ABC News Radio Correspondent Bob Walker Dies
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Longtime ABC News Radio correspondent Bob Walker has died. He was 77. Walker reported on many extraordinary events in the latter half of the 20th century. He was news director at the ABC TV affiliate in Dallas when President Kennedy was assassinated. He later became a writer for the late Peter Jennings, before becoming a fulltime ABC News Radio anchor.
Among the moments in Walker's career was his live coverage with ABC's Vic Ratner of the space shuttle Challenger disaster. He was an Information Network news anchor from the 1960s until his retirement in the 1990s.
ABC News Radio VP/GM Steve Jones commented, "Bob prized clarity and brevity in his newscasts. Bob's reporting represented his broad interest and sharp insight in events both important and interesting to people. He will be missed. No details on a service currently are available."