Ron Kershaw
Ron Kershaw
Ron Kershaw(1945 – July 1989) was an American television news executive responsible for several television news innovations. Considered somewhat a genius, Kershaw was the news director in several large cities across the United States including New York, Chicago and Baltimore.
Ron Kershaw's personal information overview.
Photo Albums
Popular photos of Ron Kershaw
View family, career and love interests for Ron Kershaw
Show More Show Less
News abour Ron Kershaw from around the web
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ron Kershaw
  • 1989
    Age 44
    They were engaged to be married when Kershaw died of pancreatic and liver cancer in July 1989 at age 44.
    More Details Hide Details Kershaw is survived by his son, Beau Kershaw, an award winning photojournalist at Kershaw's old station, WBAL-TV in Baltimore. Young Kershaw's awards include seven Emmy Awards a Peabody Award and the duPont-Columbia silver baton.
  • 1987
    Age 42
    In 1987, Kershaw met Giselle Fernandez, whom he had hired as a reporter at WBBM-TV.
    More Details Hide Details
  • 1974
    Age 29
    In 1974, Kershaw was hired by WBAL-TV in Baltimore to shore up its sagging news ratings.
    More Details Hide Details He introduced the Action News format, hired young, gifted new talent and moved the station from last to first in less than a year. Sue Simmons and Spencer Christian were two of Kershaw's proteges who went on to become big names in TV news. Kershaw moved on to WNBC-TV in New York where he collaborated with Peter Sang in bringing the "control room" set into TV news. Kershaw was also mentor to Bucky Gunts, now an award-winning television news director who worked for Kershaw in Baltimore and Chicago. Prior to his move to Baltimore, Kershaw had been dating Jessica Savitch, a news reporter who had worked for a rival television station in Texas. Kershaw helped develop her skills as a reporter during their stormy 10-year on-again and off-again relationship. The relationship was depicted in the made for television movie: Almost Golden, about the life of Jessica Savitch.
  • 1945
    Age 0
    Born in 1945.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)