Obituaries

Joel Connable, former CBS2/KCAL reporter was 39 *

joel-connable-mug.jpgFriends on Facebook and Twitter and staffers at the duopoly newsroom in Studio City are saying that Joel Connable, a reporter at CBS 2/KCAL 9 for three years until 2005, has died. Connable had just started a new anchor gig at KOMO-TV in Seattle last month, after being out of the local news business since 2009. Born in 1973, Connable had type 1 diabetes for many years, according to a Wikipedia page devoted to him. Alan Mendelson, the former KCAL business columnist, posted that Connable's parents revealed he died of an insulin pump malfunction.

There has been nothing posted by KOMO or by CBS LA, that I can find. More information if I get it. Connable attended USC Annenberg, per the Wikipedia page.

Updated post


More by Kevin Roderick:
LA Observed Notes: 60 Minutes, selling the Coliseum and more
Gil Cedillo, Nick Melvoin win LA runoffs*
LA Observed Notes: Baca goes down, LAX shuffle, media moves
LA Observed Notes: Big TV news, media moves, obits and more
LA Observed Notes: Writers on the verge, Fox, the riots and more
Recent Obituaries stories on LA Observed:
Cecilia Alvear, 77, trail blazing NBC News producer
Rosie Hamlin, 71, writer and singer of 'Angel Baby'
Robert Osborne, 84, host on Turner Classic Movies
Amy Dawes, 56, journalist and author
Richard Schickel, 84, film critic, director and author
Media notes: Anthony Marquez, 55, AP bureau chief in Los Angeles
Kevin Starr, 76, the historian of California
Lynne Westmore Bloom, 81, painted the Pink Lady of Malibu Canyon


 

LA Observed on Twitter