Jim Donovan (born July 17, 1956, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American radio and television personality who serves as sports director for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. WKYC-TV, channel 3 is an NBC -affiliated television station located in Cleveland Ohio, owned by the Gannett Company. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state He has been the radio voice of the Cleveland Browns since 1999 and the broadcast television voice of the Cleveland Indians since 2006. The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
A native of Boston and a 1978 graduate of Boston University, Donovan began his career as a sports director for WJON radio in St. Cloud, Minnesota. For similarly-named academic institutions see Education in Boston MA. WJON (1240 AM kHz) is a Radio station in St Cloud Minnesota airing a News/Talk format St Cloud (ˌseɪntˈklaʊd is a city in the US state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state's central region From Minnesota, he moved to Vermont, providing play-by-play basketball and hockey coverage for the Satellite News Channel in Burlington, Vermont. Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Satellite News Channel (SNC was a joint venture of the American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) and Westinghouse Broadcasting (Group W Burlington is the largest city in the US state of Vermont and is the shire town ( County seat) of He also did play-by-play and sports anchoring at WVMT radio and WEZF-TV. WVMT is an English-language American Radio station located in Burlington, Vermont. WVNY, channel 22 is the ABC -affiliated Television station for the state of Vermont (except Bennington Couty) and Upstate New York He also served for one season as play-by-play announcer for the Vermont Reds, a Cincinnati Reds minor league baseball team (which coincidentally is now the Akron Aeros, a Cleveland Indians minor league team). The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA The Akron Aeros are a Minor league baseball team based in Akron Ohio, USA.
Donovan came to Cleveland in March 1985 as a weekend sports anchor for WKYC-TV.
In 1995, Donovan won a local Emmy award for Best Sportscaster. In 1992, he received an Emmy for "Browns '92; The Next Step," and in 1990, for his report on Bob Golic's farewell to the Cleveland Browns. In 1988, he was named all-Ohio Best Sportscaster by the Cleveland Press Club. He has also done play-by-play for NBC Sports' NFL games from 1987 to 1997. NBC Sports is the brand used for sports programming on NBC, responsible for the televising of many Sports events on the network The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. He has handled swimming and soccer in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics for NBC and World Cup Soccer in 1994. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's World Cup Soccer is a 1994 pinball machine released by Midway.