Monday, July 3, 2017

Evan White The Closest Thing To Van Amburg


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EVAN WHITE was the closest thing to the real deal, Van Amburg. Beyond hard work, tenacity as both anchor and reporter, White became a major player on the Bay Area news personality scene for both KGO and KRON in its NBC affiliation days.

White had universal respect in the newsroom and the news business. He was charming, graceful, a pro's pro all the way. Like Van Amburg, extremely private too. Last I checked, Evan is alive and living retirement life in San Francisco and watching from a distance. He doesn't do interviews and preferring to remain reclusive. I could only wonder what he thinks about today's business.


10 comments:

  1. You write about tv news anchordom as if it were brain surgery. It isn't. This is akin to the current adoration of celebrity chefs. Neither occupation changes the world.

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    1. If you say that, you should just go back to Fox News.

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    2. I was thinking more along the lines of the lefts infatuation with MSLSD and HuffnPo and their "journalists".

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  2. I'd almost forgotten about Evan at KGO. And lest we forget the short-lived Bay TV...

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  3. White at KGO is light years from the Bay TV fiasco.

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  4. "Anchordom" may not be brain surgery. But people often admire and compliment those that are highly competent in their craft. That would be Evan. A great anchor, an exceptional investigative journalist, as well as a nice guy. No, not all anchors and reporters are the same.

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  5. Evan White is my all time favorite. He was a great reporter and excellent anchor. It might not be rocket science but look at what we have now.

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  6. White was also at PIX before that. Note that he left KGO for KRON while Amburg was still there. Must have been a take-the-money-and-run move.

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  7. How old is Evan White? I use to watch his news on Bay TV at 7PM weeknights and he had a lot of gray hair with a white beard 20 years ago.

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  8. It's important that we reflect on the past, Believe It or Not kids there was a time where we received our news via local.
    Kind of like playing outside, it's a thing from the past.

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