Joe Donlon joined KGW-TV in 1997, after spending nine years as an anchor and reporter at KVOA-TV (NBC) in Tucson, Arizona.
Joe can be seen weeknights, anchoring NewsChannel 8 @ 5 and 6 with Tracy Barry. He also anchors NewsChannel 8 @ 10 on NW 32 TV, and NewsChannel 8 @ 11 with Laural Porter. Nominated in 2003 for an Emmy award as Best News Anchor, his newscasts have been honored with numerous Emmy and AP awards.
Career highlights for Joe include reporting from Kuwait following the Gulf War in 1991. He has covered several national political stories, including the 1992 Republican National Convention from Houston, Texas, the 2000 Iowa caucuses, and New Hampshire primary. Joe also traveled to Washington D.C. to cover the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, and to St. Louis for one of Pope John Paul's final visits to the United States.
Joe has also anchored NewsChannel 8 coverage – from a number of major sporting events, including the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, and the Oregon Ducks football team in both the 2010 Rose Bowl, and 2011 National Championship game in Phoenix, AZ.
Joe began his career in Corpus Christi, Texas. He spent three years as an anchor and reporter at KZTV-TV (CBS).
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Joe graduated from St. Louis University High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. He also played left wing for the Marquette hockey team.
Joe met his wife Kathy at KVOA-TV (NBC) in Tucson, where she anchored the morning news. They have three children.