The television weather forecaster Steve Pool died at the age of 70 this week from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. His family revealed the news after two days of his death on Facebook this Friday.
He was an American journalist who was the principal anchor of KOMO-TV in Seattle from 1984 to 2019. KOMO 4 has showed their condolence and shared his journey with them. The journalist died on Wednesday, 22 November 2023.
Steve Pool was married to Michelle Lee Pool and has two daughters Lindsey and Marissa. His wife Michelle announced the news on Facebook page.
I am here to share the sad news that my dear husband, my love, has passed away from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. He fought this terrible disease privately for several years, and with every ounce of his being. He told me multiple times to “never count me out” and we never did. This past week it became too much and he passed away peacefully.
Pool has worked with KOMO 4 for more than four decades. He initially started his career as an intern at the station when he was a college student at the University of Washington. After graduating Pool decided to continue with KOMO 4 and was first a writer, reporter and then eventually a weather forecaster.
Pool has received eight Emmy Awards and made more than seventy appearances on Good Morning America.
KOMO-4 mourns with the family
The very famous channel in Seattle has shared a story of their dearest co-worker Steve Pool who has worked in the channel for almost four decades.
He served KOMO 4 as the stations most loved weatherman and frequent host of the charitable events that were conducted by different organizations. He retired in the year of 2019, ending forty two years of his career with the channel.
The story explains how Steve has had different positions in the company in his early career. He has covered sports and hard news for many years and later became the KOMO 4’s chief weather forecaster.
The channel remembers him as an amazing and talented person who was asked by ABC’s Good Morning America to fill in for more than seventy times. Steve also served on charitable boards and later hosted KOMO 4’s Miracle Network for Children’s Hospital.
The anchor was featured on the cover of the Seattle Magazine for two times and named as the readers choice for best weatherman in Seattle Magazine’s ‘Best of Seattle’ for many times.
Speaking about Steve’s achievements, KOMO 4 officials seems to have a lot to say. He has won eight Emmy awards for his excellence in the field of broadcasting and many other awards like Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalism award, an Academy of Religious Broadcasting Lifetime Achievement Award . He has also won the Edward R. Murrow Award for the best newscast in America.
Steve Pool leaves a legacy beyond television
Steve Pool was loved by the people of Seattle and he had left a everlasting impression on everyone he has met.
It was his wife Michelle that took the news of his death to Facebook. She expressed how amazing he was as a husband and ideal father to their kids. She also said that he has truly loved the job and the community and felt privileged to be part of this industry.
After the announcement, social media has been flooded with Steve Pool’s memories.
Many of his coworker and others have shared their memories with the broadcasting legend. KOMO news anchor Molly Shen who has worked with Steve has shared her experiences with him. She said that he was a genuine coworker and friend.
Dan Lewis , who is the former KOMO 4 anchor shared a message in X formerly Twitter on cherishing the wonderful moments they had together.
The Seattle Mayor , Bruce Harrell shared his grief on X
A Seattle news legend and pioneer, Steve Pool was kind and authentic – he epitomized professionalism. I join in mourning his passing and send my heartfelt condolences to his family. Steve’s legacy will live on through the people and causes he supported.
Many of his interns including Matt Leach and Nathan Santo Doming shared their extreme gratitude and memories with their mentor on social medias. Matt wrote that Steve was the reason he got into the field and it will be a loss to the weather community.
The channel and people will remember him as a legend in broadcasting and will continue to admire his works.