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KABB Remembers News Director Greg Koelfgen

San Antonio’s KABB remembered news director Greg Koelfgen with a special segment during its 10 p.m. newscast on Tuesday.  Koelfgen, 53, died unexpectedly on Monday night.

Sports director Chuck Miketinac said the following at the end of the newscast:

Our news director Greg Koelfgen died unexpectedly last night.  Again, our condolences to his wife Donna, and his two daughters, Quinn and Haley.

We lost a boss but more importantly, we lost our buddy, too. Many of you didn’t know Greg, but maybe you know somebody like him. You know, a guy that grows up in a broken home yet somehow, later in life, serves as a role model for how a husband and father are supposed to conduct themselves. A guy with all kinds of authority, yet no job is too big or too small. Read more

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KABB News Director Greg Koelfgen Passes Away at 53

KABB news director Greg Koelfgen passed away at his home in New Braunfels, TX on Monday.  The cause of death is currently unknown. He was 53.

“Greg was a consummate journalist.  He was not just a news director, he was a mentor,” John Seabers, general manager of the San Antonio Fox-affiliate, told TVSpy. “There’s just such a void at the station right now.”

“We are all devastated,” KABB reporter Yami Virgin said today via email. “He is the best boss any of us have had.”

Koelfgen started at KABB in 1995, first working as an executive producer before moving on to become news director. During his time at the Fox-affiliate, Koelfgen helped launch “Fox News First,” the station’s morning newscast, and oversaw the growth of its nightly news audience.

“Greg Koelfgen was an amazing news director,” KABB sports director Chuck Miketinac told TVSpy in an email, “but what was most incredible about the man was that he was an even better human being.” Read more