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Larry Sprinkle

Forecaster

Larry is the weather anchor for the weekday morning newscast, from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. He is joined by anchors Ira Cronin and Kellie Patterson. He can also be seen on the WCNC noon newscasts Monday through Friday. He joined WCNC-TV in 1985.

Larry is a longtime veteran of broadcasting, starting his career as a radio announcer at the age of 14. While living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, he became the first American to have a radio program on Radio Ethiopia at the age of 16. Larry continued his career while attending East Carolina University.

Larry was the "Morning Man" on WAYS/WROQ in Charlotte for 13 years. While in radio, he was known for his many voice impressions, including Elvis, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwartzenger, Ross Perot, Jimmy Stewart and dozens more.

Eventually, he combined radio with television and the film industry. He spent a number of years as a commercial spokesman for many national clients, including McDonald's, Magnavox, Dristan, Hardee's, Little Debbie Snacks, and Chewels Gum. You may remember him as the "Ty-D-Bowl Man."

Larry has appeared in 11 theatrical films, including Firestarter, Trick or Treat, Rare Breed, and the made-for-television movie The Ryan White Story.

Larry is involved in the community and is on the board of directors of a number of charities. His volunteerism keeps him busy almost every day, including speaking engagements at schools, civic organizations, senior centers and fund-raisers.

He has received many awards for his charity work, including "The Governor's Award," for working with senior citizens, the "Mayor's Award for Volunteerism," the "President's Award" from the Association of Retarded Citizens, and the "Humane Citizen Award" for years of work with the Humane Society and the Animal Shelter. Most recently, Larry was honored as "Citizen of the Year" by the Civitans of Charlotte.