Tony Gaskins, former reporter for Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS, died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack Sunday.

Gaskins, who was remembered by colleagues for his deep voice and the unique way in which he said the word ‘news’ in his sign-off, reported for WEWS from 1988 until 2006.

During the station’s 5:00 p.m. newscast and on its website, WEWS anchor Leon Bibb remembered Gaskins as the consummate reporter.

Tony was the kind of reporter every news director wants on the street.  He could dig for the facts of a breaking news story, get the story written, meet the deadline for the story, and present it on camera in a calm and professional manner. From 1988 to 2006, Tony covered ever manner of story in northeast Ohio. Read more