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Sad news out of Birmingham today, and it is with a very heavy heart we're sad to say that former long time WBRC morning and midday anchor Bill Bolen

has passed away today. Bolen worked at WBRC-TV (back when 'BRC was an ABC affiliate before switching to FOX in '96) for 40 years until he retired

almost seven years ago (January 28, 2010). Bolen came to 'BRC in 1969 an anchored the 10PM News before moving to mornings in 1973.

 

Bill Bolen was 81 years old. Thoughts and prayers are with Bill's family and to Mr. Bolen's extended family at WBRC-TV FOX 6.

Rest in Peace, Bill and Godspeed.

 

http://www.wbrc.com/story/35388666/bill-bolen-longtime-wbrc-anchor-has-passed-away

 

One of the best in Alabama, ruling mornings and middays for a long time. RIP.

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Sad news on this President's Day. Roy Hobbs, anchored in markets from Boston to Birmingham and spent 7 years at WAGA (FOX) in Atlanta has passed away. Hobbs most recently anchored for WRDE in the Delmarva Peninsula. Before that, Hobbs anchored at WBMA (ABC) from 2006-10, Hobbs anchored at WAGA from 1996-03 as the anchor for the 5PM news. He came to Atalanta from Boston where he was an anchor at NECN and WSBK from 1991-96. Hobbs got his start in TG at WTVF in Nashville.

 

Roy Hobbs was 64. Prayers and condolences goes out to the family of Roy Hobbs.

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Sad news today, Former KYW and KPNX anchor Vince Leonard has passed away yesterday in his home in Las Vegas. Vince started as an anchor at KYW-TV

in 1958 back when the call letters were WCRV. Vince left the station in 1980 to join KPNX and retired from the news business in 1989. Vince Leonard was 92.

 

Prayers and Condolences goes out to Vince Leonard's family.

http://www.adweek.com/tvspy/former-philly-anchor-dies-at-92/202633

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Sad news this evening, former WBZ anchor Tony Pepper passed away on Tuesday, April 3rd, at the age of 79 after complications due to diabetes and heart disease. When he came to Boston he initially worked with Tom Ellis but soon after and most memorably was partnered with Jack Williams, helping WBZ-TV be number one in Boston for many years. Tony was known for his great patriotism, wry sense of humor, huge laugh, and his beautifully modulated voice. He was passionately engaged in all manner of social and civic issues, especially equality and fairness.

 

Thoughts and condolences goes out to the family of Tony Pepper and to his WBZ-TV family.

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Sad news out of The Motor City (Detroit), longtime WJBK anchor and commentator Joe Weaver has passed away after a long battle with lung cancer. Thoughts, prayers

and condolences goes out to Joe Weaver's family and his extended family at WJBK TV2.

 

Godspeed Joe.

 

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/former-wjbk-tv-2-reporter-anchor-joe-weaver-dies

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Sad news on this Saturday... A longtime journalist who got his start in Texas has died. Gene Apodaca started at the CBS affiliate (KOSA) in Midland/Odessa. He worked at the ABC affiliates in Corpus Christi (KIII) and Houston (KTRK). Apodaca most recently worked in New York at New York 1. Family and friends buried Apodaca today in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Apodaca died May 22nd of a heart attack. He was 45-years-old.

 

Prayers and condolences goes out to The Apodaca Family.

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Pittsburgh Television weather and the City of Pittsburgh will never be the same without the Dean of Pittsburgh Weather... Joe DeNardo... you're

irreplaceable... you're a quintessential weatherman... and when we look to skies tonight and when on sunny days and stormy nights; we see what's

happening in the weather... Joe Said It Would.

 

RIP Joe DeNardo and Godspeed.

Thoughts and prayers to Joe's family and the entire team of WTAE Action News 4.

 

http://www.wtae.com/article/legendary-wtae-chief-meteorologist-joe-denardo-dies-at-87/21550800

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Chicago Tonight reporter and host Elizabeth Brackett was admitted to the hospital last Wednesday after being hit by a car last week has passed away. She was on a ventilator and in a coma and suffered at least one fractured vertebrae. Sympathies go out to her and her family.

 

http://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/6/18/chicago-reporter-dies-after-bike-accident

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Former NBC News correspondent Richard Valeriani has died at 85 (Valeriani was a correspondent covering the White House, served as a senior diplomatic correspondent and covered the March in Selma, AL {and was pretty seriously injured from an assault occurring there})

https://morningdailies.com/2018/06/18/richard-valeriani-dies-nbc-newsman-who-covered-civil-rights-movement-nixon-was-85

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I have some very news to tell you all, and it is with a very heavy heart to tell you that longtime KTRK Chief Weathercaster Ed Brandon has passed away peacefully

last night at the age of 75. Ed came to KTRK in May of 1972 and spent 35 years delivering the weather to so many Houstonians to see whether they need sunglasses

or a raincoat. Ed served for many years on The Advisory Board of Houston City Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. He hosted an annual golf tournament benefiting

Cenikor, one of the nation's largest and most successful non-profit residential treatment centers for indigent alcoholics and drug addicts.

 

A public memorial service is being planed.

 

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences goes out to Ed Brandon's family and to Ed's extended family at ABC13 Eyewitness News (KTRK).

 

Rest in peace, Ed and Godspeed.

 

https://abc13.com/society/houston-abc13-weather-icon-ed-brandon-has-died/4029317/

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I have some very news to tell you all, and it is with a very heavy heart to tell you that longtime KTRK Chief Weathercaster Ed Brandon has passed away peacefully

last night at the age of 75. Ed came to KTRK in May of 1972 and spent 35 years delivering the weather to so many Houstonians to see whether they need sunglasses

or a raincoat. Ed served for many years on The Advisory Board of Houston City Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. He hosted an annual golf tournament benefiting

Cenikor, one of the nation's largest and most successful non-profit residential treatment centers for indigent alcoholics and drug addicts.

 

A public memorial service is being planed.

 

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences goes out to Ed Brandon's family and to Ed's extended family at ABC13 Eyewitness News (KTRK).

 

Rest in peace, Ed and Godspeed.

 

https://abc13.com/society/houston-abc13-weather-icon-ed-brandon-has-died/4029317/

 

Sad news indeed, I'm so glad I got to watch Ed for a few years before his retirement. Brandon, Dave Ward, Gina Gaston, Marvin Zindler and Bob Allen were the 6 pm news team I watched growing up.

 

Here's an awesome photo from Channel 13 of Texas' news 6 and 10 pm newsteam from the late 1980s-early 2000s. Classic! Sadly the entire top row is now passed on.39944401_10156273728849342_6414925452082675712_o.thumb.jpg.93a92b3677a5bb6d46bc99af2065f381.jpg

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Longtime NBC News and WTVJ Miami reporter Ike Seamans has passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 80.

 

This man was GOOD. Really GOOD. I know because I watched him for years at WTVJ and was lucky enough to watch his craft with his amazing news voice. A stellar news reporter, excellent at best and legendary at the most. He will be missed.

 

https://www.adweek.com/tvspy/legendary-miami-reporter-ike-seamans-dies/207918

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Longtime Chicago anchor/host/personality Warner Saunders died last night at 83. He spent time at a few stations, but his long run at WMAQ is where he built his legacy, going from program host, to sports, eventually ascending to lead anchor. A Chicago public schoolteacher before his TV career, he retired in 2009.

 

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/warner-saunders-nbc5-anchor-chicago-passes-away-496594461.html

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Longtime Chicago anchor/host/personality Warner Saunders died last night at 83. He spent time at a few stations, but his long run at WMAQ is where he built his legacy, going from program host, to sports, eventually ascending to lead anchor. A Chicago public schoolteacher before his TV career, he retired in 2009.

 

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/warner-saunders-nbc5-anchor-chicago-passes-away-496594461.html

 

Oh no! He lived a full life and was one of the greats in Chicago. RIP.

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