To this day, Van Amburg, remains the highest-paid (at just over a million dollars) and most elusive Bay Area TV anchor ever.
Amburg, the iconic KGO-TV "News Scene" lead anchor, is very much alive and well, according to friends and sources. He resides in El Cerrito.
He lives a quiet and simple life. And he doesn't do interviews.
In addition to all the money and prestige, Amburg had quite a lot of clout at KGO; maybe too much clout for some of the ABC managers. When "Fred" Van Amburg left Channel 7 in the late 1980's it was sudden and swift.