Former KOMO News anchor Bill Brubaker dies

Bill Brubaker

Courtesy of KOMO TV 4 Seattle, Washington

May 5, 2021


Former KOMO News anchor Bill Brubaker, who spent over two decades at the station as one of the main on-air talent, died this weekend. his family members said Monday. He was 85.

Brubaker’s daughter, Terri-Ann Brubaker, said he died peacefully in the hospital Sunday while surrounded by relatives. She did not immediately disclose the cause of death for her father.

Brubaker grew up in Spokane and graduated from Washington State University.


Caption: Former KOMO News anchor Bill Brubaker died over the weekend, Here’s a brief look back at his contributions to the station.


He arrived at KOMO News in the 1960s, working at the station during the 1970s and 1980s.

Brubaker shared the KOMO News anchor desk with Bruce King and Ray Ramsey.

Bill Brubaker served as a member of the Snohomish County Council and also worked as an assistant secretary of transportation for Washington state.

In June 2000, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Silver Circle.

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