Tom York

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Tom York

Tom York (born November 30, 1924 in Holland, Missouri) is a television personality, who worked from 1957 to 1989 for WBRC-TV in Birmingham, hosting The Tom York Morning Show for 32 years.

York grew up in Florence. He served as a radioman and gunner for the U. S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from the Florence State Teachers College and worked at WLAY-AM before joining WBRC as a sports director. During his tenure as morning show host, York worked with Fannie Flagg and hosted the annual Alabama Sports Hall of Fame banquet. He won a regional Emmy in 1995 and was given the "Distinguished Alabama Sportsman Award" by the Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

From 2006 to 2007, York penned a weekly column for the Hoover Gazette.

York is the father of political columnist and author Byron York.

References

  • Hollis, Tim (2006) Birmingham Broadcasting. Images of America series. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0738542717