Former KEYT Anchor Dies at 75
By edhat staff
Former KEYT news anchor and news director King Harris died at his Arroyo Grande home last week. He was 75.
From 1984 to 1997, Harris was KEYT's main news anchor and briefly served as news director for the station. He then went on to be the news producer at then-KCOY Channel 12, reports KEYT News.
King Harris anchored KEY News on January 4, 1982. (Video screenshot / Watch the video clip here)
Aside from working in Santa Barbara, Harris worked at a television station in Monterey, taught journalism at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, was the news director of KVEC radio, was the managing editor of New Times, and wrote a weekly column for the Tolosa Press.
Harris was also a Vietnam veteran and in 1988, accompanied then UC Santa Barbara professor Walter Capps and a group of other veterans to the Soviet Union. The journey was featured in the award-winning documentary “Brothers in Arms.”
He retired from KVEC radio in 2015, but still made regular appearances on Friday afternoons.