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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