Former WTVJ Anchor John Hambrick Has Died

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Former WTVJ anchor John Hambrick has died. Last month we mentioned Hambrick,73, announced he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer earlier this year.

John Hambrick anchored at WEWS, KABC, KRON, and WNBC before coming to WTVJ in 1985. The station hired him as the main news anchor after Ralph Renick had retired that same year. He would spend four years leading the 6pm and 11pm newscasts on the then Channel 4 before moving to rival WCIX (now WFOR) at the start of 1990. There Hambrick anchored the main newscasts alongside Barbara Sloan before leaving in 1993.

Most recently Hambrick had roles in several movies. He starred in the pilot episode of NBC hit series Friday Night Lights.

John Hambrick is survived by his wife Barbara and three children Jack, Meredith, and Mignon.

WEWS has a lengthy story about Hambrick’s passing on their site along with video embedded below

John Hambrick’s WCIX farewell

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  1. John set the standard for local journalism at several stations all over the country, bringing his special talents and drive for excellence to all of them. He spent a while at WCIX too and touched everyone he worked with there, like he did throughout his career. RIP and Happy Trails.

  2. That’s now Two former TVJ gone this year. First, Joel Connable and now John Hambrick. BTW, I think I remember his son Jack from watching WFOR in the mid to late 1990s.

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