Business news broadcaster Paul H. Kangas, W4LAA, of North Miami Beach, Florida, died on February 28. He was 79 and had been in hospice care. From 1979 until 2009, Kangas was the co-anchor of the popular “Nightly Business Report” aired on public television, on which he signed off wishing viewers “the best of good buys. He received an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Business and Financial Reporting from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
“With his booming voice, easy laughter and quick wit, Paul Kangas was a tremendous asset to ‘Nightly Business Report,’ right from its inception in 1979,” said Linda O’Bryon, who once co-anchored with Kangas. “He helped invent stock market reporting on television.” O’Bryon said Kangas, who worked without a script, had an “encyclopedic knowledge of the stock market.”