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KDKA news anchor dies at 49

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Patti Burns, 49, longtime KDKA-TV Pittburgh news reporter and anchor, died of lung cancer Oct. 31 at her home there.

In 1984, Burns joined her father, Bill, as co-anchor of the noon newscast on the station (he had been with the station since 1953 as anchor, reporter, and news director). Together they became a Pittsburgh local news institution. Most recently she had run her own media training firm and production company, Burns Communications.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Cohen.
- John Eggerton

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