John Fedko was the president of Vincentian Academy, but is best known as a television American sportscaster. He was the sports director and anchor for Channel 11 Pittsburgh (WPXI). Fedko also reported for Channel 11 News at 6 and 11 pm, and hosted the Fedko Fone Zone, a local sports call-in show on Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (PCNC).
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 KDKA-TV's Patti Burns. Friday night football is still known as John Fedko's Skylights, which is a staple product of WPXI-TV.
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.
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 announced his semi-retirement from broadcasting in December 2010, to spend more time with his family. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Tina, and five children, Kaley, Christian, Kyler, Katherine & Colby.
- John brought "The Fedko Zone" to life when he first introduced the concept upon his arrival to Pittsburgh in 1986. "The Fedko Zone" is a popular sports highlight real that highlights some of the funniest plays in sports. "Fedko Fone Zone". Pittsburgh Cable News Channel. Archived from the original on 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
- "John Fedko - WPXI-TV". WPXI. Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
- Burgess, Kelly (1997-11-09). "Fedko boosts teens' talents, says keep trying". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2007-03-08.
- Finder, Chuck (1995-10-12). "When it comes to friday night football in Western Pennsylvania, this is a market that has become ... Fedko's own". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2007-03-08.