A trial reporter.
Chris Harris covered his last.
Fatal heart attack.
During the holiday hiatus came word that KTTV-Channel 11 reporter Chris Harris had died. Here’s the Los Angeles Times initial report:
“Chris Harris; Award-Winning TV Journalist
December 30, 1994 |
Chris Harris, whose arduous gavel-to-gavel coverage of the first Rodney G. King beating trial helped KTTV win Peabody and duPont Columbia awards for community service while making him Broadcast Journalist of the Year for the Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, has died.”
A memorial was held a few days later on the KTTV news set. Sadly, it wasn’t the last such remembrance during the Simpson trial and while the one for Chris was attended primarily by members of the media, the next one, held in August, included representatives of every aspect of the case.