Former TV Anchorman George Putnam Dies

Los Angeles broadcaster and television anchorman George Putnam has died at the age of 94.

George Putnam, who anchored top-rated television news shows in Los Angeles for a quarter-century, has died. He was 94.

Putnam died Friday at a Chino hospital, according to CRN Digital Radio, where he hosted the “Talk Back” show until his death.

Putnam began his broadcasting career in radio but switched to TV. From the 1950s until 1975 he anchored the news on KTTV, KCOP, KTLA and KHJ, which is now KCAL.

He later went back to radio and wrote a weekly Web column for Newsmax.com

Putnam was known for his conservative views, but in recent years he opposed the Iraq war.

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