David Louie to Retire From KGO in San Francisco After 50 Years

By Kevin Eck 

Longtime KGO reporter David Louie is retiring from the ABC owned San Francisco station.

“I got scooped on my own news today,” Louie wrote on Facebook, probably referring to a morning report by media writer Rich Lieberman. “After 50 years and six months, I’ve decided to retire from reporting for ABC7 News. Thanks for letting me share your stories since 1972. What an honor and a privilege.”

Louie celebrated fifty years at the station in May. During his five decades at the station, he’s reported on the kidnapping of Patty Hearst and the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. He was one of the first Asian American TV reporters in the Bay Area—and was one of the first American reporters allowed into China.


The station said it plans to celebrate Louie’s career the week of September 26.