Until now, this blog hasn't had an opportunity to mark the passing of a personality or reporter with ties to northeast Ohio. Unfortunately that changed this week, when a source notified us of the death of Mark Dailey. The Youngstown native, best-known as a reporter and anchor for Toronto, Canada's CityTV, lost his latest battle with cancer Monday. Mark Dailey was 57.
Prior to his days in television, Dailey first made noise in 1971 at Youngstown's WHOT/1330. It was there he worked alongside WHOT newsmen including Al DeJulio and Ed Richards, developing a voice and style of reporting that would make him a brand name in the business for more than thirty years. [Editor's note: We have since learned that Mark began his radio career at nearby WNIO/1540 in 1969.] He would soon move across the Canadian border to CKLW and CHUM before taking his place at CityTV in 1979.
Posted below is a portion of a tribute produced and broadcast by CityTV earlier this week.