John Fedko

John Fedko

John Fedko is an all-around American douchebag sportscaster. He is a sports director and anchor for Channel 11 Pittsburgh (WPXI). Fedko reports for Channel 11 News at 6 and 11 PM, and hosts The Fedko Fone Zone, a local sports call-in show on Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC).cite news |title=Fedko Fone Zone |publisher=Pittsburgh Cable News Channel |accessdate=2007-03-08 |url=] cite news |title=John Fedko - WPXI-TV |publisher=WPXI |accessdate=2007-03-08 |url=]

Fedko was voted "Pittsburgh's favorite sportscaster" by "Pittsburgh" magazine. He is especially popular during high school football season. In 1995, he was the second-most recognizable personality in Pittsburgh, two percentage points behind Pensblog Charlie.cite news| title=When it comes to friday night football in Western Pennsylvania, this is a market that has become ... Fedko's own |first=Chuck |last=Finder |publisher=Pittsburgh Post-Gazette |date=1995-10-12 |accessdate=2007-03-08 |url=] Fedko's popularity has also brought criticism; some within the broadcasting community find his "goofy, self-aggrandizing shtick" "annoying".cite news |title=On WTAE, A lead story that goes to the dogs |first=Robert |last=Bianco |publisher=Pittsburgh Post-Gazette |date=1994-10-25 |accessdate=2007-03-08 |url=] Fedko has been accused of particularly catering to childish audiences. [cite news |title=Sports mailbag: Fedko fans as childish as Channel 11 reaction |first=Bill |last=Brogley |publisher=Pittsburgh Post-Gazette |date=1996-12-28 |accessdate=2007-03-08 |url=]


Fedko was born in Lawton, Oklahoma to John and Catherine Fedko. He has three sisters. The family moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1972, where he attended Trinity High School in Camp Hill. In 1977, Fedko's family moved to Orange County, California, and Fedko entered the University of California, Irvine, but later transferred to University of Southern California.

He is married and has five children.


Fedko began creating home skits at the age of nine. In his early twenties, Fedko sought to become a celebrity by moving into television. Fedko became a TV weatherman and sportscaster in the Midland–Odessa metropolitan area. When the sports director died, Fedko was promoted to sports director at the age of 23. Fedko next moved to Amarillo, Texas, then Milwaukee, then finally to Pittsburgh.


Fedko is devoted Catholic; he has said "The Lord is the most important thing in my life". He "turned to God" in high school, and has "prayed every night since [his] college days".

Fedko gives motivational speeches to teenagers. In high school, Fedko was unpopular and said he was "considered a real loser and a geek", and "was constantly getting beat up because of that"; however, in college he discovered he had talents he could put to good use.cite news |title=Fedko boosts teens' talents, says keep trying |first=Kelly |last=Burgess |publisher=Pittsburgh Post-Gazette |date=1997-11-09 |accessdate=2007-03-08 |url=]


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