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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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    Indians trade Asdrubal Cabrera to Nationals

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A league source has confirmed to Fox 8’s John Telich that the Cleveland Indians have traded shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to the Washington Nationals. The Indians have also made the announcement via Twitter: #Indians send Asdrubal Cabrera and cash to the @Nationals for INF Zach Walters. Walters has 18 HR this year between WSH and AAA Syracuse — Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 31, 2014 In exchange, the Indians will get Zach Walters, a minor league infielder. Just yesterday, […]

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    Indians blank the Mariners, 2-0

    Corey Kluber out dueled All Star Felix Hernandez on Wednesday night as the Indians blanked the Mariners 2-0. Kluber went the distance and used only 85 pitches in shutting down Seattle. He scattered 3 hits and struck out 8 batters. It was as dominating a performance as one could see in baseball this year. Kluber did not walk any batters and is now 11-6 on the season. The performance solidified Kluber as one of the best pitchers in the American […]

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    Tribe falls to Mariners, 5-2

    CLEVELAND — The Mariners scored 4 runs in the fourth inning on Tuesday night and that was good enough for the Mariners to take a 5-2 victory at Progressive Field. The visitors plated 5 runs on 8 hits against Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer.  He lasted but 4 and one third innings. Dustin Ackley had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs for Seattle. Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes drove in the Tribe’s runs in a two-run 5th inning. The Indians […]

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    Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone set to tee off Thursday

    The world’s best golfers are flocking to Akron to try to tame the famed Firestone Country Club South Course this week. The tourney begins Thursday and Tiger Woods is the defending champion. Tiger owns Firestone. He has won there 8 times, including in 2013, when he beat the competition by 7 shots. Can he get it done this year? It might be a tall order as he is still getting his game together from back surgery. The best he has […]

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    Intense moments on the field during day 4 of Browns training camp

    BEREA, Ohio — Day four of Browns training camp in Berea turned out to be the most intense as a full-scale fight broke out. It all started when Ahtyba Rubin tried to strip Ben Tate of the football. After it was over, Tate went up to Rubin and gave him a hug. Meanwhile, Phil Taylor was still not cleared to practice. The players have Wednesday off. Off the field, fans were once again  excited to show their support, especially for […]

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    Browns suit up for first padded practice

    CLEVELAND — The Browns suited up for their first padded practice at training camp Monday. The Browns and the agent for offensive lineman Jason Pinkston released a joint statement on Monday, stating the former University of Pittsburgh lineman has not been medically cleared for practice. They did not offer any insight as to what has kept Pinkston from getting on the field.  In October of 2012, Pinkston was hospitalized with blood blots in his lungs. He returned in 2013 from […]

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    Browns Training Camp: Day 1 in the books, all eyes on Manziel & Hoyer

    BEREA, Ohio — Day No. 1 of Browns training camp is in the books. A full house watched as the Browns completed their first workout of the new season and as expected all eyes were on the quarterbacks, Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. “I thought they both did some really good things that highlighted what they did well, and they both made mistakes,” said head coach Mike Pettine. “Some of it’s not on the same page with the receivers who […]

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    Browns fans pack training facility for sneak peek of team

    CLEVELAND – It’s a day Browns fans have long waited for. Training camp kicked off on Saturday at the team’s facility in Berea. Fans are able to get up close and personal with players by standing closer to the field this year. On Friday, Johnny Manziel addressed his summer of partying. “At the end of the day, I’ve made some rookie mistakes,” Manziel said. “There’s some things that I wish I could’ve gone back and done a little differently, but I’m […]

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    Cleveland Browns sign Justin Gilbert to 4-year contract

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — On Wednesday afternoon, the Cleveland Browns announced the signing of their No. 8 overall draft pick Justin Gilbert to a 4-year contract with a team option for the fifth year. According to sources, the deal is worth nearly $13 million with $7.6 million in the form of a bonus. With the signing, all six of the team’s draft picks have come to terms. The 6’0″, 202-pound Gilbert was selected with the eighth overall pick in the draft. […]

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    Salazar, Santana lead Tribe to win over Twins, 8-2

    CLEVELAND — Danny Salazar kept the Twins from doing much damage in leading the Indians to an 8-2 win over Minnesota Tuesday night to snap a two-game losing skid. Cleveland jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning when David Murphy drove home a pair of runs with a bases loaded single. Mike Aviles followed with a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead. Minnesota got one run back in the bottom of the fourth inning to make it […]

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    Cavs acquire players from Utah Jazz

    In a move many describe as creating flexibility for an even bigger trade, possibly for Kevin Love, the Cavaliers acquired 3 players from the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. Cleveland received John Lucas II, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy from Utah in exchange for Carrick Felix, their second round pick in 2015 and cash considerations. Lucas appeared in 42 games and averaged 3.8 points per contest. Thomas played for Utah and San Antonio, and Murphy appeared in 24 games for Chicago. […]

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    Indians score 7 in 7th to top Tigers, 9-3

    The Indians rode a 7-run seventh inning in Detroit Friday night to beat the Tigers 9-3 at Comerica Park. Trevor Bauer was touched for 3 runs in six innings and got the win for the Indians. He struck out 5. Cleveland trailed 3-0 in the top of the seventh when the Indians’ bats started to make noise. Nick Swisher drove in the first two runs with a single and it was 3-2.  Ryan Raburn tied the game with an RBI […]