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3News' Jim Donovan celebrates 35 years at WKYC

Boston may be home, but Cleveland is where his heart is.

CLEVELAND — Cheers to 35 years! 

The month of February marks Jim Donovan's 35th year at WKYC.  Growing up in South Boston, Jimmy had a love for sports, especially the Bruins, watching games alongside his father. 

Jimmy graduated from Boston University in 1978, shortly after taking jobs in Vermont and Minnesota. In 1985, as a curly haired sportscaster, he began his journey here in Cleveland. 

Jimmy arrived in Cleveland and never looked back. 

His life was hectic, covering all areas of Cleveland Sports from the Browns, Cavs and Indians to the Cleveland Marathon and even Soap Box Derby. His work eventually landed him a job with the NBC Network, travelling all over the country calling NFL games every Sunday.

In 1999, Jimmy was named the "Radio Voice of the Cleveland Browns." As he prepares for his 22nd season, think about this: the browns have had 10 full time head coaches, dozens and dozens of starting quarterbacks, but only one voice.

It's a job jimmy cherishes and doesn't take lightly for the most loyal fan-base in all of sports.

Boston may be home, but Cleveland is where his heart is.

It's been a wild ride for our colleague and friend, let's take a look at Jim's continuing incredible ride in the player above. In addition, check out a special tribute from local and national sports and media personalities in the player below:

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