Don Cannon (news anchor)
|Born||Donald James Clark
February 22, 1940
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. Later, he was teamed with Sally Wiggin. 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.
He had well-publicized battles with alcoholism and depression. 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. After then being returned to the Pittsburgh area, in April 2010 he was jailed for violating a no-drinking clause in his probation.
- Owen, Rob (May 6, 2008). "Out at KDKA, Don Cannon to head west". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Hasch, Michael (November 19, 2009). "Former WTAE, KDKA newsman Cannon arrested in California". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
- Owen, Rob (July 31, 2007). "KDKA says Don Cannon ill, as news anchor misses shift". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- "Former news anchor Don Cannon arrested in California". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 18, 2009.
- "Ex-anchor Don Cannon jailed for probation violation". Pittsburgh Tribune Review. April 23, 2010.
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