jack legoff e1280240736399 Veteran Detroit TV Anchor Jac LeGoff Dies



Longtime Detroit television news anchor Jac LeGoff has died. The 87-year old had been living in Novi.  The World War Two veteran spent 42 years in television, working at channels Two, Four, and Seven over the years.  

WWJ’s Tim Kiska, author of the book “A Newscast for the Masses” says Legoff may have been the best ever in Detroit. 

“What he was was very calm, very reassuring, very credible  — almost kinda a Walter Cronkite kind of guy,” Kiska said. 

“He got hired by Channel Seven in the early 70s. He was the first big money anchorman. The paid him $100,000 a year…which, at the time, was huge,” he said. 

“Here’s a guy who was number one at two, four and seven, and he was able to make the move to all of these stations. And, I think he was probably the most influential anchor man in Detroit history,” Kiska said. 

He retired in 1990.  The family plans to hold a private service.  Memorial tributes are being sent to Honor Flight Michigan. 

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  1. Merry Sholes says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this, my condolences to his family. I grew up watching Jac, and he was one of my favorite new anchors in the area.

  2. O says:

    I watched Jac when I was a kid him and John Kelly were good during those days on channel 2 and 7 at least we still have Sonny Eliot

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