Joe Cronauer

Joe Cronauer

Channel 3 News Reporter


Joe Cronauer has been seen and heard on Cleveland airwaves for the last 22 years.  He’s been up and down the radio dial as part of The Brian and Joe Radio Show heard on WONE, WENZ, WMMS and WMVX and has recently been heard filling in for Trapper Jack on WDOK.  In 2008 he was inducted in the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. His television appearances started when he was just 10 years old when was asked to appear on the classic Cleveland show “Barnaby”!  Years later –Joe would host his own children’s show called “What’s Your Math Problem” on WVIZ Ideastream.  In 2001, Joe began filling in for another Cleveland classic -  Fred Griffith, on “15 Minutes with Fred” and on “Studio 3”. He then caught the attention of the local Fox affiliate and brought his energy to “That’s Life with Robin Swoboda”. Four years later Joe came home to Channel 3.    
Born on the Eastside - Garfield Heights,
Raised on Westside – Parma, and now living on the Southside with his wife and four sons…
Joe certainly knows and loves the North Coast!

Joe's Stories

Local woman tells her story of losing 170 pounds

8:20 AM, Oct 23, 2013

Niki Wyles Kirven tells her 170 pound weight loss success story. 

Iraq vet's family considering gravestone options

5:48 PM, Oct 22, 2013

An Iraq war veteran's towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone has been removed from her final resting place.

Haunted Schoolhouse still screaming after 40 years

3:48 PM, Oct 18, 2013

2013 marks the 40th year for the Haunted Schoolhouse in Akron, one of America's longest-running haunted attractions.

SLIDESHOW | Haunted Laboratory 2013

3:42 PM, Oct 18, 2013

Oct. 18, 2013: Take a freaky photo tour inside the Haunted Laboratory, located at 1300 Triplett Blvd. in Akron. This four-story fright house is 33 years old. Its neighbor, the Haunted Schoolhouse, is celebrating 40 years of screams. Photos by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.

SLIDESHOW | Haunted Schoolhouse turns 40

1:16 PM, Oct 18, 2013

Oct. 18, 2013: Pictures from inside the Haunted Schoolhouse on Triplett Blvd. in Akron. 2013 marks the 40th year of fear at the Schoolhouse. Its neighbor, the Haunted Laboratory is 33 years old. Photos by Ryan Haidet, WKYC-TV.

Akron Zoo shatters attendance records

2:44 PM, Oct 17, 2013

Grizzly Ridge has been a roaring success as the Akron Zoo has already broken their previous annual attendance record.

Green teacher loses 50 pounds in four months

9:30 AM, Oct 16, 2013

A kindergarten teacher "schools us" on how to live a healthier lifestyle.

Browns Soapbox | Fans bummed about loss to Lions

12:38 PM, Oct 14, 2013

The mood on WKYC's Browns Soapbox was much different Monday morning as fans were disappointed with the loss to the Lions.

The 'best time' to get things done

9:01 AM, Oct 10, 2013

Experts have determine the "best time" of day to do just about anything! Here are some of the results:

Woman's weight loss | See the amazing transformation

3:09 PM, Oct 9, 2013

Linda Sabovik has lost nearly 195 pounds over a period of 3 years

Browns Soapbox: Fans ecstatic after victory over Bills

9:08 AM, Oct 4, 2013

The barking continued early Friday morning as Browns fans celebrated the third win of the season.

What price memories? Indians memorabilia

8:16 AM, Oct 3, 2013

Joe Cronauer takes a look at Tribe memorabilia from years gone by to find out their worth.

Browns Soapbox: Fans thrilled with win over Bengals

8:01 AM, Sep 30, 2013

Fans can't seem to calm their excitement after the Browns won the battle of Ohio by beating the Bengals 17-6 on Sunday.

95-year-old local artist overcomes blindness

8:08 PM, Sep 24, 2013

Meet an inspiring artist whose loss of sight hasn't changed his vision to paint.

Browns fans sound off after victory against Vikings

3:18 PM, Sep 23, 2013

We spent all morning at Chuggers in Streetsboro to let fans sound off live on the Browns Soap Box.

Colts tweet photo of Trent Richardson's arrival

9:48 AM, Sep 19, 2013

The Indianapolis Colts have turned to social media to post pictures of Trent Richardson as he joins their team.

Browns Soapbox: Have your thoughts heard

8:08 AM, Sep 16, 2013

What are your thoughts on the Browns loss to the Baltimore Ravens?

'Video Joe' for Sept. 9, 2013

11:23 AM, Sep 9, 2013

A ninja cat and a superhero surprise are a few of the videos featured in this edition of Joe Cronauer's 'Video Joe' segment.

Irish football kicks into Cleveland

12:09 PM, Aug 31, 2013

What is Gaelic football?

TEST | Can you cook inside a dishwasher?

8:11 AM, Aug 28, 2013

Joe Cronauer and Hollie Strano experimented with the trend to see how successful it is by cooking up salmon and asparagus.

Free events this weekend

11:45 AM, Aug 23, 2013

Here's a breakdown of free events happening around Northeast Ohio this weekend.

What's it like to be on 'America's Got Talent'?

9:02 AM, Aug 21, 2013

A behind-the-scenes look at Cedar Point's stunt show All Wheels Extreme, as featured on "America's Got Talent."

WATCH | 'Video Joe' web picks for Aug. 19, 2013

7:08 AM, Aug 19, 2013

Take a look at some of the hottest YouTube videos with WKYC's Joe Cronauer.

Middle children to strike worldwide

7:25 AM, Aug 12, 2013

According to a study, middle children receive 3,000 fewer hours of quality time with their parents than older siblings.

LIST | Free weekend events for Aug. 9-11, 2013

8:04 AM, Aug 9, 2013

WKYC's Joe Cronauer has compiled a list of free events to experience this weekend.

NFL ban on bags begins tonight at FirstEnergy Stadium

5:04 PM, Aug 8, 2013

The list of banned items includes most purses, backpacks, fanny packs, camera bags, coolers and seat cushions.

Joe Cronauer: Cuyahoga County Fair

10:27 AM, Aug 6, 2013

Joe Cronauer takes us to the Berea fairgrounds for a look at some of the sights and sounds for this year's Cuyahoga County Fair.

Watch: Video Joe's web picks for August 5

11:04 AM, Aug 5, 2013

Welcome to another edition of Video Joe!

LIST | Free weekend events from Aug. 2-4, 2013

7:54 AM, Aug 2, 2013

A list of this weekend's free events.

Akron: Elite field ready for major tuneup at Bridgestone

7:47 AM, Aug 1, 2013

The ledger says Tiger Woods has dominated at Firestone Country Club. He just says he's comfortable there