Pete Wilson (broadcaster)

Pete Wilson (Broadcaster)

Pete Wilson (broadcaster)

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Peter James "Pete" Wilson (April 5, 1945 – July 20, 2007) was an American broadcaster born in Wisconsin. For more than 20 years prior to his death, he worked in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was not related to the former California governor of the same name.

Personal life

Wilson was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a Vietnam veteran.

Broadcasting career

Wilson's first broadcasting stint was at WTMJ in Wisconsin, followed by stint as news anchor at KTXL in 1979 and later at his first stint at KGO-TV in 1983 before moving to KRON-TV in 1990. In October 2001, he became one of the first high-profile employees to leave KRON after it was announced that the station would be losing its affiliation with the NBC television network.

Wilson hosted a talk radio show on the number-one rated 50,000-watt KGO weekdays 2–4 p.m. up until his death in 2007. He was the winner of five Emmy Awards and a Peabody. Wilson also co-anchored the 6 p.m weekday editions of KGO-TV's ABC 7 News.

Political stances

In the San Francisco Bay Area, Wilson was considered a moderate Democrat to moderate conservative, while others have referred to him as a common-sense liberal. He was not known to immediately endorse the fad or "politically correct" thinking of the day. Contemporaries...
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