Don Harrison (August 8, 1937 – May 2, 1998) was an anchor on CNN Headline News from 1982 until his death from renal cancer in 1998. He was a member of the original team of anchors when Headline News went on the air for the first time as "CNN2" in 1982.
Harrison, a native of Ottawa, Kansas, spent over three decades in the broadcast business. For 11 years he was on the staff of KCMO-TV (now KCTV) in Kansas City, and for another four years he worked for KMSP in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He anchored WBAL Action News in Baltimore in the early 1970s. He was the popular primary anchor at Tampa's WTSP from 1979 to 1982.
Harrison lost a leg due to bone cancer at age 13 and a kidney, also because of cancer, in 1993. He was married and had two sons and a daughter.
- Photos of Don Harrison at Headline News
- Video clips of Don Harrison on Headline News
- TVARK online museum CNN Headline News entry for 1982
- Don Harrison at Find a Grave
- AP's obituary
- Chicago Sun-Times' obituary
- CNN's obituary
- LA Times' obituary
- Topeka Capital-Journal's obituary
- American Journalism Review article about the time when Don Harrison was almost forced to announce the death of a U.S. president who was still alive
- Harrison joins Baltimore's WBAL-TV in Broadcasting, January 7, 1974
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