Funeral arrangements set for longtime Alabama broadcaster Kim Wanous

Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 11:53 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 4:50 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Kim Wanous, a longtime fixture in local television for viewers across central Alabama.

Wanous, an award-winning TV news anchor and reporter, died Wednesday morning, according to his family. He was recently hospitalized with COVID-19 but was at home when he died.

Wanous worked for decades in television, first at WCOV-TV, Montgomery’s CBS affiliate until the mid 1980s, before moving over to WAKA-TV. He later worked at WSFA 12 News.

At WCOV and WAKA, Wanous anchored hundreds of newscasts over his tenure. After leaving WAKA, he worked for almost 30 years at the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.

From 1995 to 2011, Wanous could be seen on WSFA’s airwaves where he was the producer and anchor of the political news program “Newsmakers.” He also later became the anchor of the “Law Call” program on WSFA.

In a statement to WSFA 12 News, the Wanous family says “The family would like to thank the community for loving and trusting him to deliver the news into their homes for over four decades. He truly loved serving his community and getting to know the people of central Alabama. Please keep us in your prayers during this difficult time. "

A visitation service for Wanous, who was 75, will be held Friday at Prattville Memorial Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral mass will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Bede Catholic Church in Montgomery.

WSFA 12 News extends its thoughts and prayers to the Wanous family.

Full obituary available here.

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