Paul Kangas

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Paul Kangas
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Kangas in 2011
Born (1937-04-14)April 14, 1937
Houghton, Michigan, U.S.
Died February 28, 2017(2017-02-28) (aged 79)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Business broadcaster
Notable credit(s) Co-anchor of Nightly Business Report

Paul Kangas (April 14, 1937 – February 28, 2017) was the Miami-based co-anchor of the PBS television program Nightly Business Report, a role he held from 1979, when the show was a local PBS program in Miami, through December 31, 2009.[1] He was known for signing off each NBR broadcast with "I'm Paul Kangas, wishing all of you the best of good buys."

Career[edit]

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Kangas entered the United States Coast Guard in the early 1960s and served aboard the USCG Cutter Mackinaw.[citation needed] Later, he served as aide to the admiral in command of the 9th Coast Guard District in Cleveland, Ohio.[citation needed] Kangas completed his Coast Guard service in 1963 as a Lieutenant (junior grade).

Kangas earned his broker's license after studying at the New York University Stern School of Business.[2] While a stock broker, Kangas began his career as a broadcaster at WINZ, a CBS Radio affiliate in Miami owned by his biggest client.[2]

Kangas joined Nightly Business Report in 1979; in 2003, his "Stocks in the News" segment earned a Financial Writers and Editors Award from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.[2] He retired as co-anchor of the Nightly Business Report at the end of 2009.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Kangas was of Finnish descent, and an amateur radio operator with the callsign W4LAA.[4][5] He died on February 28, 2017 in Miami, Florida from complications of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer, aged 79.[6][7]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Business & Financial Reporting to Paul Kangas and Linda O'Bryon, the latter the founder of NBR and now chief content officer of Northern California Public Broadcasting.[9]

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