Join us in congratulating George on his retirement. George's career in broadcasting spans more than 50 years, with more than 30 years at KCTS 9 as a volunteer and staff member.
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George Ray is a native of Janesville, Wisconsin, and has been KCTS 9's lead on-air fundraising anchor and host for over 30 years. During his career in broadcasting and journalism, he covered the school desegregation crisis in Little Rock in 1957, obtaining the only one-on-one interview with then-governor Orval Faubus. George helped start KCHU-TV, the first UHF station in California, and was the sports director for KOMO-TV from 1964 to 1968. George has a love of history and is an expert on military history, in particular the theatres of WWII.
Through his love for public television and uncanny ability to connect with an audience, George has helped raise tens of millions of dollars to support public broadcasting on KCTS 9, including funds that moved the station from the University of Washington campus to its current building at Seattle Center. "Few people have played as large a role in building support for public television as George has," says KCTS 9 President and CEO Maurice 'Moss' Bresnahan.
George lives in Puyallup and has two children and five grandchildren.