Pennsylvania Station’s Longtime Audio Engineer Dies From Covid-19 Complications

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WGAL, the NBC station in Lancaster, Pa., is mourning the loss of longtime engineer Chuck Clark, who died this week from Covid-19 complications.

The 70-year-old, who started at the station in 1969, worked behind the camera since he was 20, up until Nov. 28 when he fell ill. He was admitted to the hospital and tested positive for Covid-19.

Two days later, Clark died with his wife by his side, according to the station.


WGAL anchor Janelle Stelson posted on Twitter following news of his death.

“CHUCK CLARK, our beloved colleague… and more than 50-year employee of WGAL died today of Covid-19,” she wrote. “As you can see, he lit up the News 8 studios on a daily basis with that smile. Chuck’s death is a profound loss for all those who loved him– including his WGAL family.”

Last year, Clark was inducted into the WGAL Hall of Fame. He was the first staff member to ever receive the honor while still working.