Veteran Newsman, Radio Host Steve Porter Dies
September 30, 2013 at 7:52 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former NBC NEWS WHITE HOUSE Correspondent, WCBS-A/NEW YORK and KYW-A/PHILADELPHIA news anchor, and NEXTMEDIA Talk WRNN/MYRTLE BEACH morning talk host STEVE PORTER, who died FRIDAY in MYRTLE BEACH at 73, according to the MYRTLE BEACH SUN NEWS. PORTER had been recovering from heart surgery performed last MONDAY (9/23).
PORTER's career started at WFLA-TV-A/TAMPA while attending ST. PETERSBURG JUNIOR COLLEGE, then worked at WGBS-A and WINZ-A/MIAMI while attending the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI. In 1964, he joined KONO-TV/SAN ANTONIO as an anchor, then moved to KYW for the station's flip to all-News in 1965 (and also reporting for KYW-TV) and then to WCBS as part of the launch of that station's all-News format in 1967. He anchored news for NBC RADIO NETWORK and became WHITE HOUSE Correspondent in 1983-93. After a brief stint with AP, PORTER joined WRNN in 1995 and served as morning host until SEPTEMBER 2011, when he was replaced by TARA SERVATIUS and moved into a commentator role. He also reported for CBS affiliate WBTW-TV (NEWS 13) and ABC affiliate WPDE-TV (NEWSCHANNEL 15)/FLORENCE-MYRTLE BEACH.
Friends of the family will be received at MCMILLAN-SMALL FUNERAL HOME in MYRTLE BEACH on TUESDAY 5-7p (ET), with a memorial service on WEDNESDAY at FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH in MYRTLE BEACH at 2p. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in PORTER's memory to the LONG BAY SYMPHONY, Parkway Center, 950-48th Ave. North, Suite 202, MYRTLE BEACH, SC 29577.