KSAT Legend Bob Salter Dies at 61

By Mark Joyella 

Bob Salter, who led San Antonio ABC affiliate KSAT to dominance as main anchor in the 1990’s, has died. Salter was 61, and the station reports he died in his sleep Friday after a long bike ride.

Salter began his career in San Antonio at KENS, but became a major figure in local TV when he crossed the street to KSAT:

The team of Bob Salter, Karen Gallagher, weather anchor Steve Browne and sports anchor Greg Simmons brought KSAT 12 News to No. 1 in the mid-90s, and it has mostly been that way since.

Bob left KSAT after a decade, later moved on to Las Vegas and had jobs including flying tours of the Grand Canyon.

But it was behind the stick of a medical life flight helicopter that Bob Salter finally landed at home.

Bob flew critical and life saving missions for the Air Evac Lifeteam out of Kerrville.