Sam Burrage Death – Obituary : first Black anchor and reporter at WPSD has died .
Sam Burrage, the first Black anchor and reporter at WPSD, died Monday morning, according to the following statements posted on social media on August 1. 2021.
WPSD-TV 5h · Sam Burrage, the first Black anchor and reporter at WPSD, died Monday morning. Burrage will be remembered in the Local 6 area for his segments “People Beat,” and “Burrage’s Bag,” which displayed his charming personality and unique storytelling techniques.
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I worked with Sam Burrage from 1981 until moving away in 1995. I can honestly say that he was one of my most favorite people that I’ve had the honor of working beside. Sam was funny, genuine, talented, creative, and cared about the community. I will miss our chats, his unorganized scripts, his natural easy going manner, his love of sports, his confidence, and the example he set for so many that followed. Sam made it look easy. Say hey to Tom and Don for me when you bump into them buddy. You three taught me more about the stock market than any classroom. Until we meet again.
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So sorry to hear this- we always looked forward to seeing Sam on tv and the special reports he did – prayers for family and friends
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Sandra Kay Ward
So sorry to hear this.,I remember back when he started at Channel 6. Prayers for the families and friends
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Teresa Perrin Miles
I loved him… very nice man. We met him at the Hot August Blues Festival and I got to dance with him. Great time!
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WPSD lost touch with its audience when people like Sam Burrage, Laura Emerson, Amy Watson, and more were no longer there, for whatever reason. These people had good character (no cheating, drunk driving, or other scandals attached to them), were approachable and friendly, and set a good example.
Sam was the pioneer to all the aforementioned, though. He will be missed.Tim Watson
So sorry. I’m not from your viewing area but would spend my weekends and many summer vacations in W KY. I remember him very well.
Gloria Cooper Eason
Oh, I remember when he came to our school on career day when I was in Jr. High.Cynthia Wellenstein
I was on people beat with sam and he danced with me ,lol one of my fondest memories as a 12 year old kid
I always enjoyed him on the News with his segments “Burrage’s Bag”. He will be missed. Prayers for his family.
I enjoyed watching People Beat when I was younger he always made you laugh, prayers for the family
Interviewed by Sam @ Texas Roadhouse several years back. He was a great news reporter and person. Prayers and condolences for his family.