Northern Michigan: Newsmakers Nov 28, 2008





TV 7&4 is reporting sad news as the station is saying good-bye to their friend, colleague and mentor Dave Walker. You may know Dave had esophageal cancer, and despite a very brave battle, he lost that fight Thursday morning. The station is honoring Dave with a tribute, a sliver of full life where he touched more people than he could have ever have known. Eugene Telma was a Northern Michigan boy, growing up in his home town of Ludington, his ties to this region were strong and life long. He'd later change his name for his broadcasting career. And even those closest to him knew him as we did, Dave Walker. And he could warm up a room, just by walking through the doors. Everyone would yell, 'Dave!' and he would just smile. Dave first discovered his skill as a broadcaster while studying at Michigan State. He graduated with a degree in communication. You didn't have to spend much time with Dave to know that the Spartans and storytelling were two of his life long passions. He was an anchor at TV 7&4, but he was always a radio man first. From stations in Ludington, and even as far off as Los Angeles, California... Saying good-bye to our friend - A tribute to the life of Dave Walker (Fri, 11/28)



Ludington Daily News:

Television anchorman Dave Walker, who grew up as Eugene "Pete" Telma in Ludington, died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Walker, who was born in 1945, graduated from Ludington High School in 1963 and served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. He ended up in northern Michigan doing radio news before starting at TV 7&4 in 1984... Pete Telma/Dave Walker dead at 63 (Fri, 11/28)



Traverse City Record-Eagle:

A longtime local news anchor known to thousands of northern Michigan households as Dave Walker died after a two-year battle with cancer. Eugene E. Telman II, 63, died Thursday surrounded by his wife, family and friends. He was fondly remembered as a mentor and friend through his long career at WPBN/WTOM-TV, the Traverse City-based NBC affiliate... Longtime news anchor dies at 63 (Sat, 11/29)







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