Rich Fisher (news anchor)

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Rich Fisher
Born(1949-03-31)March 31, 1949
DiedMarch 24, 2017(2017-03-24) (aged 67)
OccupationNewscasting, Television presenter
Known forTelevision Presenter Radio Broadcaster
TelevisionWATZ (AM) and WATZ-FM 1968-1973

WJRT 1973-1978
WXYZ 1978-1990
WJBK 1990-1997
WKBD & WWJ-TV 2000-2002

WCAR 2011-2012
AwardsAmerican Bar Association National Award - 1986
Emmy for Broadcasting

Richard Fisher (1949–2017), best known as Rich Fisher, was an American television presenter, radio broadcaster, a news anchor and an investigative reporter. He won the National Award from the American Bar Association in 1986, according to WJBK-TV. In 1993, won the Michigan Associated Press Award. He won an Emmy for broadcasting.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Detroit, Michigan, 1949. He died in 2017 of esophageal cancer, one week before his 68th birthday.[2]


He began in radio during 1968 on WATZ (both AM and FM). In 1973 he switched to television on WJRT. In 1978 he switched stations to WXYZ, then in 1990 to WJBK. He took a short sabbatical in 1997 to spend time with his family, then in 2000 began working for WKBD & WWJ-TV (co-broadcasting sister stations). By 2011 he was back to radio, broadcasting for WCAR.


  1. ^ "Longtime news anchor Rich Fisher dead at 67". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  2. ^ 'Longtime Detroit TV Anchor Rich Fisher Dies' Retrieved 29 March 2017.