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Meteorologist, formerly at KCRG, has died after a stroke February 27, 2008

Posted by John in Biography, Deaths.
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From MyFox Tampa Bay:

Tampa Bay’s 10 reports that chief meteorologist Dick Fletcher died Tuesday morning at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.  He had been hospitalized since he suffered a massive stroke last week, and had not been responding to treatment, the station’s website reports. …

In 2003, Fletcher had suffered a stroke, but quickly recovered and return to his on-air position.  He had been a fixture at WTSP since 1980, and he was a native of Omaha, Nebraska.  He was a graduate of the University of Omaha, and also worked in Cedar Rapids, Denver, Corpus Christi, and Omaha before coming to the Bay Area.

According to Gazette archives, Dick Fletcher was at KCRG in 1967 (in his mid-twenties), and shared broadcast duties with Bob Brooks at that time:


5:45–News on 9 with Dick Fletcher
The full story behind today’s area and State happenings; weather forecast; Bob Brooks’ sports report.


He had an early ambition to be a television news broadcaster and started his career in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, working as a news anchor and occasionally doing the weather.

Fletcher was born in Omaha, Nebraska and started his television career in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the early 70’s he began working as a full time meteorologist in Denver Colorado, before moving to Tampa and joining the staff at Tampa Bay’s 10 News in 1980. …

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