Former KBJR anchor, Dick Wallack, dead at 82

By KBJR News 1

November 14, 2013 Updated Nov 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Former KBJR anchor and producer Dick Wallack has died at 82 years old.

Wallack had a long history in Twin Ports broadcasting. He was a radio news reporter for many years before signing on in 1966 as the news anchor for the newly created WDIO-TV.

Wallack anchored the nightly news for five years on the ABC affiliate before moving to the anchor desk at KBJR where he worked with weather man Jack McKenna.

In later years, Wallack produced the number one rated Live at Five news with anchor Barbara Reyelts.

Wallack's wife, Sharon, has worked as the receptionist at the Northland's News Center since December, 1969.

We, at the station, offer Sharon our condolences.