Kangas in 2011
April 14, 1937|
Houghton, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||February 28, 2017
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|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. He was known for signing off each NBR broadcast with "I'm Paul Kangas, wishing all of you the best of good buys."
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. Later, he served as aide to the admiral in command of the 9th Coast Guard District in Cleveland, Ohio. 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. While a stock broker, Kangas began his career as a broadcaster at WINZ, a CBS Radio affiliate in Miami owned by his biggest client.
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. He retired as co-anchor of the Nightly Business Report at the end of 2009.
Kangas was of Finnish descent, and an amateur radio operator with the callsign W4LAA. He died on February 28, 2017 in Miami, Florida from complications of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer, aged 79.
Awards and honors
- 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.
- Stelter, Brian (May 6, 2009). "Co-Anchor Is Leaving PBS Program on Business". The New York Times. p. B3.
- "Paul Kangas Biography". Nightly Business Report. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
- Stelter, Brian (May 6, 2009). "Co-Anchor of 'Nightly Business Report' to Depart". The New York Times.
- Spiegel, Taru. "The Finns in America". Library of Congress. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- "ULS License - Amateur License - W4LAA - KANGAS, PAUL H". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- Cohen, Patricia (March 2, 2017). "Paul Kangas, 79, Anchor Who Brought Stocks Into Living Rooms, Dies". The New York Times. p. B12.
- Cohen, Howard (March 2, 2017). "'Nightly Business Report' anchor Paul Kangas dies at 79". Miami Herald.
- "Six Great Guys Receive the 2005 Silver Circle Award". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
- "Emmy® Winners Announced For Business & Financial Reporting And Promotional Announcements". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. December 7, 2009. Retrieved March 2, 2017.