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Jack Popejoy, longtime radio news anchor, dies at 63

February 6, 2011 |  8:35 pm

Jack Popejoy_KNX_2010 Jack Popejoy, a longtime Los Angeles radio anchor and reporter most recently with KNX-AM (1070), died Saturday of cancer at his home in Sherman Oaks, the station announced. He was 63.

Popejoy was a morning news anchor on KNX since February 2009 and was on the air until late January. He also worked at KFWB-AM (980) from 1986 to 2009.

Born in Austin, Texas, in 1947, Popejoy began his professional broadcasting career after graduating from Amherst College with a degree in astronomy.

He worked at stations in Boston and Philadelphia before starting to work in radio in Southern California during the 1970s. He also was a television news director and anchor in San Francisco before joining KCOP-TV Channel 13 as a reporter and fill-in anchor in 1983.

-- Keith Thursby

 Photo: Jack Popejoy