Al Gnoza has done just about everything in TV news: news anchoring and reporting, morning show hosting, weather, sports, traffic and even producing.
"One of these days I'll figure out how to do one of them right," he said.
Gnoza started as a weekend sports anchor for WFMZ-TV in Allentown, PA and later came back there to co-host the station's morning show when it debuted in 1995. In between stints at FMZ, Al worked for Dow Jones & Co. writing and announcing financial news.
In June of 1998 Gnoza took a reporting job for the CBS station in Harrisburg, PA. But for the next four months, he also continued to do the morning show in Allentown, commuting to Harrisburg each day to work his new full-time job.
"It worked out very well," he said. "Once the anxiety attacks stopped."
It was in Harrisburg that Gnoza started doing weather, filling in for the main weather anchor when he suffered health problems. He carried that weather experience over to Philadelphia in the year 2000 when he worked for CN8 TV News. It was during that time period that Al spent several days in New York City providing coverage of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
In 2004 Gnoza went back to Harrisburg, this time to work for ABC 27. He continues to co-anchor the 11 o'clock news with his favorite anchor of all time, Alicia Richards. Al also does traffic reports for the 5 o'clock news then goes out to do news stories for the late show.
Al holds two degrees from the University of Notre Dame.
Even though he continues to love his job and the viewers (most of them anyway!) Al said his two children--Tyler and Alex--continue to be far and away the most important parts of his life.
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