John Hambrick Biography
John James Hambrick was an American broadcast journalist, reporter, actor, voice-over announcer, and TV documentary producer. He’s also former Chairman and anchor at KFDX-TV at Wichita Falls, KHOU-TV at Houston and WCPO-TV at Cincinnati. He functioned as the primary anchor news in Cleveland, WEWS that was very major shot. In addition, he published the country-western record, Windmill at a Jet Filled Sky that wasn’t so much profoundly achievement. He died in the hospital in age 73 because of terminal lung cancer.
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John Hambrick Family
Researching his life he was a happily married guy. He’s tied with his very supportive spouse. His wife was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and also that she needed to shave her hair to experience the treatment. To be able to confirm her, then he shaved his own hair. This episode totally demonstrates how much he adored his wife and become a really supportive husband. They have been parents of 3 kids. He also didn’t disclose some info about his two kids. She was together with him.
John Hambrick Career
He began his television career in 1963 at KRBC-TV in Abilene, Texas; this was followed by stints as a reporter and anchor at KFDX-TV in Wichita Falls and KHOU-TV in Houston over the next two years. In 1966 he took an anchoring job at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati and, after less than two years there he was recruited by its sister station in Cleveland, WEWS, to become its main news anchor. With much fanfare on December 25, 1967, 27-year-old Hambrick made his Cleveland television debut on WEWS as the anchor of the 7:00 and 11:00 P.M. newscasts, which included commentaries by Dorothy Fuldheim. A full promotional advertisement was printed in both The Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press newspapers.
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In 1970, Dave Patterson joined Hambrick as co-anchor, with Fuldheim continuing as commentator; they would help station’s news broadcast maintain the position as Cleveland’s top television news program in the local Nielsen ratings, to where it had risen during Hambrick’s tenure. Hambrick then departed for KABC-TV in Los Angeles in September 1975, and Ted Henry joined Patterson as co-anchor. After two years as news director and 5:00 and 11:00 P.M. co-anchor on KABC-TV, Hambrick moved on to anchor for three years at KRON-TV in San Francisco. In January 1980 he joined WNBC-TV in New York City as first a reporter and weekend anchor, then weeknight co-anchor alongside Chuck Scarborough for the next five years. In spring 1985, WNBC-TV chose not to renew Hambrick’s contract. He then was recruite.
John Hambrick Net Worth
Wondering how rich was the American broadcast journalist, reporter, actor, voice-over announcer, and TV documentary producer, well, according to our research, he had an estimated net worth of $1 Million – $10 Million (Approx.
John Hambrick News
Former S. Fla. TV Anchor John Hambrick Dies Of Cancer
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Former South Florida news anchor John Hambrick has passed away. Hambrick died Tuesday under hospice care in Texas of cancer. He was 73. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2012, and it metastasized to his brain.Hambrick had a 30-year-career in TV news that took him from Texas to Ohio to California to New York and finally to South Florida.In Miami, Hambrick worked at both WTVJ and WCIX.He was on the anchor desk at WTVJ for 4 years, from 1985 to 1989.He eventually moved to WCIX-Channel 6, (now WFOR-CBS4). He left WCIX in 1993. Hambrick received many professional awards over the years, including an Emmy in 1984 for co-anchoring the best newscast in New York.
“John was a legend in this community,” said Liz Roldan, news director at CBS4.“He set a standard that all of us in the local television industry strive to meet, simply because it makes us all better at what we do. John was larger than life — not surprising because he was a fellow Texan — but also due to his authoritative delivery and his commanding presence.”Hambrick grew up in Texas and Louisiana. At a young age, he loved acting. He studied theater in high school and at the University of Texas. He dropped out of high school and went to Hollywood to become a star. Among roles he landed were small parts in General Electric Theater and Playhouse 90.
He also loved music, specifically country music and also loved to write it. In 1972, his wrote and recorded a rock/country-western album called Windmill in a Jet Filled Sky. It received positive reviews but wasn’t a big seller. After Hambrick retired from TV, he appeared in an episode of NBC’s Friday Night Lights in 2006; he recently co-wrote a screenplay about John Hunt Morgan, the Confederate general who invaded Ohio 150 years. Hambrick is survived by his wife Barbara, his high school sweetheart, and three children, Jack, Meredith and Mignon. Graveside services in Texas are planned.