An announcer at Pittsburgh’s ESPN Radio affiliate has been charged with possession of child pornography. John Duffy, a reporter and weekend anchor at WEAE (1250), was arraigned yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Amy Reynolds Hay. Duffy pleaded not guilty and is free on bond.
According to the Post-Gazette, a state trooper investigating a file sharing ring saw one computer offering files that he believed were child pornography. Two of the files were traced to Duffy’s computer, police allege. In requesting a search warrant for Duffy’s home in Carnegie, police sought computers, software and chat logs.
Duffy, 46, has also worked as an announcer for Pitt football and women’s basketball, and has done press-box work at Steelers and Penguins home games.