Legendary television news reporter and journalist Bob Reynolds has died, according to WNEP.com. He was 67 years old.
Reynolds was assigned to cover the coal region and particularly served as the station’s beat reporter for Schuylkill County.
Friends and former colleagues posted messages of grief and admiration for the news man on social media.
Reynolds covered some of the biggest stories in Schuylkill County.
This included the trial as well as the controversy surrounding the beating death of a Mexican immigrant in Shendandoah. The case captured the national’s attention as major cable news outlets descended on Pottsville and Shenandoah along with advocacy groups.
On the site of his former employer, they said:
“His work covered decades and his story files spanned everything from routine politicians being indicted and authorities reeamining a death case in Susquehanna that ended with a doctor being convicted of murder.”
Former colleague and friend of Reynolds, David DeCosmo wrote on Facebook:
“…He was among the most dedicated journalists I ever worked with in addition to being a dedicated family man as well! He was “old school news” just the way we both like it!…”
Reynolds attended Brick Township High School and studied at the American Academy of Broadcasting. He served as a general assignment reporter at WDAU/WYOU-TV and later as a former senior reporter at WNEP-TV. He is from Wilkes-Barre and had lived in Moosic with his wife.
Among the outpouring of support on Facebook and Twitter, many shared their heartfelt condolences with him and his family.
Former WNEP-TV anchor and reporter Trish Hartman posted on Twitter:
“NEPA has lost a legend. Feeling so fortunate to have worked with reporter Bob Reynolds at @WNEP.”
WNEP-TV news anchor Scott Shaffer adds this on Twitter: “Saying goodbye to a friend, a great family man, and one of the best darn reporters on the street.”
Saying goodbye to a friend, a great family man, and one of the best darn reporters on the street. https://t.co/4Om9SaqQPO
— Scott Schaffer (@schafferwnep) August 2, 2020