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Jim Donovan (born July 17, 1956, in Boston, Massachusettsmarker) is an American radio and television personality who serves as sports director for WKYC-TVmarker 3 in Cleveland, Ohiomarker. He has been the radio voice of the Cleveland Browns since 1999,was the TV voice of the Cleveland Indians (for games broadcast on Channel 3) from 2006 - 2008.

Brief Biography

A native of Boston and a 1978 graduate of Boston Universitymarker, Donovan began his career as a sports director for WJON radio in St. Cloud, Minnesotamarker. From Minnesotamarker, he moved to Vermontmarker, providing play-by-play basketball and hockey coverage for the Satellite News Channel in Burlington, Vermontmarker. He also did play-by-play and sports anchoring at WVMTmarker radio and WEZF-TVmarker. 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).

Donovan came to Cleveland in March 1985 as a weekend sports anchor for WKYC-TV.

Accomplishments and Awards

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 also called play-by-play for NBC Sports' NFL coverage from 1987 to 1997. He also handled swimming and soccer in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics for NBC, and World Cup Soccer in 1994.

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