KIRO Reporter Chris Legeros Dies

By Kevin Eck 

KIRO reporter and anchor Chris Legeros has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 62.

“Chris Legeros served KIRO TV and the viewers of Western Washington for 31 years,” said KIRO gm Jay O’Connor. “As you would expect from a man of his caliber he gave all of us his greatest gift at the end: He modeled for us the ability to keep a great attitude and a big smile even in the face of unthinkable adversity. Chris was clearly a man with great faith, courage and humility. He truly possessed the heart of a servant. May we all remember Chris that way and allow his greatest gift to serve as a reminder in our daily walk.”


He started his career at KCMT serving west central Minnesota in 1975. Two years later, he moved to KGAN in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as a reporter and anchor before joining Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO in 1983.