Former KSLA News 12 reporter Wray Post dies at 85

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – An old friend of the KSLA News 12 family has died today. Wray Post spent 26 years reporting news for the Ark-La-Tex.

He worked at KSLA News 12 from 1969-1995. Wray worked as a reporter, and mostly did political reporting.

Even after his retirement in 1995, Wray still kept up with news and politics, lending us a hand on election nights by getting results from the clerk's office.

Longtime KSLA news director and anchor Don Owen remembered Wray for his voice, and his passion for politics.

"He had one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard. He had a magnificent voice," Don said. He also told us that Wray loved the news business and was very serious about it.

Don says Wray loved to get a tip on a story and follow it though to its conclusion, especially on topics that really hit home in the area. He remembers how Wray knew every elected official, every politician, and he loved politics.

"He was like an encyclopedia," Don said. "He had an excellent memory."

Don said Wray could remember exact dates of events, the people involved, and many details of the events. "In my 36 years running the news department, I never had an employee with a memory like Wray Post." Don said even after he and Wray had retired, Don would still call Wray if Don needed to know something.

Wray's family tells us he passed away earlier today.

We want to pass on our condolences to his wife Kathy and the rest of his family. You can leave your comments in the comment section at the bottom of this web page.

Wray post was 85 years-old.

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