John Telich

Fox 8 Sports Anchor

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.

Recent Articles

  • Indians Take Game 1 in Series Against Tigers

    Posted on: 11:30 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    Zach McAllister improved to 2-0 on the year by pitching 6 solid innings on Wednesday night and the Indians beat...
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  • Cavs Season Comes to a Close with Win Over Nets

    Posted on: 10:34 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND– The Cavaliers won their 33rd game of the year to close out the campaign, 114-85, over the visiting Brooklyn...
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  • Man Ready to Go Extra 100 Miles to Help Others

    Posted on: 10:20 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    Everyone wants to lend a helping hand to those dealing with an illness. John Telich reports on one Northeast Ohio...
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  • Cavs Fall to Hawks, 117-98

    Posted on: 10:26 pm, April 4, 2014, by

    The Cavaliers did nothing to aid their already weak playoff chances on Friday night, losing a 117-98 to the Atlanta...
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  • It’s Magic: Cavs Win with Kyrie Back in the Game

    Posted on: 11:16 pm, April 2, 2014, by

    All-Star Kyrie Irving came back to the lineup after missing 8 games due to a left bicep injury and the...
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  • Indians Win One, Lose One in Doubleheader Against A’s

    Posted on: 7:06 pm, April 2, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:49am, April 3, 2014

    The Cleveland Indians win one and lose one in Wednesday’s doubleheader against the A’s. Former Indian pitcher Scott Kazmir handcuffed...
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  • Waiters’ Buzzer-Beater Leads to Cavs Win Over Pistons

    Posted on: 10:14 pm, March 26, 2014, by

    Dion Waiters drained a long two-point jumper at the final buzzer and it helped the Cavs win their third in...
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  • What a Win: Indians Beat Brewers, 10-3

    Posted on: 8:57 pm, March 26, 2014, by

    The Indians banged out 17 hits in taking care of the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday in Goodyear, Arizona. They took...
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  • Nail-biting Win: Cavs Beat Raptors, 102-100

    Posted on: 10:27 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND–The Cavaliers won a nail biter on Tuesday night, 102-100, over the visiting Toronto Raptors. It was Cleveland’s first win...
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  • Texas Beats the Tribe, 5-0

    Posted on: 7:06 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    The Texas Rangers rang up 4 runs against Josh Tomlin on Tuesday, registering a 5-0 win over the Indians. Tomlin,...
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  • Play Ball! Indians Opening Day Roster Taking Shape

    Posted on: 8:59 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    The Cleveland Indians final roster is taking shape. The team announced a few roster moves with Opening Day against the...
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  • Back with the Browns: Team Signs McQuistan

    Posted on: 5:40 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    The Browns offensive line just got a little bit more versatile. Paul McQuistan, who started 14 games for the Super...
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