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Former KYW GM Passes Away

Pat Polillo, who ran KYW Philadelphia from 1980 to 1984, passed away September 2 from brain cancer. He was 75. 

Polillo had several news director jobs before running the show at KPIX San Francisco and KYW. A KYW release says Polillo left a significant mark on the world of TV news, including "the widespread use of minicams in covering live news events, the development of serious investigative reporting teams (I-Teams) at local television stations and the transformation of station editorials to on-site reports that got results." 

He had a varied career outside broadcasting, KYW said, dabbling in newspapers and Army counter-intelligence, and teaching match, music, German and bio.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.