Wear Purple for the Weather Guy

WKBN (Youngstown) wants viewers to wear purple on July 21st in support of their longtime Weather Anchor Don Guthrie.

The station says that the “Wear Purple for Don Day” is to honor Guthrie’s 44th year of being a broadcaster for WKBN and show support for him in his battle against pancreatic cancer.

WKBN is asking the community to wear purple, the official color of pancreatic cancer awareness, in support of Guthrie. Guthrie’s children have crafted the special purple ribbon with the letters “DG” seen in the photo above.

“Don is our longest-tenured employee and an iconic figure in Youngstown broadcasting, but more than that, he is just a great guy,” said WKBN President and GM Dave Coy. “It’s very touching to know that he has such a connection with so many local viewers. What a fitting tribute and a great way for us all to show our support for Don.”

Monday, during WKBN 27 First News at 6PM, there will be a special update on Guthrie’s fight, and the First News team will break down the impact pancreatic cancer has on our Valley.

“The outpouring of support for Don has been heartwarming,” said WKBN 27 News Director Mitch Davis. “Viewers have sent hundreds of get-well cards, emails and care packages.  That shows how many people Don and his forecasts have touched.”