Jul 21, 2007

R.I.P. Pete Wilson (the anchor)

UPDATE 7/23: Title updated to avoid confusion.

I woke up from a brief afternoon nap to find out that local anchor Pete Wilson passed away suddenly.

(07-21) 12:44 PDT -- Pete Wilson, the passionate veteran Bay Area TV news anchor, has died. Wilson, 62, suffered a massive heart attack following hip replacement surgery on Thursday at Stanford Medical Center. Doctors battled to save him on Friday, but he was removed from life support and succumbed at 9:20 p.m. Friday.

A fixture on the local evening news, Wilson spent 12 years anchoring the KRON-TV newscast before joining ABC7 five and a half years ago. He also hosted a popular talk radio show on KGO in the afternoon.
I feel like I grew up watching Pete Wilson read the news each evening. It's always sad when somebody passes away so unexpectedly. My condolences to his family and colleagues.

(Photo credit: ABC7 News)


Tom Harper said...

When I first saw your headline I thought you meant the California ex-governor with the same name. Damn! I remember seeing his newscasts when I lived in the Bay Area. That's too bad. R.I.P.

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fashiongirl said...

I had the same thought Tom did. It's just not going to be the same without him. He seemed like a good guy.

Efren said...

I'm ambivalent about this. While he was certainly a good news anchor, the fact that he was so anti-gay in regards to the whole Bevan Dufty having a baby issue irked me to no end and that he didn't feel a need to apologize annoyed me. I don't want to speak ill of the dead, so I'll keep my mouth shut.