06 Apr 2014

Blog #107-Dad-Carl Zimmermann-AKA Silver Fox!

April 7, 2014

My father, Carl Zimmermann, is somewhat of a legend around here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dad, the Silver Fox, as friend Ted Perry calls him, is about to sign off for the final time...

Dad turned 96 years old last week and the following day he was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Presently, he is in hospice care and we are just waiting for God to take him home.

He has been in broadcasting since he was at South Division High School where he graduated in 1937. Then he was a broadcaster on WEMP radio and then a war correspondent in WW2. After returning from the war, it was back to radio and then eventually a very long stay as news director at WITI TV6 which is now Fox 6.

Attached are some photos of his amazing career in between being a wonderful father and husband.

Enjoy a look at the dean of Milwaukee news broadcasting. This is the hardest blog I have ever written.

Love you Dad... Taking you on the Honor Flight in 2011 was one of the most fun things you and I have ever done!

Thanks for being a great Dad.

Rich Zimmermann




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