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John anchors Fox 8 sports on the weeknights and produces a variety of features, in addition to serving as veteran correspondent on many key events. He also tackles tough physical assignments, such as flying with the Navy’s Blue Angles. For seven seasons, J.T. hosted the CAVS pre-game show on Fox Sports Net.

Prior to joining WJW as a sports anchor in September 1980, J.T. was assistant sports director of WIVB TV in Buffalo, New York. A graduate of Euclid High and Ashland College, he began his career in Ashland, Ohio, in 1972 with local radio.

An 11-time Emmy Award winner, J.T. has won numerous awards for his coverage of Cleveland sports, both professional and high school. His features have been honored by U.P.I., A.P. and The Press Club of Cleveland. In 2007, he was named to the Hall of Fame by the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters, and won the Chuck Heaton Award from the Cleveland Press Club.

A fitness buff, J.T. has completed over 100 triathlons in the past 27 years, including three Ironman Distance races. In 2012, Telich completed the Burning River 100 Mile Ultra Marathon in just over 29 hours.

The Euclid native has been married for 36 years to the former Jane Quinton. They are the parents of three children, Courtney, Patrick and Joseph. A puppy English Springer Spaniel, Scarlet, joined the family in December 2012.


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    Cavs fall to Nuggets, 106-97

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    Browns face possibility of losing two key players

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    LeBron scores big with Player of the Week honor

    The NBA announced today that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. For James, it’s the 46th time he has earned Player of the Week accolades in his career, the most times a player has earned the honor in NBA history. James keyed the Cavaliers to a 3-0 record during the week, averaging 35.0 points on .594 shooting, including .500 (8-16) from beyond the arc. His top game was a season-high 41 points […]

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    Final scores: Snowy edition for the Friday Night Touchdown season finale

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    Indians’ Brantley finishes 3rd in MVP voting

    Indians outfielder Michael Brantley finished third in the voting for the American League Most Valuable Player Award.   The Angels’ Mike Trout, who was runner-up the last two seasons, was the unanimous choice to garner the award, announced Thursday night on the MLB Network. Congrats to @trouty20 & VMart, who finished 1st & 2nd. Voting breakdown: Trout 1st-30 Martinez 2nd-16; 3rd-4 Brantley 2nd-8; 3rd-6 — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) November 13, 2014 Trout  received all 30 first-place vote while the Tigers’ Victor […]

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    Indians’ Corey Kluber wins American League Cy Young Award

    The American League Cy Young Award went to Cleveland Indians’ Corey Kluber. Corey Kluber is your 2014 American League #CyYoung winner! RT to congratulate #CyKluber! pic.twitter.com/hYW7Up2fOQ — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) November 12, 2014 Kluber, 28, became the fourth pitcher in Tribe history to win the Cy Young Award on Wednesday night when he edged Felix Fernandez of Seattle in the voting. He garnered 17 first-place votes to 13 for Hernandez. The total points were very close, 169 to 159. Kluber wins […]

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    Final scores in the playoff edition of Friday Night Touchdown!

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    Congrats! Indians’ Brantley, Gomes score Silver Slugger Awards

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    Potential playoff spot? Browns prepare for Bengals on Thursday

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    Indians players named finalists for Cy Young, MVP awards

    CLEVELAND- Great news for two Indians’ players. Pitcher Corey Kluber has been named a finalist for the 2014 Cy Young Award; and outfielder Michael Brantley has been named a finalist for Most Valuable Player. Each was announced Tuesday night on the MLB Network as one of the top three vote getters for the BBWAA awards. Kluber, 28, is coming off a stellar season on the hill.  He went 18-9 with a 2.44 era in 34 starts.  He was tied for […]

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    Indians & Terry Francona agree to contract extension

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    Scores for your trick-or-treat edition of Friday Night Touchdown!

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