|Kenneth Craig "Ken" Case|
June 14, 1925|
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
|Died||March 10, 2007
West Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
|Occupation||Television anchorman, meteorologist, sports broadcaster with KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana|
|Spouse(s)||Frances Clinton Case|
|Children||Three sons and three daughters|
Ken Case's The Southern Angler was a favorite of northeast Louisiana fishermen.
Kenneth Craig "Ken" Case (June 14, 1925 – May 10, 2007) was a news anchorman, meteorologist, and sports broadcaster associated with KNOE-TV in Monroe, Louisiana, from 1967 until his retirement in 1987. In addition to the news and weather reports, Case produced the weekly program The Southern Angler, a favorite of fishing enthusiasts.
A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Case served honorably in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He started his career in radio broadcasting. For a time, he and Johnny Carson were a radio team in Omaha. The two were the same age.
Case died at Glenwood Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in a vehicular accident in West Monroe. Case pulled his Lexus sports utility vehicle out of Regency Place onto North Seventh Street and into the path of a northbound GMC pickup truck driven by 20-year-old Nicholas Ross. Ross was towing a stump grinder and attempted to swerve out of Case's path, but he struck the driver's side of the Lexus. Mrs. Case, the former Frances Clinton, sustained moderate injuries. Ross was not injured.
Roy Frostenson, a spokesman for KNOE, described Case as a familiar face to area viewers and "one of the mainstays of the early years at KNOE," the CBS affiliate in northeastern Louisiana begun by its namesake, the late Governor James Albert Noe, Sr.
Services were held on May 15 at the Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe. Interment was at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Haughton in Bossier Parish in northwestern Louisiana. In addition to his wife, Case was survived by three sons, three daughters, a sister, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Case was the third prominent Louisiana journalist to die unexpectedly between April 14 and May 10, 2007. John LaPlante, Capitol Bureau Chief of the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate died from a swimming accident at Galveston, Texas, on April 14. Tim Greening, humor columnist with the Shreveport Times, died on April 18 of an apparent heart attack at the age of thirty-eight.