Radio & News Vet Jim Harriott Dies
May 16, 2007 at 1:30 PM (PT)
JIM HARRIOTT, a former KING-TV/SEATTLE news anchor who also did both radio and TV for VOICE OF AMERICA until 2004, died last weekend of complications due to a previous stroke. He was 71.
HARRIOTT did news and evenings on WMCA/NEW YORK before moving to ABC for network news in 1963. He worked at WNBC/NEW YORK from 1968-71, then moved to KOMO-TV/SEATTLE in the early 1970s. HARRIOTT -- who played a SEATTLE TV anchorman in the 1983 film "War Games" -- also filled in for PAUL HARVEY in the early '80s and for the past several years did radio spots and podcasts for the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (AARP).