A former WHAS-TV General manager has died after a battle with cancer.
Robert “Bob” Klingle, who served as general manager from 2000 to 2007, died Monday, January 14 in Scottsdale, Arizona where he was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.
During his time in Louisville, he led the station with special coverage of the September 11, 2001 tragedy and signed a new deal with the University of Louisville to make WHAS11 the home of the Cardinals for several years.
Klingle also expanded the WHAS Crusade for Children by creating the first-ever Crusade Endowment to help ensure the Crusade’s future.
His wife Jean told WHAS11 News, “Bob felt very fortunate to have lived and worked in Louisville and was glad to have been part of the Crusade.”
Klingle would say right up until his final moments, “I am the luckiest man in the world”.
The family will hold a celebration of life in Louisville this spring.
He was 62-years-old.