Category: Milestones

RIP ALLEN MANNING

If you’ve ever set foot in the Dallas TV market chances are, you rubbed shoulders with Allen Manning. Manning was a long time Assignment Editor at KTVT (CBS) and moved down the road to ...

RIP BOB PETTY

Chicago Reporter and anchor Bob Petty passed away Tuesday from lung cancer. He was 79. Bob started reporting in 1971 and retired 32 years later in 2002. He was 79. Bob started back in ...

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS

   We remember the day when a young sportscaster showed up in the 3rd floor newsroom at WKYC back in 1985. And we remembered thinking “This guy’s got something” when we saw his first ...

RIP ESPN REPORTER

Edward Aschoff, an ESPN college football reporter known for his lively blog posts and thoughtfully reported features, died on Tuesday after a brief illness, The NY Times reported. It was his 34th birthday. Aschoff had ...

A REMARKABLE RUN

Congratulations to Omaha sports director Ross Jernstrom, who just marked 40 years at Gray’s WOWT. The vast majority of us never got to spend our career at one tv station, let alone one in ...

RIP BOB GREGORY

Bob Gregory died last week of natural causes.  Public Radio Tulsa reports he was 88. A longtime presence on Tulsa radio and television, Gregory started at KTUL Radio in 1960, after working at stations ...

RIP CAVALIERS ANNOUNCER

The life of longtime Cleveland Cavaliers announcer Fred McLeod was celebrated on Saturday afternoon in a funeral service at Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village, according to WKYC (NBC) Cleveland. A Northeast Ohio native, ...

RIP PHILLY BROADCASTER

Gene Crane, a legendary Philadelphia broadcaster with a career spanning half a century, has died. He was 99-years-of-age according to WCAU (NBC). Crane’s career in broadcasting began in 1941 when he worked as an announcer ...

JESSI COMBS RIP

Jet-car speed racer Jessi Combs died Tuesday in a crash in Oregon’s Alvord Desert while trying to break a speed record. The Harney County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday that Combs died in a crash ...

NEVADA JOURNALIST OBIT

Nevada lost one of its hardest working and most distinguished and versatile journalists this weekend. Former KOLO (ABC) reporter Dennis Myers suffered a fatal stroke at his home in Sparks. Myers was a long-time ...

JACK PERKINS RIP

Another great reporter from the Golden Age is gone. NBC Correspondent Jack Perkins. Dead at 85. Television viewers across the country remember Perkins from his work on “NBC Nightly News” and “The Today Show,” ...

FORMER KCRG REPORTER RIP

Bob Watson, a veteran reporter for the Jefferson City News Tribune, has died. The News Tribune reports that Watson died Sunday after a brief illness. He was 68. Watson began his career in radio ...

MISSOURI ANCHOR RIP

St. Joseph Missouri television anchor Bob Heater died suddenly on Saturday. For the past 12 years, Heater has been the face of news at News-Press Now as the lead anchor since the company entered ...

A MUSICAL LOOK BACK

Last week’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing was especially poignant for Devin Scillian, anchor at Graham Media’s WDIV. Back in 2003, Scillian, who dabbles in music quite extensively, juggling it with his ...

RIP BOB FOUTS

Bob Fouts, who spent much of his broadcasting career calling NFL 49ers games, died Sunday in San Francisco, the Chronicle reports. He was 97. According to Media Confidential, Fouts is the father of Pro Football Hall ...

SHIELD LAW REPORTER RIP

Jim Taricani, an award-winning TV reporter who exposed corruption and served a federal sentence for refusing to disclose a source, has died. He was 69.  Taricani died last Friday at his home in North ...

SALT LAKE FORECASTER RIP

Bob Welti, the smiling weatherman at Salt Lake City’s KSL (NBC) from 1965 to 1991, has died at the age of 94.  The station said his family had confirmed Welti died Tuesday afternoon. Welti began his ...

MIAMI ANCHOR DEATH

Longtime Miami reporter and anchor Todd Tongen’s family, friends and colleagues are grieving over his unexpected death.  Tongen, who worked at ABC affiliate WPLG for 30 years, was recently found dead, People reported Monday. The ...

RIP DOUG ADAIR

A familiar figure to generations of Ohio TV news viewers has died.  Former Cleveland and Columbus news anchor Doug Adair died Monday in Pleasanton, Calif., of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Adair was 89. Born ...

A MILESTONE REACHED

40 years ago, C-SPAN was sprung upon the world as one of those cable channels down at the end of the listings. While heralded at the time, its eventual impact was not, and could ...

CELEBRATING THE BIG 3-0

KABC (ABC) 5 pm and 11 pm Anchor Marc Brown is celebrating 30 years with Eyewitness News.  Marc grew up in L.A. and has reported every major story here since 1989. The station staff ...

MORALES MARKS A MILESTONE

Markedly more subdued than the Gifford send-off was the observance of Natalie Morales’ 20th anniversary with NBC News. Morales, now relocated to Los Angeles as “Today’s” “West Coast” correspondent, got a shout-out from her ...

CBS STAFFERS MOURN LOSS

CBS News was mourning the loss of Ana Real, an award-winning international journalist who passed away Tuesday at age 60 after a long fight against leukemia.  Ana, Foreign Editor for Prime Time, joined CBS ...

RIP “DOC” THOMPSON

Conservative TV and radio host Michael “Doc” Thompson was struck and killed by a passenger train while jogging in Texas, his colleagues said Wednesday.  Thompson’s death was reported by Mojo 5.0, a digital radio platform ...

RIP ANETA SEWELL-SPENCE

AnEta Sewell-Spence, the first Black TV News Anchor in Palm Beach has died at the age of 68. ? #NEWS ? AnEta Sewell-Spence, 1st Black TV News Anchor in Palm Beach, Dies at 68 #TVInColour #RIP #AnEtaSewellSpence ? ...

RIP LEE LEONARD

Lee Leonard, of of the first host of sports and entertainment programs who introduced ESPN to a small audience on the day of its debut in 1979, died on Sunday at his home in ...

EL PASO NEWSMAN RIP

Carlos Rosales, who worked as photographer, assignment editor and assistant news director at KVIA (ABC) suffered a fatal heart attack on Saturday. His daughter Carla who has received messages from from journalists across the ...

RIP TV NEWS PIONEER ALLEN WHITE

Allan White of WCPO (ABC), the station’s first reporter who mentored the newsroom for decades died Saturday at the age of 94, according to his family.  White worked for the Cincinnati Post and WCPO Radio, both ...