FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — We want to say a heartfelt congratulations to retired broadcast news legend in The Fort, Dick Florea, because he’s going to be inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in mid May.
Florea retired in 2001 from WKJG-TV, then NBC33.
Florea served as news director and host of a community affairs program called Editor’s Desk towards the end of his 35-year career at our station, which, by the way was Fort Wayne’s first TV station.
In the beginning of his career here, Florea served as news reporter and anchor during the days when everyone on staff did pretty much everything.
The commercials during newscasts were live!
His entire career spanned nearly 5 decades.
Florea, Jackson says, was a stickler for telling stories that were relative and for getting information in those stories, right!
She says he was an amazing teacher.
The induction ceremony is scheduled for May 18th, and Dick, we wish you the best.
Jackson added that Florea was the news director who was kind enough to sign her on for an internship that led to her 30-year career, here, and she says she truly couldn’t be more thankful.
Be sure to catch our story that aired during Fort Wayne’s NBC News at 11 Wednesday night and look at the pictures and video of Florea from throughout his career.