Pioneering TV Reporter And Producer Was 82 – .
David Sheehan, one of the earliest television reporters in Los Angeles, died earlier this week at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center. He was 82 years old and died of complications from a stroke.
Sheehan joined KCBS-TV Channel 2 in 1979 and became the first entertainment interviewer and reviewer on local television. It started out as a daily broadcaster and then became an entertainment anchor. He moved to KNBC Channel 4 in 1984 and covered entertainment there for the next 10 years.
Sheehan also produced and hosted several network entertainment specials at KNBC. This included Macho Men at the Movies and Hollywood’s Leading Ladies.
He later returned to KCBS in 1994 and worked there until 2004.
He also hosted several specials called And The Winners Are….
In his later career, Sheehan produced syndicated television specials. His work has included Summer Movie Magic, Holiday Movie Magic, and Academy Award Movie Magic.