In Seattle, KIRO’s Bryan Thielke Loses Cancer Battle

By Andrew Gauthier 


An extraordinary member of the KIRO 7 Eyewitness News team passed away Monday.

Assignment Manager Bryan Thielke, who started his career at KIRO 7 in 1983, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer after a more than three-year battle.


During his 28-year career, Bryan was a thoughtful force behind what KIRO 7 viewers saw on the air.

“He not only shaped this newsroom in terms of news coverage, but he also was the conscience of the newsroom, setting the tone with his demeanor,” said News Director Todd Mokhtari. More…