OFFICIAL HOST BIO: A legend in Kansas City, sportscaster Jack Harry has been covering sports in the area for over 40 years. Jack joined NBC Action News in June of 2002 and was named Sports Director shortly thereafter. As Sports Director, Jack covers sports for the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts on NBC Action News.
In addition to being Sports Director at NBC Action News, Jack can be heard on Sports Radio 810 WHB as a weekly guest commentator on Between the Lines with Kevin Kietzman, and as host of a weekly Chiefs post game show.
Prior to joining NBC Action News, Harry was Sports Director at KCTV where he'd served in the position since 1978. In the early years of his career, Harry served as Sports Director at WDAF, a position he held from 1970-73. He started his broadcasting career in Quincy, Illinois working as a disc jockey for WGEM and as Sports Director at KHQA-TV.
Over the course of his career, Harry has been play-by-play announcer for a number of athletic events, hosted various sports shows, served as a sporting analyst, and covered numerous World Series games, Final Four tournaments, and PGA Tournaments. Long time Chiefs fans will remember Harry as host of the Hank Stram Show, and subsequently the Marv Levy Show.
Jack has been recognized for his decades of covering sports, being named the Joe McGuff Journalist of the Year and receiving the the 2009 Diversity Advocate in Sports from the Olathe chapter of the NAACP.