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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