Veteran Broadcaster Paul Norton Dead At 79
August 11, 2008 at 5:29 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime PHILADELPHIA broadcaster PAUL NORTON, who died THURSDAY of a stroke in CHRISTIANA, DE at 79, according to the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER.
NORTON started his career in his hometown of OLEAN, NY in 1946 and worked at stations in the ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY area before landing at WKBW-A/BUFFALO and, after service in the KOREAN WAR, at WGR-A/BUFFALO. He moved to WASHINGTON and worked at, among other places, the VOICE OF AMERICA before heading to PHILADELPHIA in 1959 as a host on WFIL-A. A year later, he became an all-purpose station voice and host for sister ABC affiliate WFIL-TV (now WPVI-TV), where he remained until his 1997 retirement.
He most recently was a member of the BROADCAST PIONEERS OF PHILADELPHIA and wrote its newsletter.