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The Voice of the Valley: Beloved News Anchor and BYU Alum Kent Dana Dies at 80

Kent Dana, the face of the evening news in the Valley for three decades, died Tuesday afternoon.

Dana suffered complications from a January hip surgery and passed away – surrounded by his family. The local TV news icon leaves behind his wife Janet of 42 years, their two children, and four children from his first marriage. He had 13 grandchildren. …

“To the younger generation of the broadcast community, I want to tell you this. We all know that TV newsrooms are changing,” [Dana] said to an audience in 2018. “Despite the changes, some things have never, ever changed. The ability to find a good story and to tell a good story. And that hasn’t changed at all.”

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