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Sad news to report: Dave Hughes, the bearded and camo-clad founder/publisher of the popular Washington/Baltimore media news/gossip site DCRTV.com, has passed away at 63. He had an apparent heart attack Monday (Dec. 27th). DCRTV has been online for 24 years.

 

From WTOP: https://wtop.com/local/2021/12/dcrtv-dave-hughes-dies-at-63-founded-popular-radio-and-tv-blog/

From All Access: https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/214258/dcrtv-com-founder-publisher-dave-hughes-has-passed

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Longtime Colorado Sports Anchor Les Shapiro has entered hospice after an unsuccessful battle with cancer.

 

Les Shapiro (@LesShapiro) / Twitter

 

Les had been Sports Director at at WEEK-TV, CBS 4 Denver, et. al. Having spent most of his career in beautiful Colorado, Les was a kind, humble man who loved his job, spending many more years on the radio than anything.

 

Please keep his family in your thoughts during this challenging time.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Shapiro

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26 minutes ago, ABC 7 Denver said:

Longtime Colorado Sports Anchor Les Shapiro has entered hospice after an unsuccessful battle with cancer.

 

Les Shapiro (@LesShapiro) / Twitter

 

Les had been Sports Director at at WEEK-TV, CBS 4 Denver, et. al. Having spent most of his career in beautiful Colorado, Les was a kind, humble man who loved his job, spending many more years on the radio than anything.

 

Please keep his family in your thoughts during this challenging time.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Shapiro

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Gary DeLaune, a longtime reporter for KENS in San Antonio who was covering sports in the San Antonio area as late as a few months ago, died yesterday at 88 (DeLaune had been diagnosed with COVID before contracting pneumonia as well)

https://www.kens5.com/article/entertainment/television/iconic-kens-5-journalist-gary-delaune-dies/273-53c5761e-c51a-4efc-8ff4-a78665946479

 

In addition to his work with KENS; DeLaune is probably best known for his work at what was then KLIF-AM 1190 (now KFXR) in Dallas as one of the first reporters covering the assassination of President Kennedy as well as being on site when Lee Harvey Oswald was gunned down by Jack Ruby

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On 2/6/2022 at 10:34 PM, ScottSchell said:

Sad news Clint Boone who had just joined KOTV a month ago has passed away

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Update to this story his best friend and former boss Mike Collier has posted on this that Clint suffered a heart attack Sunday evening and couldn’t be revived.

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Sad news from Louisville and Kentuckiana. Former longtime WAVE 3 and WHAS 11 News anchor Melissa Forsythe has passed away of natural causes just before her 72nd birthday. Forsythe joined WAVE 3 (NBC) as a reporter in 1972, then moved to the anchor desk till 1979. She later joined WHAS 11 (Then CBS, Now ABC) that same year, and had a 12-year run as the stations the 5:30 & 11pm anchor with co-anchors, Frank Hudson, Jim Mitchell, and Gary Roedemeier. Forsythe left Kentuckiana's NewsChannel in late '91.

 

Prayers and condolences goes out The Forsythe Family and the extended TV families of WAVE 3 and WHAS 11 at this difficult time.

 

https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/melissa-forsythe-whas11-wave-anchor-reporter-death-obit-news/417-116d153f-9578-4430-8005-ba1b93fdc0e4

https://www.wave3.com/2022/02/11/former-louisville-news-anchor-melissa-forsythe-dies/

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Well Dunne Talent blog is reporting that Linda Kane, who was in charge of Linda Kane Design, has passed away. She pioneered the iconic "flat" graphics looks seen on KTLA, WKYC, and various WB affiliates in the late 90's along with MSNBC's trendy early '00's overhaul.

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Computer animation pioneer, Chuck Csuri, who started Cranston/Csuri productions in the 1980s, has passed away at the age of 99.

https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/former-ohio-state-football-team-captain-father-of-computer-art-charles-csuri-dies-at-99-world-war-ii-bronze-star-battle-of-the-bulge-3-3-2022

 

Some of his firm's notable works included animations for ABC and CBS Sports.   They also did some work for WBNS as well being based in Columbus and having ties to Ohio State.  The programs they started evolved into a computer graphics research lab that is still around today.

 

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Sad news out of The Nation's Capital. Former WJLA (ABC 7) News Anchor Renee Poussaint has passed away on Saturday at the age of 77. Poussaint was the co-anchor of Washington DC's ABC 7 News (News 7 at the time) at 6 & 11pm from 1978 till the early 90s.

 

She began her career in broadcasting in 1970 working in Chicago, substituting for the late Peter Jennings on ABC World News Tonight. After 'JLA, Poussaint was a former network correspondent for ABC and CBS winning three national EMMY awards for her work on ABC's PrimeTime Live.

 

Prayers and condolences go out to Renee's family and to her extended family at WJLA ABC 7.

 

https://wjla.com/news/local/renee-poussaint-former-7news-wjla-anchor-dc-journalist-passes-away-77-on-your-side-abc-washington-wjla

 

RIP Renee and Godspeed. Say hi to Max Robinson, Jim Vance, and Glenn Brenner from all of us here.

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Sad news from former WJKS (WCWJ) news and sports anchor Glen Fisher. It was on WJKS-TV Facebook fanpage that former WJKS, ESPN, FOX Regional Sports, and KCAL 9 sports anchor Alan Massengale had passed away today. Alan's wife, Elizabeth posted on her Facebook page said that Alan had a bad fall this morning which caused a severe brain bleed, and he was put on full life support. Alan's wife and her three adult children made the difficult decision to not have him suffer. 

 

Prayers and condolences go out to The Massengale Family in this exceedingly difficult time.

 

UPDATE: Alan Massengale's bad fall/severe brain bleed was the result of his death due to his battle with colon cancer.

 

 

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