Saturday, March 12, 2016

One of the Bay Area's Elite News Anchors, Evan White; Stints at KRON and KGO



Evan White: Not often recognized as one of the Bay Area great news anchors of the 70's and 80's; broadcasting at KRON and KGO.

About as calm and steady as they come; the complete newsman with the crisp delivery and proper tone.

Evan White is still living in the Bay Area and enjoying retirement.

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for the memories, Rich. I Youtubed 'Evan White KGO KRON' - It was fun tripping down memory lane until I got to:
    'KRON NewsCenter 4 Update - 1/24/86 - Part 1 of 3'
    And there was Radnich doing a live spot from the Super Bowl in
    New Orleans.

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  2. Evan is a professional and a class act... He has earned an enjoyable retirement and I wish him well...

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  3. Evan White was a consummate professional during the Loma Prieta Earthquake, delivering the news with nerves of steel. I was relaxed and able to take a dump that day, knowing Evan had everything under control.

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    1. I'm glad everything came out ok

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    2. You and Evan are to be commended. I didn't have nerves of steel during the quake, I wasn't relaxed, and I took a dump in my pants.

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  4. He was not only a consummate professional, but the nicest and most genuine and caring person you'll ever meet. I feel privileged to have worked with him.

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  5. Evan impacted my life greatly with his series "Old Age, Do Not go Gentle". I've been searching for video for years so that I could share it with friends and family; I've never been able to find that video, but the Pachelbel Canon in D reminds me of the Peabody Award winning documentary work every time I hear it. Thanks, Evan!

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    1. Betti, the KRONvicts page on FB might be able to help you out.

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    2. Patti553@gmail.comMarch 13, 2016 at 1:06 AM

      You nailed it Betti, down to Pachelbel, I love Evan, got to see and know him on a daily when he came to KRON, a lovely man with a beautiful soul .

      Pat Law now living on Maui

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  6. He made me a better writer in the short time I worked with him. Tough on writers, but the result was always better than what you started with.

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  7. White actually started his Bay career in the field for KPIX in the 1960s. But clearly his most glorious years were at KRON before the Chron stiffed NBC and sold to Young, which was gobbled up by Media General. When KRON ruined itself, White smelled a rat, probably more than one rat, and left.

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  8. Evan resembled post Brady Bunch Robert Reed.

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  9. I worked with him at Channel 7 in the 70's, Kron/NBC in the 80's and BayTV in the 90's... one of the best and most genuine...

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  10. Evan and I made a citizen's arrest of a drunk driver in Marin County one evening many years ago as I was giving Evan a lift a home. I wonder if he remembers that?

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  11. A class act. His "Live at Five" was a groundbreaking newscast in the early 80's. I loved watching it as a J-school grad student at Cal, and then getting a chance to working on it with Evan. The format was new, fast-paced, and fun. Too bad it didn't catch on.

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  12. Evan White use to live next door to my aunt's house on Vallejo St in San Francisco. I was probably about 7 or 8 years of age, male, Chinese. Evan was a real nice guy, real friendly. Every time I saw him he would say hi to me and talk to me for a little bit too.

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