Richard Brown resigns
By Jim Kershner
One of Spokane’s best-known TV journalists is off the air.
Richard Brown, KXLY-4 anchor, resigned on Oct. 26 for personal reasons.
Contacted on Friday, Brown said he just “decided it was time to part ways” with KXLY. His contract did not expire until June. His last day on the air was Oct. 24.
“One of the difficult things about this is you don’t get to say goodbye to the people who have watched over the years,” said Brown.
“I’d like to say to those people, thank you. It’s been an honor.”
Brown arrived at KXLY in 1998 and has been one of the station’s main anchors ever since.
Prior to arriving in Spokane he was an anchor for seven years at KGO in San Francisco. He has also worked at CNN in Atlanta and WCBS in New York. He has won a passel of news awards.
In a posting on the KXLY Web site, news executive producer Melissa Luck said Brown “has the rare gift of presenting both gravitas and humor” and that he will be missed.
What’s in store for Brown? He’s not certain.
“Right now, I’m going out in the yard and finish picking up leaves,” he said.
“I’d love to stay in Spokane. This is home for us now.”
Sunday, November 4, 2007