Bay Area Radio, TV Icon Dave McElhatton Dies
August 23, 2010 at 3:10 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former CBS RADIO News KCBS-A/SAN FRANCISCO personality and News Director and CBS affiliate KPIX (TV) anchor DAVE MCELHATTON, who died TODAY (8/23) at 82 after suffering a recent stroke in RANCHO MIRAGE, CA.
MCELHATTON joined KCBS-A after graduating SAN FRANCISCO STATE COLLEGE in 1951, hosting various shows, including mornings, and serving as News Director over the course of 25 years, including the station's flip to all-News in 1968. While at KCBS, he also hosted "TV BINGO" on then-independent KTVU (TV). In 1977, he moved to then-WESTINGHOUSE-owned CBS affiliate KPIX (TV), where he anchored the news until his 2000 retirement.