Retired Salt Lake Anchor to Talk About Cancer Battle


FTVLive has said it many times before, no anchor ever gets cancer outside a rating book. They for sure never talk about it outside the book.

Just about every ratings period we can recall, some anchor has done a sweeps piece about their battle with cancer.

It looks like that rule relates to retired anchors as well.

The Salt Lake Tribune writes that retired KSL anchorman Dick Nourse will give local viewers an update on his latest battle with cancer on Thursday — on KUTV's 10 p.m. newscast.

In 2007, Nourse retired after 43 years as Channel 5's lead anchorman. During that time, he overcame both non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (in 1980) and prostate cancer (in 1996). He was diagnosed with throat cancer in mid-December 2012.

"It's a very touching story," said KUTV general manager Kent Crawford. "We think viewers will be drawn to it."

According to Channel 2 anchorman Mark Koelbel, who is reporting the story, Nourse called him. The two are longtime friends, and this past November, Koelbel reported on Nourse's 16-year-old son, Dayne, who is battling Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease.

Read the rest from the Salt Lake Tribune