Bob Pisor, beloved former WDIV colleague, dies after cancer fight

By Steve Garagiola - Reporter/Anchor
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DETROIT - Our Local 4 News family lost a friend and former colleague this weekend. Bob Pisor has died after a battle with kidney cancer.

Back in the '80s and into the '90s, Pisor was a familiar face to WDIV news viewers, just one chapter in a long and distinguished career.

An author and journalist, Pisor covered politics for the Detroit News and was, for a time, press secretary for Detroit Mayor Coleman Young during some of the city's most difficult years. For 11 years he was a journalist at WDIV where, among other duties, he anchored the noon and weekend news.

After nearly a decade at WDIV, he left TV news and opened Stone House Bread Co. in Leland. In his later years, he hiked, hunted, traveled the world, and with his wife of 55 years, Ellen, enjoyed their six grandchildren.


Ellen Pisor will host a celebration honoring her husband's life at their farm in Leland at 4 p.m. on Aug. 13. She said all are welcome -- just the way Bob would have wanted.

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