AMARILLO, Texas (CelebrityAccess) A local ABC affiliate in Amarillo, Texas, canceled its newscast Tuesday after director Malcolm Montgomery died early Tuesday morning while hew was preparing for the morning broadcast.
Cause of death of the 27-year old Montgomery was not disclosed but he died “Doing what he most loved – serving our viewers by putting together the best morning news show he could,” the station said.
KVII chief meteorologist Steve Kersh said the channel canceled its morning and midday newscasts following Montgomery’s death.
“We had a lot of phone calls and email[s] asking why ‘Daybreak’ wasn’t on this morning, and also why we didn’t have a midday show and that’s the reason why,” Kersh said. “As you can imagine, our crew is pretty traumatized by what happened here and our prayers are certainly with Malcolm’s family.”
Montgomery joined the station a few months ago; KVII said h e had a big impact on the station since his arrival.