Legendary Queensland newsreader Frank Warrick, who detailed news stories every night for 13-years has passed away.
Frank passed peacefully at 4.50 am this morning surrounded by his family, following a 5-year battle with dementia.
Frank started on 7NEWS in June 1976 as a part-time weekend newsreader. In February 1977, he was promoted to full-time weekend news presenter and reporter.
A move to weekdays would follow, where he would eventually co-present the news with Kay McGrath, until 2001.
Kay McGrath said:
“My sincere condolences to Frank’s wife Lyn and family. We had a very successful 13 year on air relationship during the 80’s and 90’s when 6pm news was a ritual for viewers.
“Live TV can be a challenging environment at times, but we always had each other’s backs. Frank was the consummate professional – I never saw him fazed or flustered on air. He taught me a lot and I’m very saddened to hear he’s left ‘this world around us.”
Our thoughts go out to Frank’s family and friends, rest in peace.