Former Phoenix Anchor is Dead

Former KPHO Anchor Sandy Gibbons has died.

Gibbons was a familiar face during the jack-of-all-trades era in local television, taking on a variety of roles. He appeared on Phoenix airwaves for more than 20 years, starting with Channel 5 (KPHO) in 1961, eventually serving as the station’s main anchor.

He perhaps was best known for hosting “Dialing for Dollars,” an afternoon game show in which he gave cash to viewers. He also hosted wrestling matches on the station.

In February 1966 Gibbons made news himself, walking off the set three minutes into a newscast as members of the station’s union went on strike.

He was 85 years old.

H/T Arizona Republic