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News Director and Anchor

Phone: (304) ***-****  HQ Phone
One Television Plaza
Parkersburg , West Virginia 26101
United States


Employment History

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Reporter: John ..., 25 April 2012 [cached]
Reporter: John Fortney Email Address:
by John Fortney on Apr 25, 2012 at 05:54 PM in reply to LEA The homework was done.
Sincerely, John Fortney
I didn't get to see him, ..., 16 Nov 2008 [cached]
I didn't get to see him, but John Fortney was in the area this week, addressing the Belpre Chamber of Commerce annual dinner. That was a natural, since John lived in Belpre while he worked here. He even maintained his residence there, for about a year after he signed on with Ohio News Network in 1996.
I was a bit amused by a comment he made when addressing the Chamber Thursday night. "Thanks for watching me even when I was really bad", he said of his years on WTAP.
John, that had to be an after-dinner one-liner. If you were really as bad as you say, then the rest of us have no business being in television.
I remember when John was trying to get an on-air job here, as a part-time weathercaster. When I happened to see his audition tape one day, my first thought was "wow" (or at least words to that effect).
He could do it all. I remember the week he filled in for Jim Wharton doing sports. At 11:00, he finished the weather segment, and, after a commercial break, he was reading the ball scores. I did that for many years on the weekend news, but not nearly as well.
If he stays long enough at WBNS-TV, his current home, he could eventually be a main anchor. But I have a feeling he has other ambitions.
He's kept one foot in at ONN, hosting its "Meet The Press"-style Sunday political show. And he's also been the political reporter at WBNS this election year, covering everything from the presidential race (including interviewing the candidates) to the Marc Dann Attorney General sex scandal.
That could end up being his eventual calling.
KOLNKGIN Station, 3 Aug 2011 [cached]
John Fortney Anchor/Reporter
Debate Heats Up Over Ignition Interlock | Berman Exposed, 7 Sept 2009 [cached]
In Ohio, judges already have the authority to decide if an offender deserves an interlock, but some Ohioans want the system to be mandatory for all first-time offenders, 10TV's John Fortney reported.
The American Beverage Institute believes that targeting first-time offenders with the interlock system is misguided, Fortney reported.
"Todd brings the same level of ..., 5 April 2014 [cached]
"Todd brings the same level of professionalism to the smaller features as he does to the big breaking stories," said John Fortney, news director of WTAP.
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