Vernon Odom

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This article is about the local Philadelphia journalist. For his father, Akron, Ohio civil rights leader and lawyer, see Vernon Odom Sr.

Vernon Odom (born September 16, 1948) is a retired local Philadelphia TV journalist.

Odom received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Political Science from Morehouse College[1] and later continued his education at Columbia University. He started with WPVI-TV, in Philadelphia on May 17, 1976. He has covered a plethora of major stories during his tenure, ranging from Presidential debates to the MOVE disaster of 1985. He also hosted "Visions", a weekly look at urban life in Philadelphia. In November 2004, he was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.[2][3] Odom retired effective December 14, 2018 after 42 years with WPVI Philadelphia.[4]

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  1. ^ "Vernon Odom". WPVI-TV 6abc. ABC Inc. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.broadcastpioneers.com/odom.html
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ https://6abc.com/entertainment/vernon-odoms-legendary-career-at-action-news/4898264/

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