Bill Markham Former Anchor at WHNT and WRCB Dies From ALS [Video]

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Former WHNT and WRCB news anchor died on April 15, 2019, from ALS. He was 71 years old. Markham began his fight with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) last year.

Markham’s daughter Mandy wrote: “He is now free. No more ALS or pain. He was my favorite person in this entire world and is now my favorite angel.”

The news anchor was one of Chattanooga’s best-known journalists on television. He was the face for the CrimeStoppers program for the city, helping to stop crime.

Markham anchored the evening news with Cindy Sexton on WHNT from 6-10:00 pm from 1981 to 1983. He later teamed up again with Sexton in Chattanooga, becoming in the country a news team which was one of the longest lasting.

From 1983 to 2009, over 25 years was the news face of the station on Channel 3.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. The disease affects the spinal cord and nerve cells.

As the motor neurons die, the individual loses the ability to move their muscles. There is no cure for this disease.

After retirement, he moved to Florida with his wife. After he was diagnosed with ALS, Markham moved back to Tenessee to fight his ALS.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced as of yet.

Written by Barbara Sobel

Sources:

WHNT News: Former WHNT News 19 anchor Bill Markham dies
News Channel 9: Longtime WRCB anchor Bill Markham passes away of complications from ALS
WDEF: FORMER TV ANCHOR BILL MARKHAM DIES

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