Gary Park was one of the most powerful, talented, feared, misunderstood and eccentric TV News personalities in the Bay Area.
He anchored news, sports, culture and he loved good restaurants and fine wine.
When I was a kid in the 70's growing up, I distinctly remember seeing Park, always alone, in Oakland Chinatown a stone's throw from KTVU's old 1 Jack London Square studios.
He didn't like to mix it up, talk much, but he was always courteous and nice and exchanged hello's.
Few people really knew Gary Park that well which was just as well because he didn't like to socialize a lot. Just do his show, (and he always wrote his own script and was a helluva writer), get in and out and leave. He was married and had a daughter and lived in the Oakland hills.
Many people remember Gary Park for his work on Channel 2 with the SF Giants. He died in May of 2009 due to complications from cancer.
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