Former Channel 12 information anchor Kent Dana passes away aged 80

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Former 12 News and CBS 5 information anchor Kent Dana has handed away on the age of 80 following factors from a hip surgical course of, his son talked about.

The devastating information was confirmed by the journalist’s son and reporter Joe Dana on Tuesday, April nineteenth.

We are Kent’s occupation amid the announcement of his passing.

Kent Dana, 12 News on YouTube (*80*)

Kent Dana has handed away

Renowned Phoenix information anchor Kent Dana handed away on April nineteenth after rising an an an an infection following a hip surgical course of in January, constant together with his son and 12 News reporter Joe Dana. Kent was 80 years outdated.

His son Joe talked about: “I just think his story is a fascinating Arizona story. I think he always felt like local TV news was a very unique way to connect the community, to bring people together. It was more meaningful for him because it was his home.”

Kent was a widely known face of native tv information and a staple journalism title for everybody who grew up in Arizona.

His father, Joe, was furthermore a journalist who labored as a radio and TV presenter between the Nineteen Thirties and the Nineteen Fifties.

Kent Dana’s occupation

Kent Dana’s curiosity all through the journalism subject was sparked on account of his father Joe Dana. Joe grew recognition all through the native home with the weekly present Arizona Caravan which aired on Channel 5.

Kent began his journalism occupation on the tv station KSAZ primarily based completely in Phoenix, Arizona, which is now generally known as Fox 10.

He labored on the Valley station KPNX (12 News) for 25 years and have develop to be the face of night information on the channel. He then moved to a definite Valley establishment generally known as CBS 5 in 2005. Kent served as a information anchor on the station for six years prior to retiring in 2011.

He is survived by his companion Janet, their six kids and 13 grandchildren. 

Kent Dana, 12 News on YouTube (*80*)

Tributes paid to information anchor

Fellow journalists and viewers have paid emotional tributes to Kent Dana on Twitter and shared their fond reminiscences of the journalist.

“Generations of Phoenicians have been touched by local broadcast legend Kent Dana. Our hearts are with the Dana family. We cherish the fond memories over the years, and celebrate his legacy,” Phoenix mayor Kate Gallego wrote.

“Thinking about Kent and his son @JoeDanaReports. Kent was so kind to me when I was just starting in TV 20 years ago. He was AZ through & through. May his memory be a blessing to the entire Dana family,” Brahm Resnik talked about.

“Our hearts are broken tonight with the news that longtime 12news anchor Kent Dana has passed away. Sending love and strength to his family,” 12 News anchor Mark Curtis wrote in his tribute.

“Kent Dana is an institution for those of us who grew up watching him. Thinking of his family, friends and former colleagues tonight,” Courtney Holmes talked about.

RIP, Kent Dana. Our ideas and prayers are collectively collectively together with his household and mates all by means of this time.

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