Vernon Odom

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

Early life and education[edit]

Odom is the son of Vernon Odom Sr. and Sadie Harvey Odom. His sister, Maida Cassandra Odom, also a journalist and a professor at Temple University, Philadelphia.

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 1985 MOVE bombing. 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.

He retired from 6 ABC in 2019, and now works as a visiting professor at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Vernon Odom". WPVI-TV 6abc. ABC Inc. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
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  3. ^ "Vernon Odom Bio | WPVI News Team |". Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
  4. ^ "Vernon Odom retires: A look at his legendary career at Action News". 18 December 2018.

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