Former CBS Radio News Reporter/Anchor Lou Miliano Dies At 67
January 12, 2015 at 5:09 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former CBS RADIO NEWS reporter/anchor LOU MILIANO, who passed away TODAY (1/12) in hospice care in PINELLAS PARK, FL after a battle with lung cancer. He was 67.
MILIANO, whose career began at KOWL-A/SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA in 1967, was with CBS RADIO NEWS from 1998 through his 2007 retirement after stints at CBS RADIO News WCBS-A/NEW YORK (1989-98) and as European Bureau Chief for RKO RADIO NETWORK (1983-89), where he earlier reported from BUENOS AIRES, ITALY, and NEW YORK. Among the stories MILIANO covered were 9/11, the GULF WAR, the OKLAHOMA CITY bombing, the downing of a PAN AM flight over LOCKERBIE and the crash of TWA flight 800 off LONG ISLAND, and many others, earning two AP awards and the OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB's BEN GRAUER Award.
CBS RADIO NEWS VP HARVEY NAGLER said, “LOU was one of the unique, wonderful individuals in our business. He was an extraordinary broadcaster. His use of sound and ability to transport the listener to the scene of the story set the standard in our industry, one that has been emulated by other broadcasters nationwide. He was expert in incorporating natural sound, vivid descriptions and visual references laced with the voices of those making or affected by news events. More than that, LOU was a joy to be around.”