Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Community mourns loss of TV Giant Hal Fishman

LA Press Club
Mourns the Loss
of Hal Fishman
KTLA-TV Anchorman

KTLA-TV Anchorman
Hal Fishman
holds his last
Golden Mike Trophy this
year for "Best One Hour Newscast"
at the RTNA Awards in Universal City, CA.
(Photo by George McQuade)

Los Angeles, CA. Journalism lost one of its broadcasting titans this week with the death of the award-winning KTLA-TV Channel 5 news anchor, Hal Fishman. He was 75 years old. A part of our collective news consciousness for over four decades, he will be missed by both peers who knew him and viewers that saw his work. Below is a statement by the Los Angeles Press Club:

“The Board of the Los Angeles Press Club, like so many others, is deeply saddened by the death of KTLA anchorman, Hal Fishman. Hal told the city’s story as it reinvented itself time and again. His knowledge and audience rapport were nearly unprecedented and he will be sorely missed by all. We will dedicate our 50th Southern California Journalism Awards show to Hal Fishman—set to take place in June of next year. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, colleagues and the rest of Los Angeles, which has lost perhaps its best interpreter.”

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