John Clay anchors WTAJ News at 5,6 and 11. He’s also the Managing Editor for the newsroom. He also hosts the digital show “Parenting: The Clay Way” When he’s not at work, he’s spending time with his three boys. He decided to make Central Pennsylvania home after falling in love with the people and the opportunities for outdoor fun.
After High School, John served 5 years in the U.S. Navy as a broadcast journalist. At his duty locations of Lajes Field, Azores and La Maddalena, Italy, John served in various TV and radio jobs for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service.
After the Navy, John excelled at the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Broadcast News. He also developed a love for mountain biking.
In 1998, John accepted a job with WTAJ-TV. He quickly rose in the ranks and became Bureau Chief to lead the team of reporters and videographers to cover the news of Happy Valley.
In 2004, John became the main anchor at WTAJ-TV. He moved to Duncansville and he is blessed with 3 boys. Jack, Anson and Max. His life is full of adventures with his boys in the parks and ski mountains of Pennsylvania. He volunteers time for various veteran initiatives and events including the American Cancer Society. He loves getting out into the community to meet people and share their stories. Stop and say hi if you see him with his boys on the bike trails or ski slopes of Central Pennsylvania.