THE LAKE 940 has learned that former WBZ-TV Channel 4 news anchor Tony Pepper has died. According to his obituary, Pepper passed away on Tuesday, April 3rd at the age of 79 after complications due to diabetes and heart disease.
Tony anchored the news on Channel 4 in the 1970s with Jack Williams. Before joining Channel 4 he served in the U.S. Navy and worked in television in Sacramento and Denver. After leaving TV news he was heard on morning radio in Boston.
Tony is survived by his wife, Dorothy Butler, daughter, Deborah Pepper and her husband Doug of Milton, siblings Ross, Pete and Penny of California, their spouses and children. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held on April 21st, from 2-5PM at Brelundi Ristorante, located at 185 Crescent Street in Waltham.
Some videos of Tony’s time at Channel 4 are below.