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Mourning the loss of a friend

For all you Blotter-readers who watch “This Week in Northern California,” there’s sad news: David Clark, a beloved member of the TWINC and KQED television family, died in his sleep on Christmas morning. He was 56. From TWINC Associate Producer Robin Epstein:

David won dozens of awards for his work and was well known in the industry. He worked for the NewsHour bureau when it was based at KQED and spent many years on People Are Talking at KPIX.

As many of you know, David took great pride in making each and every one of our on-camera hosts and guests look their very best, and he brought with him a friendly smile and delightful stories each time he walked through the door. He was professional and considerate, and he always spoke lovingly of his wife, Patricia, to whom he was married for 36 years, and his daughters, Heather and Monica.

My fellow TWINC regular Carla Marinucci is preparing an obit for tomorrow’s Chronicle. I’ll just say that David was a charming, talented, larger-than-life man who made all of us look better than we had any right to, often just by being in the same room. To me, the world already looks a little paler, a little more washed-out without him.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • Joe Vorderbrueggen

    Oh, my! David was such a great, friendly face with lots of kindness and compassion. He was always one of the highlights for my tag-along visits to the studio. Yes, the world is indeed a little paler without David. We will surely miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends!