Jeff Skversky

Jeff Skversky 6abc Sportscaster - WPVI Philadelphia Jeff joined the Action News Sports team in 2009. Since coming home to Philadelphia, Jeff has covered countless big stories for Action News, including the Eagles Super Bowl Parade, Kris Jenkins' shot to win Villanova the 2016 NCAA Championship, the Flyers 2010 improbable Stanley Cup run, the Phillies World Series White House visit, the Eagles' 2018 trip to London, countless Phillies Spring Training trips to Clearwater and the NFL draft on the Parkway.

The Bensalem, Pennsylvania native grew up watching Channel 6 and was a 6abc intern while studying at Temple University, where he graduated with a degree in broadcasting in 2001. Jeff's career started 'down the shore' at Channel 40 in Atlantic City as a sports anchor and reporter at WMGM-TV in 2001. Jeff then headed to Syracuse, where he was a sportscaster at WSTM-TV from 2003 until 2006. Then, he

The Bensalem, Pennsylvania native grew up watching Channel 6 and was a 6abc intern while studying at Temple University, where he graduated with a degree in broadcasting in 2001. Jeff's career started 'down the shore' at Channel 40 in Atlantic City as a sports anchor and reporter at WMGM-TV in 2001. Jeff then headed to Syracuse, where he was a sportscaster at WSTM-TV from 2003 until 2006. Then, he

Eagles agreed to terms with QB Nick Mullens who has played the last 3 years with the 49ers
06/14/2021

Eagles agreed to terms with QB Nick Mullens who has played the last 3 years with the 49ers

Eagles agreed to terms with QB Nick Mullens who has played the last 3 years with the 49ers

All of the Phillies dressed up as NBA players for trip to LA#Phillies trying to have more fun as a team on and off the f...
06/14/2021

All of the Phillies dressed up as NBA players for trip to LA

#Phillies trying to have more fun as a team on and off the field

📸 via Archie Bradley

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All of the Phillies dressed up as NBA players for trip to LA

#Phillies trying to have more fun as a team on and off the field

📸 via Archie Bradley

6abc Action News

🔥Phillies have won 3 straight series for 1st this season‼️☑️vs Yankees ☑️vs Braves☑️vs Nationals🧹 Phillies sweep #Yankee...
06/13/2021

🔥Phillies have won 3 straight series for 1st this season‼️

☑️vs Yankees
☑️vs Braves
☑️vs Nationals

🧹 Phillies sweep #Yankees for the 1st time since 1997

🔥Phillies have also won 4 straight games for the 1st time in 5+ weeks

🔥Phillies over .500 for 1st time since May 19th

🔥🔥🔥 Phillies with 3 straight walk off wins for the 1st time in nearly 8 years‼️Jean Segura has done it back to back!Phil...
06/13/2021

🔥🔥🔥 Phillies with 3 straight walk off wins for the 1st time in nearly 8 years‼️

Jean Segura has done it back to back!

Phillies have won 3️⃣ straight games for the 1st time in 5+ weeks‼️

Jean Segura says he’s built for these moments after his 2nd straight walk off

🔥🔥Phillies Walk Off Wins🔥🔥
▪️Wednesday - Luke Williams
▪️Thursday - Jean Segura
▪️Tonight - Jean Segura

💥2013 was the last time the Phillies have had 3 straight walk offs

6abc Action News #phillies

Bad news for the Sixers Sources confirm to @6abc Danny Green is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a right calf strain
06/12/2021

Bad news for the Sixers

Sources confirm to @6abc Danny Green is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a right calf strain

Bad news for the Sixers

Sources confirm to @6abc Danny Green is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a right calf strain

👍🏾 Sixers Win GM3 - Take 2-1 Series Lead🔥Joel Embiid: 27 points; Embiid has scored 106 points in 3 games with a torn men...
06/12/2021

👍🏾 Sixers Win GM3 - Take 2-1 Series Lead

🔥Joel Embiid: 27 points; Embiid has scored 106 points in 3 games with a torn meniscus
🔥Up as many as 22 - LARGEST deficit ATL has faced in playoffs
🔥Sixers 58.2% FG
🔥Hawks ONLY 26.1% from 3
🔥6 players w/ 12+ points
🔥Tobias Harris: 6th straight 20+ point game

▪️Danny Green calf injury; Doc Rivers says he “doubts” Danny Green plays GM4 but he is not ruling him out just yet

Rivers says calf injuries are not great but doesn’t have much more on Green’s condition

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👍🏾 Sixers Win GM3 - Take 2-1 Series Lead

🔥Joel Embiid: 27 points; Embiid has scored 106 points in 3 games with a torn meniscus
🔥Up as many as 22 - LARGEST deficit ATL has faced in playoffs
🔥Sixers 58.2% FG
🔥Hawks ONLY 26.1% from 3
🔥6 players w/ 12+ points
🔥Tobias Harris: 6th straight 20+ point game

▪️Danny Green calf injury; Doc Rivers says he “doubts” Danny Green plays GM4 but he is not ruling him out just yet

Rivers says calf injuries are not great but doesn’t have much more on Green’s condition

6abc Action News

👩🏻‍🎓 Pre-K Graduation Day‼️Kindergarten here we come!! So proud of this little girl!
06/11/2021

👩🏻‍🎓 Pre-K Graduation Day‼️

Kindergarten here we come!! So proud of this little girl!

06/10/2021

👏 Luke Williams family is back in the stands to watch him play 3B today after his walk off HR for the Phillies last night

Hear from the family tonight on 6abc Action News at 6

#phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies Nation

06/09/2021

🎙 Great to Hear Long Time Phillies PA announcer Dan Baker back at #Phillies games after cancerous tumor!!!

“Now batting for the Phillies, number 3, right fielder Bryce Harper!”

It’s the familiar iconic voice Phillies fans have heard echo at the ballpark for nearly 5 decades.

Dan Baker is the longest tenured public address announcer in major-league baseball, he’s been behind the mic at Phillies games since 1972.

“Oh my gosh, this is life,” Dan Baker proudly tells Jeff Skversky. “I’m flattered to be connected with Phillies baseball. It’s a great honor for me. I just love doing it.”

Bakers love was taken away last year, when he was thrown a curveball.

Doctors discovered an irregular growth, which turned out to be a cancerous tumor in his sinus, that required a 24 hour surgery to remove. He was then hit with an infection due to complications, and was in the hospital for six weeks.

“When I got out I looked like somebody for a mash unit,” Baker recalls. “I had a wound vac coming out of my head, a tube coming out of my head, a pick line in my arm and a feeding tube in my stomach, I couldn’t eat for four months.”

Doctors took bone tissue from his leg and transplanted it in his face.

On top of radiation, the surgery slightly affected of all things, his speech. He needed therapy but now he’s back at the ballpark and back in mid season form.

“During the course of my illness Jeff, it was an inspiration for me to try to get back here and work hard, and get back doing the job that I love. It energizes me being back here, doing this again. There was no doubt my mind I was going to get back here.”
Next season will be Baker‘s 50th behind the mic at the ballpark, and in the sport all about records, Baker wants to break the all time record for most seasons as a public address announcer in baseball history. He has 11 to go.

“If the Phillies will have me and god blesses me with good health, and continue to perform at a high level, want to set the record,” Baker tells Skversky.

The 74 year old baker doesn’t plan to retire with only two World Series rings, he wants more and thankfully his latest scan is cancer free.

Baker is thankful for the doctors and nurses at Jefferson & Wills Eye who he says have amazing helping him get back to the ballpark, doing what he loves.

https://6abc.com/philadelphia-phillies-dan-baker-cancer-pa-announcer/10768068/

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06/09/2021
Phillies Announcer Back After Cancer Scare

🎙Phillies public address announcer Dan Baker - the longest tenured PA announcer in MLB - is back behind the mic after missing all of last year with a cancerous tumor

The story with @DanBakerPhils who underwent a 24 hour surgery + 6 week hospital stay on 6abc Action News at 6pm

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#Phillies #philadelphia #philly #philadelphiaphillies #philliesgame #philliesbaseball #mlb
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🔥Sixers Win GM 2 - Series Tied!🔥Unreal!! Joel Embiid has scored 79 points COMBINED on a torn meniscus in games 1-2 🔥40 p...
06/09/2021

🔥Sixers Win GM 2 - Series Tied!🔥

Unreal!! Joel Embiid has scored 79 points COMBINED on a torn meniscus in games 1-2

🔥40 points - GM2 tonight 🚨
🔥39 points - GM1 Sunday

🚨Embiid: 1st Sixers player with 40 points in a playoff game since Allen Iverson in 2003

#JoelEmbiid
#Sixers

💥 Joel Embiid: GM HIGH 40 points + 13 rebounds
💥 Shake Milton 14 points in 14 min
💥 Up as many as 21
💥 Series Tied 1-1
💥 GM 3 Friday in Atlanta

#JoelEmbiid
#Sixers
#HereTheyCome

Joel Embiid lost MVP to Denver Nuggets center Nikola JokićJokić received 91 first-place votes and earned 971 total point...
06/09/2021

Joel Embiid lost MVP to Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić

Jokić received 91 first-place votes and earned 971 total points; Embiid (586 points) finished in second place, followed by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

Joel Embiid lost MVP to Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić

Jokić received 91 first-place votes and earned 971 total points; Embiid (586 points) finished in second place, followed by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

👀 JT Realmuto wearing the Phillies straw HR hat!! @jt_realmuto hit career # 💯 today!#Phillies @6abcactionnews
06/06/2021

👀 JT Realmuto wearing the Phillies straw HR hat!!

@jt_realmuto hit career # 💯 today!

#Phillies
@6abcactionnews

👀 JT Realmuto wearing the Phillies straw HR hat!!

@jt_realmuto hit career # 💯 today!

#Phillies
@6abcactionnews

06/06/2021

🔥🔥🔥 Joel Embiid on playing GM 1 on a painful meniscus tear

“My goal is to win a championship and I’m going to put my body on the line to make that happens. I’m going to give everything I got”

6abc Action News
#JoelEmbiid
#Sixers #philly #philadelphia #nba

Sixers lose GM1 to Hawks ▪️Down as many as 26▪️74 points allowed at half ▪️19 Turnovers = 28 points by Hawks▪️Sixers pla...
06/06/2021

Sixers lose GM1 to Hawks

▪️Down as many as 26
▪️74 points allowed at half
▪️19 Turnovers = 28 points by Hawks
▪️Sixers playoff WORST 20 from 3 allowed

🚨 Last time Sixers made conference finals in 2001 also lost GM1 of the 2nd round (Overcame 2-1 series deficit to Raptors)

Sixers lose GM1 to Hawks

▪️Down as many as 26
▪️74 points allowed at half
▪️19 Turnovers = 28 points by Hawks
▪️Sixers playoff WORST 20 from 3 allowed

🚨 Last time Sixers made conference finals in 2001 also lost GM1 of the 2nd round (Overcame 2-1 series deficit to Raptors)

06/06/2021

🔥 Joel Embiid feeling soooo good pregame not only will he start but Embiid makes NO LOOK over the shoulder shot as he leaves the court!!!

#JoelEmbiid

📸 via Philadelphia 76ers

👍🏾 Joel Embiid WILL PLAY GM1‼️Embiid tested out his right knee pregame and will give it a go vs the Atlanta Hawks today ...
06/06/2021

👍🏾 Joel Embiid WILL PLAY GM1‼️

Embiid tested out his right knee pregame and will give it a go vs the Atlanta Hawks today on @6abc

#Sixers
#JoelEmbiid

👍🏾 Joel Embiid WILL PLAY GM1‼️

Embiid tested out his right knee pregame and will give it a go vs the Atlanta Hawks today on @6abc

#Sixers
#JoelEmbiid

06/06/2021

👀 Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young on dealing with Sixers fans in #Philly

“I’m sure it’s not gonna be a welcomed one... it’s going to be a fun environment. I’m looking forward to meeting some Philly fans”

@6abc
@TheTraeYoung
@76erSixthMan
#Sixers
#TraeYoung

🙏 Joel Embiid will be listed as QUESTIONABLE for GM1 vs Atlanta Sunday on @6abc Embiid will essentially be a game time d...
06/05/2021

🙏 Joel Embiid will be listed as QUESTIONABLE for GM1 vs Atlanta Sunday on @6abc

Embiid will essentially be a game time decision and the Sixers center how he feels pregame Sunday morning before a final decision is made

#Sixers
#JoelEmbiid
#trusttheprocess #philadelphia #philly

🙏 Joel Embiid will be listed as QUESTIONABLE for GM1 vs Atlanta Sunday on @6abc

Embiid will essentially be a game time decision and the Sixers center how he feels pregame Sunday morning before a final decision is made

#Sixers
#JoelEmbiid
#trusttheprocess #philadelphia #philly

06/05/2021

🔥 Doc Rivers on Sixers Playoff Goals 🔥

“If your goal is to get out the 2nd round, how low are your goals? That’s not my goal. That’s not successful for me, or hopefully are team, hopefully are city. We want more, we want the entire cake. You have to put your heart on the line to do that!”

#sixers #philly #philadelphia #nba

✅ Phillies reinstated OF Bryce Harper off the 10-day IL and placed RHP Héctor Neris on the Paternity List.
06/05/2021

✅ Phillies reinstated OF Bryce Harper off the 10-day IL and placed RHP Héctor Neris on the Paternity List.

✅ Phillies reinstated OF Bryce Harper off the 10-day IL and placed RHP Héctor Neris on the Paternity List.

06/05/2021

Dwight Howard VERY ENCOURAGING on Joel Embiid for GM1 after Sixers prax

“He looked good. I think he should be ready to go. If not, he can make sure he gets his body right. I don’t want him to rush back. We want to make sure we hold down the fort until he’s back. But he looked great today. He moved great, he was jumping, he was moving around. He looked like his old self. I’m happy to see that.”

6abc Action News
#DwightHoward #nba #playoffs #nbaplayoffs #joelembiid #philly #philadelphia #phila #sixers #sixersnation #atl #atlanta #atlantahawks #hawks #76ers

06/04/2021

Bryce Harper working out pregame and the Phillies OF is increasing his rehab work

Harper is progressing from his wrist / forearm contusion and the swelling has gone down

Harper is still not ready to come off the IL

06/04/2021

Phillies can have 💯% capacity tonight for the 1st time since the end of the 2019 season!

Joe Girardi says it will be special

6abc Action News
#Phillies

Here is the patch the Phillies will wear tonight on their uniforms to honor Lou Gehrig 📸 via @Phillies #LouGehrigDay
06/04/2021

Here is the patch the Phillies will wear tonight on their uniforms to honor Lou Gehrig

📸 via @Phillies

#LouGehrigDay

Here is the patch the Phillies will wear tonight on their uniforms to honor Lou Gehrig

📸 via @Phillies

#LouGehrigDay

Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid today says it’s too early to tell if he can play GM1 vs Hawks on @6abc  “He didn’t do a lot of...
06/04/2021

Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid today says it’s too early to tell if he can play GM1 vs Hawks on @6abc

“He didn’t do a lot of live stuff today, nothing changed”

Rivers says Embiid looked great shooting!

Doc Rivers on Joel Embiid today says it’s too early to tell if he can play GM1 vs Hawks on @6abc

“He didn’t do a lot of live stuff today, nothing changed”

Rivers says Embiid looked great shooting!

Sixers 2nd round playoff series schedule released vs Atlanta #Sixers #atl #atlanta #nba
06/04/2021

Sixers 2nd round playoff series schedule released vs Atlanta

#Sixers #atl #atlanta #nba

Sixers 2nd round playoff series schedule released vs Atlanta

#Sixers #atl #atlanta #nba

✅ Nick Sirianni on Jalen Hurts “He is a relentless worker” Sirianni says Hurts is taking command of the offense #Eagles ...
06/04/2021

✅ Nick Sirianni on Jalen Hurts

“He is a relentless worker”

Sirianni says Hurts is taking command of the offense

#Eagles #philly

✅ Nick Sirianni on Jalen Hurts

“He is a relentless worker”

Sirianni says Hurts is taking command of the offense

#Eagles #philly

Eagles 1st round pick DeVonta Smith signs his rookie contract!!! 🏦 Eagles WR DeVonta Smith says he plans to put his mone...
06/03/2021

Eagles 1st round pick DeVonta Smith signs his rookie contract!!!

🏦 Eagles WR DeVonta Smith says he plans to put his money in the bank

“I’m excited just to go to work”

Eagles also sign Milton Williams, Zech McPhearson, and Kenneth Gainwell.

#Eagles
#DevontaSmith

Eagles 1st round pick DeVonta Smith signs his rookie contract!!!

🏦 Eagles WR DeVonta Smith says he plans to put his money in the bank

“I’m excited just to go to work”

Eagles also sign Milton Williams, Zech McPhearson, and Kenneth Gainwell.

#Eagles
#DevontaSmith

🔥Eagles LT Andre Dillard who missed all of last season with a torn biceps “Losing a season to an injury makes you see it...
06/03/2021

🔥Eagles LT Andre Dillard who missed all of last season with a torn biceps

“Losing a season to an injury makes you see it... lit a fire under me, a different fire, than I've felt before”

Dillard on if he doesn’t win the Eagles starting LT Job this year

“I’m not going to back down if the job isn’t given to me... I have to earn it and I have a fire under me... bring it all on”

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#AndreDillard
#Eagles

🔥Eagles LT Andre Dillard who missed all of last season with a torn biceps

“Losing a season to an injury makes you see it... lit a fire under me, a different fire, than I've felt before”

Dillard on if he doesn’t win the Eagles starting LT Job this year

“I’m not going to back down if the job isn’t given to me... I have to earn it and I have a fire under me... bring it all on”

6abc Action News
#AndreDillard
#Eagles

Sixers will play game 1 of the Eastern conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks Sunday at 1 PM on 6abc Action New...
06/03/2021

Sixers will play game 1 of the Eastern conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks Sunday at 1 PM on 6abc Action News

06/03/2021

Sixers Ben Simmons and Seth Curry challenged each other over a video game to step up without Joel Embiid tonight in GM5

#Sixers post game reaction as they eliminate the Wizards

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Had a GREAT, live, online Spanish conversation workshop Saturday. Next one's this Saturday. Who'd like info?
Jeff, I am very upset at the level of disrespect you showed to the Reading High School Boy Basketball Team this evening in your broadcast. WPVI always tries to say we in the Lehigh Valley are part of your viewing area, yet when Arch Bishop Wood Boys lost to Reading tonight, you mentioned them and lamented about how it could not be a double win for their school, and the you failed to even mention or congratulate them on their win. You owe them some respect for their accomplishment.
The Home Run Marathon: One Man's Race for a Living Kidney Donor (February 15, 2021. Pennsylvania) - There is a great way to participate in a marathon, the Home Run Marathon. Which does not require you to walk, jog, or run... or even get out of bed! Norman Lazarus is participating in the upcoming Home Run Marathon, to find a living kidney donor. All you have to do is enter the Home Run Marathon and you have earned bragging rights on social media using #HomeRunMarathon. Kyle Scheele, creator of the Home Run Marathon, states it is “A way to get all that superiority of running without any of that pesky effort.” Mr. Scheele continued, “You upload those pictures to social media, and bada boom bada bing, you’re a runner.” Norman’s life marathon has been full of dialysis appointments for the last three and a half years. He was excited to find a way to raise awareness about kidney disease, and more importantly, kidney donation. Even while his health declines, his spirits are up when chatting about the Home Run Marathon, Norman stated that as a fake marathon runner, he "Finally has a challenge that I can participate in, even with my disability." The priority will remain focused on his search for a living kidney donor. When Norman’s kidney went into failure, dialysis started and so did the search for a new kidney. The current wait for a deceased kidney donor in Pennsylvania is seven years. This means Norman is at the halfway point to a kidney transplant. Yet, a living kidney donation could get him on the way to recovery much sooner. Unfortunately, living kidney donors are difficult to find. Many potential donors are not aware of how easy it is. There is some “fake news” about becoming a living donor. For starters, donors do not have to be blood relatives, nor do they have to have a matching blood type. To be an eligible donor the criteria is around health-related criteria. First, you must be at least 18 years old. Then you need to have a healthy weight, be in good physical and mental condition. Lastly, donors cannot have diabetes, active cancer, or any active infection. If you’re ready to be a living kidney donor, you may initiate an evaluation or find out more information by calling the Lankenau Transplant office confidentially at (484) 476-3383. For more information about Norman and his search for a living kidney donor please visit his page FindaKidney4Norman. To sign up for the Home Run Marathon visit www.homerunmarathon.com. ### MEDIA CONTACT: Norman Lazarus Fake Marathon Runner 484-254-4041 https://www.facebook.com/FindaKidney4Norman [email protected] Living Donor Coordinator Lakenau Hospital 484-476-3383
Happy Birthday Jeff!
Happy Birthday!!!🎊🎊
Phils relievers have an era of 7.05 era... teams are batting .328 against them.... 28 points higher then any other bullpen. > #Phillies
Where is that bar is South Philly you did w Flyes promo? TYIA #JerseyGirl
So I watched Yankees at Mets 1st game. I really don’t like that new 7th inning rule! It’s like “sudden death”😳 Totally disregards the Home Field Advantage in my opinion. They should call it what it is...SUDDEN DEATH 💀
Built to watch the playoffs ....from home.
MLB is most likely going to scrap the 2020 season altogether. My guess!
Hi- What is the diorama that is on your desk, viewed over your right shoulder? Thanks!!