Ken Case

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Kenneth Craig "Ken" Case
Born (1925-06-14)June 14, 1925
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Died March 10, 2007(2007-03-10) (aged 81)
Louisiana West Monroe in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Resting place Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton, Louisiana
Nationality American
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 Case, known as Ken Case (June 14, 1925 – May 10, 2007), was a news anchorman, meteorologist, and sports broadcaster associated with KNOE-TV, the CBS affiliate 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[2]

Services were held on May 15 at the Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe. Interment was at Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton in Bossier Parish in northwestern Louisiana. In addition to his wife, Case was survived by six children, Mike Case of Carson City, Nevada; Connie Case Barton and husband Jerry of Studio City, California; Cindy Case of Golden, Colorado, Craig Case and wife Tami of Bluffton, South Carolina, Barry Case and wife Stella of Elizabeth, Colorado, and Susan Case Liggin and husband Samuel, Sr., of West Monroe. He also had a surviving sister, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.[1]

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," begun by its namesake, the late Governor James Albert Noe, Sr.[2]

Case was the third prominent Louisiana journalist to die unexpectedly between April 14 and May 10, 2007. John LaPlante, Capitol Bureau Chief of the 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.


  1. ^ a b c "Ken Case obituary". The Monroe News-Star. May 14, 2007. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Former newsman dies in fatal wreck". The Monroe News-Star. May 11, 2007. Retrieved February 2, 2015.