Ron Beasley, former WTVJ reporter and long-time South Florida journalist, passed away on October 4th according to Miami’s Community Newspapers.
Beasley, a veteran journalist from print and television, started his career as a copy boy at the Miami Herald in 1964, he would go on to join WTVJ as the station’s government reporter in 1967, the year he graded from the University of Miami, and would go on to work with the late Ralph Renick. Most recently, Beasely was the automotive editor and reviewer for Miami’s Community Newspapers writing the popular Let’s Talk Cars car review column for 12 years. Beasley is also the founding president of the Southern Automotive Media Association SAMA.
He also worked at WPLG, WSB-TV in Atlanta, KGO in San Francisco, and Telepictures in Los Angeles.
In celebration of his life, there will be a gathering at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club on Sunday, October 11 at 4pm. The address is 2990 South Bayshore Dr, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 Tel: 305-444-4571. Or if you have any questions you can call Grant Miller at 305-323-8206