Former Anchor Jon Esther Dies at 72

By Andrew Gauthier 


A memorial service will be held Tuesday at Owensboro, Kentucky, for Jon Esther, a former WCPO-TV news anchor, Esther, 72, died Saturday at his home.

After television news reporting, anchoring and management positions in Evansville, Louisville, Des Moines, Minneapolis and Chicago, Esther joined WCPO in March of 1976 as Assistant News Editor.

Together with Jack Helsel, Esther launched the “7 O’Clock Report” on Channel 9 in July, 1979, serving as the program’s News Editor. More…