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Don Harrison; Headline News Anchor

May 03, 1998|From Associated Press

KENNESAW, Ga. — Don Harrison, a CNN Headline News anchor who had been with the channel since its 1982 debut, died Saturday of renal cancer. He was 61.

Harrison joined the Cable News Network in Atlanta in 1981. During his tenure at CNN, he won the 1987 Cable Ace Award for best news anchor.

A native of Ottawa, Kan., Harrison began his television career at WIBW-TV in Topeka, Kan., after several years in radio. He lost a leg to bone cancer when he was 13 and a kidney to cancer in 1993.

"Don was one of the most talented people in the television news industry," said Bob Furnad, president of CNN Headline News.

Harrison's survivors include his wife, Carolyn, two sons and a daughter.

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