JOHNSTOWN – Long-time television news anchor, Marty Radovanic, has announced his retirement. He has been with WJAC-TV for more than 43 years.
He started his career at the station in 1974 as a staff announcer and got his on-air reporting chance when he covered the 1977 Johnstown flood.
“I wanted to go out and help tell that story,” he said during a special 40th anniversary flood broadcast this past summer.
Viewers could turn to Radovanic in times of major news events. Among some of the most notable, he anchored coverage of the crash of Flight 93 and the events of Sept. 11, 2001; the rescue of the Quecreek Miners in 2002; and the unfolding of Penn State sex scandal in 2011.
He often led the station’s commitment to shine a light on the opioid epidemic plaguing the area. He also hosted several town hall and roundtable discussions on the topic.
Radovanic also took personal interests in community events and causes. He is often the emcee for the Heart Association’s Heart Ball and active with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, he publicly shared his battle with cancer.
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to the Johnstown area in 1972. He shares his life with his wife of 43 years, Joyce, their two children, Kristen Corcoran and Marty Radovanic, and six grandsons.
Radovanic’s last broadcast will be at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6.