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2 hours ago, ChesapeakeTV said:

A Chattanooga icon is dead this morning... Former WRCB anchor Bill Markham has passed away at the age of 76, shortly after revealing he was battling ALS.

 

More from the station: https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/40307237/remembering-bill-markham-19422019

 

Thoughts, prayers and condolences goes out to Bill's family and to his extended family at WRCB 3 Eyewitness News. RIP, William Markham and Godspeed.

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2 hours ago, CLETVFan said:

 

Adair nearly made the jump to market #3 in 1967. Management at Chicago's WBKB (a year away from becoming WLS) attempted to lure the pair of Doug Adair and Joel Daly. Daly took the bait, developing a 50-year bond with ABC, while Adair stayed put, and became a legend in Ohio.

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2 hours ago, CLETVFan said:

He was at the helm of the team at WCMH when for pretty much the only time ever they were the clear #1 station.

 

I did not know he had Alzheimer's later in life. That is tough, but at least he is no longer suffering.

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8 hours ago, CLETVFan said:

R.I.P. Doug Adair he & Mona took NewsWatch 4 to #1...Got to meet him, and he was a genuinely nice man..

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Hasn't been mentioned here yet...

 

Dick Ellis, a longtime Austin journalist mainly working at KTBC FOX 7 Austin and KVUE 24 Austin and most recently, news director at 99.3 KOKE Austin, has passed away at 69 after complications related to colon cancer.

 

http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/longtime-austin-journalist-passes-away-at-69

 

https://www.statesman.com/news/20190522/longtime-austin-broadcast-journalist-tv-anchor-dick-ellis-dies-at-69

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Auburn Tigers Football will never be the same for this coming college football season. Rod Bramblett the voice of the Auburn Tigers along with his wife, Paula passed away yesterday after sustaining injuries

in a vehicle accident. Rod was 53 years old, and his wife, Paula was 52. Prayers and condolences goes out the The Bramblett Family, Auburn Tigers, and The Auburn IMG (Leerfield/IMG) Sports Network.

 

https://auburntigers.com/news/2019/5/26/general-voice-of-auburn-tigers-rod-bramblett-and-wife-paula-pass-away.aspx

 

As a longtime Texas Longhorn fan, and of college football, one of my all time favorite calls was "Miracle at Jordan-Hare Part I & II" and it was two unforgettable calls from Rod Bramblett I would never forget.

RIP, Rod and Godspeed... War Eagle, Everybody! (That ones for you, Rod).

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, JacobC said:

This is so shocked to hear that sad news I watched Todd every weekend mornings on Channel 10 and most recently his 10 Taxi got him famous. So sad for everyone at my ABC station in Miami, saying all our prayers🙏

There are no words. RIP. 

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3 minutes ago, Breaking News said:

Fred was the longtime host of The Morning Exchange, which ABC used their format to launch Good Morning America.

 

After the show was downsized to an hour and cancelled outright in 1999, Fred spent another 12 years at WKYC, having a 15 minute show during the noon hour, and later his own show, eventually becoming a part of their pay-for-play show Good Company until retiring in 2012.

 

In recent years, Fred has fallen on hard times after some health issues, even necessitating a GoFundMe effort to pay for nursing home care, after the government denied benefits he should have received from a stint he served in the military before going into TV.

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Former WTSP sports anchor/reporter Jerry Johnson has passed away. Johnson was a fixture at the station from 1982-2001.  He also was an author. He is remembered for his enthusiastic delivery. 

 

https://www.wtsp.com/article/entertainment/television/former-10news-sports-anchor-jerry-johnson-dies/67-02a63d90-2e29-4916-acd4-ec80ab31c446

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2 hours ago, TheRob said:

Scott reports that former Headline News anchor Bob Losure has died. I haven't seen it anywhere else.

 

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/7/23/headline-news-anchor-has-died

Found on a Tulsa funeral home page...RIP.

 

https://www.floralhaven.com/obits/robert-curtis-losure/

 

From his days over at KOTV: https://www.newson6.com/clip/6849273/from-the-kotv-vault-remembering-bob-losure

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44 minutes ago, TheOneManHerd said:

FTVLive is saying that a news anchor was killed in a plane crash near New Orleans Lakefront airport. Scott is doing the responsible thing and not reporting the name until the official word is released.

 

Here's the story:

 

(via NOLA.com) https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/article_681fe7da-c069-11e9-b21e-0bf250e57d83.html

(via WDSU) https://www.wdsu.com/article/2-dead-after-plane-crashes-in-new-orleans-east-near-lakefront-airport/28723557

 

Again, it doesn't mention whose the news anchor that was killed, more likely until authorities name the victims. However, it does speculate who's the anchor that was killed, specifically if it came from New Orleans.

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33 minutes ago, TheRolyPoly said:

 

Here's the story:

 

(via NOLA.com) https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/article_681fe7da-c069-11e9-b21e-0bf250e57d83.html

(via WDSU) https://www.wdsu.com/article/2-dead-after-plane-crashes-in-new-orleans-east-near-lakefront-airport/28723557

 

Again, it doesn't mention whose the news anchor that was killed, more likely until authorities name the victims. However, it does speculate who's the anchor that was killed, specifically if it came from New Orleans.

 

OMG. It was Nancy Parker! I can't believe this. The beloved NOLA anchor, mostly working with John Snell at WVUE, has passed away while working on a story and killed on that plane crash alongside the pilot.

 

https://www.nola.com/news/crime_police/article_0ba0211a-c072-11e9-b7c0-e3b66461b380.html?1566000519408

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