WHO/Des Moines News Anchor Dick Layman Dies
August 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL News-Talk WHO-A/DES MOINES morning news anchor DICK LAYMAN died TODAY (8/23) at 59. LAYMAN, who also co-anchored the SATURDAY MORNING LIVE weekly show with CHERYL PANNIER, died after working his final newscast this morning.
LAYMAN had been with WHO since 1998; previously, he worked, among other places, at WSM-A/NASHVILLE, KSO-A/DES MOINES, and KFNF-A/SHENANDOAH, IA.
News Dire. JIM BOYD wrote in a post on the WHO website, "There is a hole right now in the WHO Radio Family ... a hole that won't close easily and there is a chair in our newsroom that will be very, very difficult to fill. That's what happens when you have a man the caliber of DICK LAYMAN on your team. Our prayers go out to his wife, JANET, and daughter MEREDITH."