

The multi-talented Duncan later joined the management team at Star Hawk Solutions, a broadcasting staffing agency that employed more than 400 international government contracted broadcasters from the South and Central Asia.

Throughout his career Ronnie has maintained his desire to give back to the community he has served and will continue serving wherever he goes.

He volunteers and does charitable works with The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Veterans Administration, and the NAACP.

Ronnie is back in Northeast Ohio and for him it’s been a dream come true.

“This will be the final chapter of my television career “Duncan said.

“I am Back, I am Home, and I am Happy!”

If you would like to reach Ronnie email him at ronnie.duncan@woio.com


Recent Articles by Ronnie

  Canton man pleads not guilty to double shooting of twin babies, 1 fatal

  Family of 19-year-old killed in CMHA Police shooting demand release of surveillance video

  Late night fire in Akron leaves residents homeless

  Madison Correctional inmate’s family wants answers for brutal beating in prison

  Ohio registered nurses in high demand as COVID-19 cases continue to grow

  Questions still surround the death of Arthur Keith

  Teenager arrested in Elyria; Police say he was responsible for racist graffiti and vandalism

  Cleveland city councilman volunteers to fight COVID-19

  Ohio Innocence Project: Man sentenced to 92-plus years in jail says he didn’t shoot at Cleveland police

  Ohio jobless claims send mixed message on the economy

  The Next 400: Unfair sentences and wrongful convictions disproportionately affect African Americans

  Newburgh Heights postal worker helps to save a man’s life

  Elyria family won’t be intimated by racist and anti-semitic threats after car vandalized with hate messages

  15 years to life in prison for Richmond Heights man guilty of murdering wife

  Streetsboro 77-year-old woman 'crushed’ as police continue search for driver who intentionally rammed pickup truck into her car

  Cleveland senior fights back for car repairs due to potholes in the city

  5 members of Elyria Fire Department test positive for COVID 19

  Dental hygienists are in high demand amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Waiting game continues for drivers in North Ridgeville as construction sees major delays

  Landlord doesn’t keep promises made to tenants in Highland Hills forced to evacuate from holes in roof

  Eric Nolan of the world-famous O’Jays makes adjustments during this era of COVID-19

  Jennings Nursing Home family told their loved one has tested positive for COVID-19

  Northeast Ohio company develops technology to combat COVID-19

  Troubleshooter: Collapsed roof forces apartment residents in Highland Hills to run for shelter

  Cleveland Councilman grateful for 19 News exposing huge hole in his ward that finally got filled

  8 Garfield Heights nursing home residents test positive for COVID-19

  Sex offender accused of raping woman he held captive has heated exchange with Summit County judge

  Only days after indoor visits resume in Ohio, Garfield Heights facility cancels because of Covid

  Ohio families rush to nursing homes after ban on visitors lifted amid pandemic

  Big trucks still speeding through North Ridgeville neighborhood being blamed for potholes, cracks in road