Longtime Michigan newsman and Detroit TV anchor Rich Fisher has passed away.
Fisher died March 24 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 67.
Fisher spent 7 years at WJBK-TV (Detroit) before resigning in 1997. He later anchored a late-news broadcast at WWJ-TV (Detroit) up until 2002.
Prior to WJBK, Fisher spent 12 years as an anchor and reporter for WXYZ-TV (Detroit). His resume also included 5 years at WJRT-TV (Flint). He began is career in 1968 at WATZ-AM/FM in Alpena.
Among Fisher’s awards was the 1993 Michigan Associated Press Award for individual reporting for Toxic Threat, an investigative report on chemical pollution and a 1986 national award from the American Bar Association for his series on Michigan’s jury system.
Visitation is set for 3-8 p.m. Wednesday (3/29) at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks in Clawson. A memorial service is 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.