WBRZ viewers react to anchor John Mahaffey's passing
BATON ROUGE - Former WBRZ News 2 anchor John Mahaffey died overnight following a blood clot that happened after a Thursday surgery.
Mahaffey led the WBRZ news team during the Golden Years of TV - from the 1970s until he retired in May 1999. He is remembered as being a personality that held the news team together and brought life to the already lively news industry.
Viewers from around the Baton Rouge area took to social media to share their memories of Mahaffey.
Aw, man. I grew up with him delivering the news to me every night. https://t.co/yEOR9kH2Xc— Christina Stephens (@CEStephens) April 22, 2016
@WBRZ He was one of the best anchors, and is missed!! May he rest in peace.— Amy (@MidnightMad22) April 22, 2016
Watch for more on Mahaffey's legacy on all Friday editions of WBRZ News 2 starting at noon when former anchor Margaret Lawhon and reporter Bob Courtney join the program to talk about memories of Mahaffey. If you have a fond memory, leave it in the comment sections below.