Georgia T.V. Reporter Killed While Covering Story

By: Lee Gordon Email
By: Lee Gordon Email

According to the Savannah (GA) Morning News, A Savannah television reporter was killed this morning when he was on the scene of a minor automobile accident gathering information for his station.

WTOC-TV anchor and managing editor Steven Shoob was killed about 5:30 a.m. while covering a traffic accident on Interstate 95 near Ga. 21.
Shoob, who had been with the station for about 20 years, arrived at the accident scene and was told by a sergeant there that the accident was minor, said Larry Silbermann, news director for WTOC.
Shoob, 58, was leaving the scene when he was struck, Silbermann said.

Shoob worked from midnight until about 8:30 a.m. and would cover breaking police, fire or other emergency news before producing the station’s morning news show. He then would anchor the local segments between the national news show.

“As great as he was as a journalist, he was an even better person,” Silbermann said. “He was a compassionate, caring person.”
Pooler police are investigating the accident. Details were not immediately available.


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  • by Bill on Oct 14, 2008 at 07:59 AM
    A very sad story, but so many troopers and other workers are killed each year along the highways because of idiot drivers. They should loose thier license for life if they hurt or kill a worker along the road. It is senseless and just careless.
  • by CHERYL Location: DALLAS on Jul 23, 2008 at 10:36 AM
    HOW MANY WOMAN OUT THERE WOULD WAIT 5 WEEKS BEFORE TELLING SOMEONE THAT THEIR CHILD WAS MISSING? ENOUGH SAID. SHE'LL ROT IN HELL
  • by Shanna Location: Bainbridge on Jul 22, 2008 at 01:37 PM
    I have went through losing a love one to a careless driver that the law thought was innocent. I hope that justice is served and I pray for his family that they will get through this tragedy.
  • by raw Location: tally on Jul 22, 2008 at 10:42 AM
    I hope this tragedy bring light to a sore subject of mine...RUBBER NECKERS...they are the cause of so many accidents...ITS NOT YOU, STOP LOOKING AND PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE ROAD...ITS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS WHO IS BEING PULLED OVER OR WHO HAS WRECKED WHAT...IS YOUR LIFE THAT PATHETIC, THAT YOU NEED TO BE IN EVERYONE ELSES BUSINESS?
  • by Mary Ann Location: Tallahassee on Jul 22, 2008 at 03:39 AM
    Oh my gosh ! How ironic and sad. But it seemed that he liked his work and he was having a good night....hopes he felt no pain. Prayers to the friends and family.
  • by Brenda Location: Cairo, Georgia on Jul 21, 2008 at 01:36 PM
    My prayers go to the family and to the co-workers.
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