Ronnie Duncan

Ronnie Duncan

Sports Anchor

Ronnie Duncan joined the FOX 29 News team in July 2021 as a sports anchor and reporter. 

Most recently, Ronnie was a news reporter and sports anchor at WOIO-WUAB in Cleveland, OH.  His broadcast career began in 1978 as a volunteer disc jockey and news announcer at the Baltimore Veterans Hospital.  Over more than 30,000 volunteer hours, he honed his on-air skills, and got his big television "break" as a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, MD.  One of his earliest television "co-anchors" was Oprah Winfrey, with whom he worked while rehearsing for his television debut.

Ronnie’s sports casting journey crossed the U.S. and back, with stops in Durham, NC; New Haven, CT; Phoenix, AZ; Indianapolis, IN; and Columbus and Cleveland, OH.  As WOIO’s Sports Director, he was nominated for three Emmy Awards, and also hosted a morning radio talk show at WKNR-AM. 

Ronnie started his own production company, "Slam Dunc Productions," in 2001 and wrote and produced numerous documentaries, including the award-winning "The Other Color of Winning," about the historic 1964 Cleveland Browns championship team.

In 2005, he added to his radio broadcasting resume by hosting "The Ronnie Duncan Morning Show" for Radio One on WERE-AM in Cleveland, OH.

Ronnie moved to Huntsville, Alabama, in 2012, and won the Broadcasters Association’s "Best Sports Anchor" and the Associated Press "Best Sports Coverage" awards while working at WAAY-TV.

Always open to opportunities to showcase his versatility, Ronnie made the leap from sports to news in 2014, when he joined WNEM-TV in Flint and Saginaw, Michigan.  While leading the station’s coverage of the infamous Flint Water Crisis, he secured an exclusive one-on-one interview with Governor Rick Snyder, from his apartment.  That interview, along with other breaking news stories, earned WNEM the Associated Press award for Outstanding Coverage.

Ronnie is proud to call Philadelphia his new home, and happy to be closer to his first "sports mentor," Sonny Hill, whose coverage of the 1975 NBA Finals on CBS provided the spark to become a sports broadcaster.  He enjoys giving back to the communities in which he lives and works.  He volunteers and works with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Veterans Administration and the NAACP.