Ed Dague, Longtime WNYT Anchor Has Passed Away [VIDEO]
There are a few names in Capital Region news that are not only known but are legendary. He left a legacy behind him and we send our thoughts and prayers to his family.
Former WNYT NewsChannel 13 anchor and managing editor Ed Dague has passed away at 76 years old, according to WNYT.
Dague started his news career in the 1960s, 19 years of which was at WNYT. After his diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis, "a crippling and progressive form of arthritis," he was forced into retirement.
Dague was originally from Buffalo but came to the Capital Region to study electrical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.RPI is where he started broadcasting, where he had a spot on WRPI and eventually ran the AM station WHAZ.
He stayed in the area after creating quite the resume. He went to WTEN while working at WOKO and later WPTR. Then, he went to WGY in 1969. In 1978, he went to WRGB until 1984 when he finally moved to WNYT.
He has earned the Associated Press Award for Individual Reporting and is in the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He was a treasure to the Capital Region and he will be missed.