Guy Junker Biography
Guy Junker is an American journalist who worked for WTAE-TV as a weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter for Pittsburgh’s Action News 4. He joined the station in 2006 after an earlier 6-year session with the station from 1984 to 1990. Further, he retired from the broadcasting industry at the end of April 2022 after a career spanning more than 4 decades.
How Old is Guy Junker?
Junker was born in 1956. He is 66 years old as of 2022.
Guy Junker Height / Measurements
Junker is of average body stature and stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Guy Junker Partner/ Wife
Junker exchanged vows with his wife, Darla. The couple has three kids together; a son and two daughters. The couple resides in Shaler. However, we will update information about his spouse once it’s available.
Guy Junker Kids / Children
Junker has three adult kids with his wife; a son, Dylan, and two daughters, Emilee and Natalee. Emilee was born on April 9th, 1994, and is 28 years old as of 2022. Also, she serves in the medical field. Dylan was born on April 27th, 1997, and is 27 years old as of 2022.
Additionally, he plays guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, and harmonica. Further, Natalee became a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Gannon University in May 2020. However, we will update this information about his children once it’s available.
Guy Junker Family / Relatives
Junker manages to keep information regarding his parents away from the limelight. Unfortunately, he lost both his parents. Even so, his mom was born on February 24th, 1931. His mom passed away in 1989. Additionally, he shares no information regarding whether he has any siblings or not. We will update this information once it’s available.
Guy Junker Education
Upon completion of his high school education at Baldwin High School, Junker went on to join Penn State University in 1974. After completing his undergraduate studies in 1978, he became its Magna Cum Laude alumnus with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. During his quarter-century at the college, he played baseball and was on the studio radio.
To boot, he was in the Sigma Delta Chi. Later, he joined the University of Manchester in England and after completing his studies attained a Certificate of Media Study. While there, he served BBC as an intern. Further, he attended
Guy Junker Career
Junker served WTAE as a weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter for Pittsburgh’s Action News 4. He joined the station in 2006 after an earlier 6-year session with the station from 1984 to 1990. Further, he retired from the broadcasting industry at the end of April 2022 after a career spanning more than 4 decades.
During his quarter-century with the station, he served in numerous positions counting sports director and sports producer. In between the times, he served WTAE, he served SNN in Washington, D.C. as a national anchor. Also, he served as a host of the pre and postgame programs on the Steelers radio network for over 10 years,
Additionally, he served Fox Sports as a co-host of the Pirates and Penguins pre and postgame programs for 13 years. To boot, he served as a host of the “Penn State Football Story” for 23 years. While serving as the host, he secured eight regional Emmy Awards for Best Sports Series. In 2001, the Chris Schenkel Award was presented to him by 1 the NFL/NFF Coaching Academy.
Moreover, he has served alongside numerous charities. Else, he serves as the chairman of the Homestead Lion’s yearly celebrity golf tournament. In addition, he served as the co-chair of the yearly Violet Rippy 5k/walk for Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Junker worked with WTAE where he served alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Mike Clark
- Janelle Hall
- Elena LaQuatra
- Ashley Dougherty
- Kasey Reigner
- Mike Harvey
- Jeff Verszyla
- Brian Hutton Jr.
How Much Does Guy Junker Earn?
Junker receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
How Much is Guy Junker Worth?
Through Junker’s career as an anchor, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1 Million and $ 5 Million.
Guy Junker Retirement
Junker served WTAE as a weekend sports anchor and weekday sports reporter for Pittsburgh’s Action News 4. He joined the station in 2006 after an earlier 6-year session with the station from 1984 to 1990. Further, he retired from the broadcasting industry at the end of April 2022 after a career spanning more than 4 decades. Prior to his retirement, he covered the Pirates’ home opener. And, his final assignment was e the NFL Draft from April 28 to 30.
“I have some friends from high school who have retired in the past year or so. One, two weeks after he retired, he had a stroke. Another one got colon cancer. I’ve had a couple of friends passed. I’m just starting to realize, ‘I’ve worked enough nights, weekends, and holidays and missed so many family functions over the years, I just don’t want to do it anymore.
Pretty much since I’ve been 13, I’ve worked seven days a week. I enjoyed every minute of it. I just reached the point in my life — while I’m still healthy — I’m going to play a little golf and just enjoy some time off. To survive in one city that long and it be your own city — some of my friends moved to other places to work — luckily, the farthest I had to go was Beaver County. I’m grateful for that,” he voiced. Although eager for his retirement, he stresses that he won’t laze around. “I’m not going to sit on the couch,” he voices.
Guy Junker Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Junker is active on his social media accounts. He has about 1.1K followers on his Facebook Page and about 18.2K followers on his Twitter account.