Chicago TV News Legend Joel Daly Dies At 86

Marge Champion, Actress, Dancer, Model For Snow White, Dies At 101

Dana Baratta, ‘Private Practice’ And ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Writer-Producer, Dies At 59

Bob Shanks, Influential TV Exec, Dies At 88

He helped create Good Morning America and 20/20 and had a role in the early careers of the Smothers Brothers, Barbra Streisand and many others.

Vaughn McClure, ESPN’s Atlanta Falcons Reporter, Dies At 48

Paul Frank, Producer And TV Executive, Dies At 53

Actress Conchata Ferrell Dies At 77

Actress Conchata Ferrell died Oct. 12 at the age of 77 following cardiac arrest. She is probably best known for her role as the housekeeper Berta on the hit CBS comedy Two and a Half Men. She received two supporting actress Emmy nominations for Two and a Half Men, and a nod for her role as Susan Bloom on L.A. Law.

Joe Morgan, MLB Great, ESPN Announcer, Dies

Joe Morgan, the Hall of Fame second baseman and sparkplug of the Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine who went on to spend more than two decades as an ESPN analyst alongside Jon Miller,  died Sunday. He was 77.

Prolific Game Show Host Tom Kennedy Dies

Over the years, he hosted a total of 14 game shows, including Name That Tune, Password Plus, Dr. I.Q. and You Don’t Say! He was 93.

Vince Bagli, longtime WBAL Sportscaster Known As ‘Dean Of Baltimore Sports,’ Dies At 93

Clark Middleton, Actor In ‘The Blacklist,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ Dies At 63

Larry Rosen, ‘Partridge Family’ Producer, Dies At 84

Michael Mueller, Lawo VP Of Sales, Dies At 66

Michael Mueller, vice president of sales at Lawo North America, which designs and manufactures network, control, audio and video technology, died Sept. 26, after what the company said was “a brief, yet severe illness.” The company said he “brought a wealth of experience to his positions as U.S. sales and marketing manager, and later as […]

Mac Davis, Singer, Actor, TV Variety Show Host, Dies At 78

Longtime WSB Atlanta Reporter Don McClellan Dies At 88

Longtime TV Newsman Gene Mater Dies

The former CBS News executive, longtime RTDNF treasurer and trustee and a veteran thought leader at the Freedom Forum and its Newseum, among other positions in a long, storied career, died Sept. 20 at 93. His family attributed his death to COVID-19.

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Dies At 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights. Her death Friday from complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, just over six weeks before Election Day, is likely to set off a heated battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate, and the Republican-led Senate should confirm, her replacement, or if the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of his race against Democrat Joe Biden is known.

‘Avengers,’ James Bond Star Diana Rigg Dies

English actress Diana Rigg starred in The Avengers alongside Patrick McNee’s bowler-hatted John Steed. The pair were an impeccably dressed duo who fought villains and traded quips in a show whose mix of adventure and humor was enduringly influential. Rigg also starred in 1967 James Bond thriller On Her Majesty’s Secret Service as the only woman ever to marry Agent 007. She was 82.

Paul Kagan, Cable TV Pioneer, Dies At 82

Paul Kagan, who built his expertise in the budding cable television business into the longtime media consulting business Kagan and Associates, died Aug. 23 of kidney failure in Carmel, Calif. He founded Paul Kagan Associates in 1969, publishing the first newsletter on the subject, and becoming the first analyst to publish public company valuations based on multiples of cash flow and computations of the private value of public media companies.

Kevin Dobson, ‘Kojak’ And ‘Knots Landing’ Star, Dies At 77

W. Russell Barry, Former Fox, Turner Exec, Dies

W. Russell Barry, a former president of 20th Century Fox Television and chairman of Turner Program Services, died Aug. 26 of pulmonary fibrosis. He oversaw shows like M*A*S*H and Dinah! and brokered the deal to put CNN in airports and hotels. He was 84.

KCBD Forecaster Found Dead After Facebook Post

Marcus Smythe Dies: ‘Search For Tomorrow’, ‘Another World’ Actor Was 70

TV Media Journalist/Historian Morrie Gelman Dies At 90

TV media journalist and historian Morrie Gelman died Aug. 26 in Palm Desert, Calif., of heart failure at age 90 with his family at his side. During his nearly 50-year career, Gelman reported news as a journalist at prestigious big-city newspapers during their heydays, and then transitioned to business magazines as they ascended on the […]

KCBD Weathercaster Kelly Plasker Dies Suddenly

Joe Ruby, Co-Creator Of ‘Scooby-Doo,’ Dies At 87

David S. Cass Sr. Dies: Veteran Stuntman & TV Director Was 78

KKTV Anchor Don Ward Dies At 55

TV Producer Dan Parise Dies At 61

Allan Rich, Character Actor, Dies At 94

Jack Tewksbury, 9-Time Golden Globe Awards Producer, Dies At 94

WaPo’s First TV Critic, Lawrence Laurent, Dies

Lawrence Laurent, who became The Washington Post’s first television critic in 1953 and wrote about entertainment programming, news and industry developments for more than 20 years, died Aug. 1. He was 95. When he launched the beat at the paper, television was an entertainment phenomenon, expanding quickly and in unpredictable ways.

Wanda Lewis, WCPO’s Capt. Windy, Dies At 94

Mary Hartline, Star Of Early Kids TV Show ‘Super Circus,’ Dies At 92

Duane Tatro, Composer For ‘Dynasty,’ ‘Love Boat’ And Other TV Series, Dies At 93

Ash Christian, Emmy-Winning Producer And Actor, Dies At 35

Sumner Redstone, Media Giant, Dies At 97

He embodied the impolite era of the media mogul, a time before streaming, when movie theaters and cable TV were all the rage.

Raymond Allen Dies: ‘Sanford And Son’, ‘Good Times’ Actor Was 91

James ‘Kamala’ Harris Dies: WWE Wrestler Was 70

Richard Fielder, Writer On ‘Gunsmoke,’ ‘The Waltons,’ ‘Marcus Welby,’ Dies At 95