Friday, February 13, 2015

Stan The Man Is Dead

This morning legendary KTLA-TV reporter Stan Chambers (above right) died of old age surrounded by his family: he was 91. Chambers started his reporting run through television and Southern California mayhem history with live coverage of the rescue of little Kathy Fiscus in 1949. From there on he reported on just about every major Southern California manifestation of mayhem which occurred up through the mid-2000's. I remember him most vividly for his reportage of myriad quakes and fires throughout the 1990's and into the 2000's. I missed him after his retirement and will continue to miss him following his passage into eternity. The image courtesy of KTLA-TV via Eric Spillman (all rights reserved) and shows Spillman and Chambers in the KTLA newsroom reporting live on the Northridge Earthquake the evening following.

1 comment:

  1. I had the opportunity to meet Stan one day while interviewing at KTLA. I was most impressed that his persona on screen was also how he conducted himself in real life. Kind, intelligent, caring, the consummate professional. I am saddened to hear of his passing. Broadcast journalism has truly lost a shining star from their ranks, but somewhere out there he joins the broadcast team of those greats who have proceeded him. I will look forward to the news stories they cover when I pass over to the other side.