John Carchedi, CN8 Sports Pulse Reporter
John Carchedi, CN8 “Sports Pulse” reporter, is a Walpole native and earned a New England Emmy award in sports reporting. His belief that people are inherently humorous has helped him find success in front of the camera.
He also enjoyed seeing live music, visiting national and state parks, playing chess, poker, debating with friends and traveling with his wife to compete in marathons. He was an ardent YSU and Ohio State Buckeyes fan.
John Carchedi’s career in journalism began at the age of 15 as a sports writer for the Daily Transcript, a small newspaper in Dedham. He later worked for the student newspaper at Providence College and on a radio station in Norfolk. Eventually, he joined MediaOne News and then the assignment desk at AT&T — News.
When he’s not working as a CN8 “Sports Pulse” reporter, he can be found dressing up in a clown suit at the Brockton Stampede Rodeo or on the FleetCenter’s “Bull Gang” that changes a basketball court to a hockey rink and back again. He believes people have a funny side, and all they need is a vehicle to express it. It’s that philosophy that helped him win a New England Emmy, an honor that almost didn’t come his way.
Achievements and Honors
As a CN8 Sports Pulse reporter, he’s won plenty of accolades and been named a top notch anchor, but the big award was winning an Emmy for Best Reporting on a Sport. It’s a feat Carchedi is happy to have achieved, and he credits his co-workers for making it possible.
He also loved seeing live music and visiting national and state parks, playing chess and poker, debating his fellow citizens and competing in marathons, most of which he completed with his wife of ten years, Joy. His other notable achievements include a trip to China, a newfound passion for reading and writing poetry, and an induction into the Ohio State University Alumni Association Hall of Fame, among others. Sadly, he passed away in April of this year at the age of 81.
John was a fierce competitor who, on a trip back to Ohio in the ’80s, had a 7-mile run with his brother and was “hooked.” He continued running even after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He competed in hundreds of local and regional races and worked hard to meet his goal of running a marathon in all fifty U.S. states, completing 27 of them despite the limitations of Parkinson’s.
He also made his mark as an instructor at George Corley Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama. He cared deeply about his students’ success and pushed them to achieve high standards. He was a dedicated husband, father and family practice physician. He and Joy traveled extensively and enjoyed seeing live music, traveling to national and state parks, playing chess, poker, debating and watching sports.