Hang on and Fly author, Tim Lake, at Chester County Book Company on December 12, 2015. Photo, courtesy of Don Truesdell.
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Tim Lake in 2016 with his three published books.
Tim Lake's family: mother and siblings in 2016 at Henderson Harbor, NY.
Tim Lake as the primary news co-anchor at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. With Renee Chenault-Fattah at the Phillies World Series victory celebration in 2008.
Tim Lake is the author of Hang on and Fly, an original narrative non-fiction story of the deadly and forgotten era of the first budget airlines in North America. A veteran of newspapers, radio, and television news reporting and anchoring, Tim is an upstate New Yorker who lives in eastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York where he researches and writes his books. He spent 21 years as a news anchor for the CBS and NBC-owned television station, WCAU-TV, in Philadelphia. In 2016, Tim joined WTEN-TV in Albany, New York as primary co-anchor of the evening news for the ABC Television affiliate in New York State's Capital. Utilizing his personal background and connection with each region of upstate New York, in 2017 Tim became the host of Empire State Weekly, a talk show focusing on New York State issues and politics that airs on TV stations in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Binghamton, Elmira, Watertown, and Plattsburgh-Burlington.
Previous book titles include Association Island, the history of General Electric's summer corporate island camp in Lake Ontario and the famous Americans who attended the rustic camps. Henderson Harboris also a non-fiction account of GE's early corporate playground in the lake along with tales of bootlegging, early Coast Guard activities, wooden boats, and architecture of summer cottages in a small fishing community. The book also chronicles the secret vacation lives of three U.S. Secretaries of State.
As a journalist in New York State, South Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, Tim has covered or reported and anchored news broadcasts on most every major news story of the past few decades including Iraq War politics in Washington, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Hurricane Sandy. He has written for the Jamestown Post-Journal, The Buffalo News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Thousand Islands Life, and worked for CBS,NBC, and ABC-affiliated or owned television stations in Charleston, Houston, Philadelphia, and Albany. Tim was once arrested and jailed for broadcasting a news report, but the charges were later dropped and the record expunged. Tim is an two-time Emmy award-winner and was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2011.
Since 2016, Tim has been a primary news anchor at News 10 ABC, WTEN-TV in Albany, New York. He is currently researching his fourth book, an historical narrative nonfiction tale about a once prominent but long forgotten individual from the early 20th Century.
From a family of 13 whose German and Scandinavian ancestors first settled in Philadelphia in 1733, and whose English ancestors settled in Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the late 1600's, Tim splits his time between Chester County, Pennsylvania, New York's Capital Region, the eastern shore of Lake Ontario, and the Adirondack Mountains.
Tim and his wife Jaime are the parents of three children.