The heyday of the vocation of Kent Dana, the longtime Phoenix Tv news anchor who died Tuesday, April 19, took spot when neighborhood information anchors were celebs.

Dana, 80, labored at three Valley stations and is remembered as a person of the most influential Television set journalists in Phoenix background. How massive a star was he?

Just one time a supporter questioned him for an autograph. Owning no paper, he requested Dana to indicator the back again of … a pizza.

“He laughed,” Joe Dana, Kent’s son and a Television reporter for 12 News, said. “He considered it was so amusing. For my father it was just amusing that people today noticed him in that light-weight. He did not have an moi.”

He did have a adhering to, having said that, as evidenced by the outpouring on social media right after news of his demise unfold Tuesday night time.