It is a sad day here at Channel 3 as we’ve learned of the passing of a member of our family, Charlie Bagley. He died yesterday at his home in Stafford Springs at the age of 82.
Charlie was a fixture for 23 years here at WFSB, dating back to when our call letters were WTIC. He worked closely at Broadcast House on WTIC radio with the legendary Bob Steele. I had the pleasure of anchoring with him on Eyewitness News Daybreak for about a year in the mid-90s before his retirement. Here’s a historical footnote about the man known as “Fair Weather Charlie:” he hired Bruce DePrest.
The viewers loved Charley, and he loved his job. He returned to Channel 3 a few times over the years for a going away party for Gayle King, and to celebrate the station’s 50th anniversary.
We’ll have more on the death of Charlie Bagley tonight on Eyewitness News at 6.