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.
John Hambrick’s WCIX farewell