Gary Waddell Bio, Wiki
Gary Waddell, was a news anchor at KLAS-TV who reported to have passed away on Thursday, September 2nd at the age of 77. Waddell, who spent the majority of his career as the principal anchor on KLAS-TV, Channel 8’s evening newscasts, died at the Siena Campus of St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas.
Gary Waddell Age
Born in 1944, Waddell was 77 years old at the time of his death on 2nd September 2021.
Gary Waddell Family
Gary was a very private person when it came to his personal details. Thus he never disclosed any details on his family. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.
Gary Waddell Wife
Despite being divorced, Waddell was friendly with his ex-wife Chrisse Waddell. “Despite the fact that we were officially divorced, we remained family for all these years,” Chrisse stated. My family has been his for a long time. We are all grieving, as are Gary’s numerous friends and others who have long loved his work.” During this trying period, she desired privacy.
Gary Waddell Career
According to his LinkedIn, Waddell first arrived in Las Vegas in 1971 as a television reporter and noon weather anchor on KORK TV before going to KLAS, Channel 8. In August of 2012, he announced his retirement.
Tom Vannozzi, a longtime friend of Waddell’s, remarked, “He was the longest-serving newscaster in Las Vegas history.” Our emotions are heavy today because we have lost a cherished family member. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and many friends who are grieving with us.”
Gary Waddell Paula Francis
He co-anchored the evening news at KLAS-TV with Paula Francis for 32 years before retiring in 2012. Waddell told some amusing stories about Paula, whom he referred to as his “work wife” for nearly two decades.
Gary Waddell Tributes
“We’re sorry to learn of the passing of veteran @8NewsNow anchor Gary Waddell, an icon who kept the public informed & was associated with many good causes that made the community a better place for all of us,” the Clark County Nevada stated in a tribute. When he retired in 2012, the County Commission honored him. #RIP”
— 8 News Now (@8NewsNow) September 3, 2021
“Gary Waddell was a great man and it was a privilege to work with him during my early years at Channel 8 News. So many of you have watched him on your TV screens for years and he will be greatly missed. May he Rest In Peace,” wrote News Personality, Michelle Mortensen.
Gary Waddell Net Worth
He had an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.