Carleton William "Carl" Day

1/8/1938 - 11/7/2010 

Inducted 2009


Carleton William "Carl" Day was an award winning radio and television broadcaster and humanitarian. His accomplishments are legion: he was a five time broadcast hall of famer, winner of seven Emmys, an award winning writer and narrator, actor, four time winner of the Best Anchor statue and record holding race car driver. He was the co-pilot of a jet flight from Kitty Hawk to Dayton in 1995 that set a new national and international speed record. He spent more than 50 years in broadcasting, more than 30 of them in Dayton. His well known personable style on the Channel 2 news enlivened many a story: listening to him report on something was to become interested in it. More than just a face on a screen, Carl Day also served his community through quiet volunteerism. His top priorities, he once said, were faith, family, and friends, and he certainly had many of those!