J. J. Maura

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Joseph J. Maura, Jr. (June 16, 1949 – July 28, 2010), often professionally credited as J.J. Maura, was an American television announcer and voiceover artist. Maura worked as the announcer for WCAU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for twenty years.[1]

Joseph J. Maura Jr. was born in on June 16, 1949, in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania, to parents, Joseph J. Maura, Sr. and Isabel C. (née Fuoco) Maura.[2] He was raised in Hellertown, Pennsylvania.[1] Maura graduated from Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1967.[1]

Maura's career in television and radio began at several stations throughout the region, including WAEB in Allentown, Pennsylvania, KQV in Pittsburgh, WIP in Philadelphia, and QVC, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania.[1] During his career, Maura's on-air names included Jim Lloyd, Jim Hamilton and J.J. Media.[1][2] Maura joined WCAU in Philadelphia, where he worked as the station's main announcer for twenty years, until his retirement due to illness.[1]

J.J. Maura died from cancer on July 28, 2010, in Lower Saucon Township, Pennsylvania, at the age of 61.[1][2] He was survived by his wife, Lois (Deutsch) Maura; four children - Lisa, Ann, Russell and David; and 12 grandchildren.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Stamm, Dan (2010-07-30). "Longtime Voice of NBC10 Dies, J.J. Maura was a fixture at NBC10 for 2 decades". WCAU-TV. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "Joseph J. Maura Jr. obituary". Allentown Morning Call. 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2010-08-07.