Don Cannon (news anchor)

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Don Cannon
Born Donald James Clark
(1940-02-22) February 22, 1940 (age 77)
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s)

Don Cannon (born Donald James Clark; February 22, 1940) is a former television news anchor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Cannon worked at WTAE-TV from 1969 to 1994. During that time, he became a "fixture of Pittsburgh broadcasting," and was partner with Paul Long and meteorologist Joe DeNardo.[1] Later, he was teamed with Sally Wiggin.[1] In 1999, he returned to Pittsburgh and worked for KDKA-TV, after having worked for KDKA's sister station, KYW-TV in Philadelphia from 1995 to 1998 (while there, he was credited as Don Clark, as a radio personality in the city was also named Don Cannon). He left that position in 2007.[2]

He had well-publicized battles with alcoholism and depression.[3] In 2009, he was arrested in California for failure to report for sentencing in two separate cases of driving under the influence dating back to 2007.[2][4] After then being returned to the Pittsburgh area, in April 2010 he was jailed for violating a no-drinking clause in his probation.[5]

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