Longtime WNYT announcer Ed Hopkins dies

Ed Hopkins in his element. Ed Hopkins in his element. | Photo: Facebook / Rena-Marie Villano.

September 18, 2019 04:16 PM

You probably didn't know his face or even his name -- but you certainly knew his voice.

Longtime NewsChannel 13 announcer Ed Hopkins has died of pancreatic cancer.

Ed was the main announcer here at WNYT for the better part of 30 years, along with many other stations across the country.

His voice was heard on our broadcasts up until just a couple of weeks ago.

Ed leaves behind several friends and family members – including a wife, son, and 14-year-old daughter.

We thank him for his many years of service to our station.


WNYT Staff

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