KGO Anchor Pete Wilson Dies of Heart Attack

Pete Wilson, Peabody award-winning news anchor at KGO-TV San Francisco, died of a heart attack July 20 at Stanford Hospital during surgery to repace his hip.

Wilson had been co-anchor of the 6 p.m. news, having rejoined the station in 2002 after 12 years at KRON-TV San Francisco. He began at KGO in 1983.

"This is a deep loss both, personally and professionally for all of his friends and colleagues at Channel 7 and for me," said KGO President and GM Valari Staab.

Wilson is survived by his wife, Sandra, and a son, Brendan.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.