WBNS Anchor Heather Pick Dies
Breast cancer claims Columbus, Ohio, anchor at 38
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/10/2008 7:30:00 AM
WBNS Columbus anchor Heather Pick passed away Friday from breast cancer. She was 38.
Pick had thought she’d beaten cancer in 1999, only to have it return in 2004. In her last public appearance, she helped raise almost $500,000 for the Columbus Cancer Clinic. She’s survived by her husband Joe Cygan and their children Julia and Jack.
"The sadness and loss we feel for Joe, Julia, Jack and all of Heather's family and friends is immeasurable," said WBNS President/General Manager Tom Griesdorn. "But for Heather, we feel nothing but pride in how bravely she fought this fight and the never-ending dedication to battling this disease for herself and for others. The world has truly lost a very special woman."
In 2004, Pick had told WBNS sibling the Columbus Dispatch: "So many people live day-to-day without realizing all they have, the blessings they have. You live life so much more to the fullest now. So many people take life for granted."
Heather was one of the sweetest and best of the
anchors I have enjoyed seeing on the news.
I was very surprised and shocked to hear the sad
news. She and her family are in our thoughts and
our prayers. We will miss Heather.
ann - 11/14/2008 4:35:00 PM EST
I had no idea Heather was as sick as she was. I just kept waiting for he to return to the morning newscast. They just seemed like a family in every sense of the word. They gave the impression that they all truly got along and enjoyed each other in the mornings. She's a huge missing piece of the puzzle. I've missed her for months now, and now I know why. Thank God for Mike Davis and his humor. He's a real trip. He should have been a stand-up comedian. Central Ohio has lost a true angel in every sense of the word. Beautiful, classy, funny, inteligent and very down to earth. My heart & condolences go out to her children & husband. I lost my very young 64 yr. old mother 3 yrs. ago to ovarian cancer & lukemia and then 2 months later, my 24 yr. old son passed away. I know what her family is going through. It's suppose to make us, the ones left behind stronger. And in some ways it does and in others, not so much. But my prayers are with all that were close to her. She seemed like a very classy lady, yet very fun and down to earth. A wonderful human being. Quite a loss for all of us, but what an inspiration!
Janet Hoy - 11/11/2008 8:29:00 PM EST
I FEEL THE WORLD HAS LOST A VERY RARE WONDERFUL PERSON. THE WAY SHE HANDLED HER ILLNESS IS REMARKABLE. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY.
RUTH MEINZER - 11/11/2008 9:09:00 AM EST
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