|Death: ||Sep. 26, 2012|
Grand Traverse County
Scott Michael Trager, the morning anchor at WWTV-WFQX in Traverse City, Michigan, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, September 26, 2012. He was 46 years old.
Trager was co-host of TV 9 and 10 News/Fox 32's "Michigan This Morning." He joined the television station in 1990 and worked as the sports director in the mid-1990s. He had been a co-anchor on the morning show for 14 years.
"For over 20 years, Scott Michael Trager has been part of the 9 and 10 News family. From his dynamic sports reporting to his professional yet funny personality he showed at the anchor desk, his impact will never be forgotten," Mario Iacobelli, WWMT owner, said in a statement.
"This is a sad day for everyone who has worked with Scott Michael Trager and for our viewers who have woken up with him each morning. He will be deeply missed," said Bill Kring, general manager of 9 and 10 News, in the online statement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Scott's family as they work through this difficult time."
"Northern Michigan lost a great journalist in Scott Michael Trager," said Cadillac News Publisher Chris Huckle. "For years, he has brought our community news and information in an extraordinarily professional and personal way. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and our friends at 9 and 10 News and Fox 32.
Trager is survived by his wife and three children.
Scott Michael Trager Co-Anchors "Michigan This Morning" Weekdays from 5am-7am on 9 & 10 News, and from 7am-9am on Fox 32. He is a 21 year veteran of the Northern Michigan Television Market.
Scott holds two Emmy Awards from the National Television Academy Michigan Chapter, and helped create the award winning "Sports Overtime" show while Sports Director at 9 & 10 News in the mid 1990's. He has been the Executive Producer and Co-Anchor of Michigan This Morning since January of 1998.
Scott grew up in Northern Michigan. He and his wife are the proud parents of triplets (one boy and two girls) born in 1996. He enjoys coaching his children's youth sports teams in his free time.
A native of northern Michigan, Trager began his career at 9&10 News in 1990 and was executive producer and co-anchor of the morning show "Michigan This Morning," airing 5-7 a.m. on 9&10 News and 7-9 a.m. on Fox 32.
His last broadcast was Tuesday morning, September 25, 2012.
During a 20-year career, Trager's accolades included two Emmy Awards from the National Television Academy Michigan Chapter.
As Sports Director at 9&10 News in the mid-1990s, Trager helped create the award-winning "Sports Overtime" show. In 1998, he became co-anchor of "Michigan This Morning,"
He was an accomplished journalist, caring family-man, and a friend to many who enjoyed coaching his children's youth sports teams in his free time.
"Words cannot express our gratitude to our viewers for the outpouring of support," 9&10 News posted on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon. "The loss of Scott Michael Trager was a shock to all of us."
A memorial fund has been set up through Chemical Bank. Anyone wishing to donate can do so at any Chemical Bank Branch.
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Record added: Sep 27, 2012
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