The WJBK newsroom is still dealing with the shock of the news that one of their own died over the weekend.
WJBK Reporter/Anchor Ron Savage died Saturday morning while training with the Milford Fire Department.
Savage suffered a cardiac issue during training exercise with the Milford Fire Department where he volunteered. Savage not only reported the news, he served his community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Milford Fire Department.
On Sunday, Savage was planning to climb the stairs for the Fight For Air Climb at the Renaissance Center tower.
Savage was volunteering to climb the stairs to raise money for the American Lung Association and was a regular in the annual event.
WJBK General Manager, Mike Renda released this statement:
"We are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague Ron Savage. Ron was a shining example of an individual who gave everything he had to his family, community and to Fox2. He was a consummate professional serving as both our weekend anchor and late evening reporter. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time."
"FOX 2 and the community have suffered an immeasurable loss," said News Director Kevin Roseborough. "Ron's ceaseless positive energy and larger than life personality meant so much to so many. He was a skilled reporter and anchor, a trusted colleague, and anyone who knew Ron had an appreciation for his booming voice and laugh. You couldn't help but smile when you were around him."
Here is how the Motown station's covered the Anchor's death: