Leading Sky News anchor Bob Friend dies at age 70
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Bob joined Sky News back in 1989 from the British Broadcasting Corporation, where he had been based for over 20 years and was a major face on the channel. He anchored their primetime evening news slots at 7 and 10pm, in partnership with his co-anchor Anna Botting.
He retired from Sky News through ill health, his last broadcast being in 2003. Bob's death from a malignant brain tumour was announced this morning on Sky News' website.
Leading the tributes, Rupert Murdoch, president of News Corporation and British Sky Broadcasting, owners of Sky News, said Bob was:
- Anna Botting. "Sky News loses its best friend" — , 9 October 2008
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