Ron Savage, anchor and reporter for Detroit Fox-owned station WJBK, died Saturday morning. He was 63 years old.
WJBK reports Savage had just completed a search and rescue training exercise with the Milford Fire Department, where he was a volunteer.
“We are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague Ron Savage,” said GM Mike Renda. “Ron was a shining example of an individual who gave everything he had to his family, community and to Fox2. He was a consummate professional serving as both our weekend anchor and late evening reporter. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
“FOX 2 and the community have suffered an immeasurable loss,” said vp and news director Kevin Roseborough. “Ron’s ceaseless positive energy and larger than life personality meant so much to so many. He was a skilled reporter and anchor, a trusted colleague, and anyone who knew Ron had an appreciation for his booming voice and laugh. You couldn’t help but smile when you were around him.”
“He was a decorated firefighter who earned two citations for outstanding performance above and beyond the call of duty,” reports WJBK. “One during a commercial factory fire and another for rescuing a critically injured driver from an overturned 18-wheeler.”
— FOX 2 Detroit (@FOX2News) February 25, 2017