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South Alabama Station’s General Manager Dies Unexpectedly

In Alabama, Florida, Mobile-Pensacola, NBC, Obits on February 9, 2012 at 6:55 am

Bob Dunn (Courtesy: WPMI)

Vice president and general manager Bob Dunn, who began working for the Mobile, Ala., NBC affiliate WPMI-TV less than a year ago, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon.

TVNewser reports the cause of death has not yet been released.

The news staff at WPMI eulogized their boss Wednesday night, saying he had returned to Mobile in 2011 after working at stations in Memphis and Little Rock, but always had ties to the Alabama city.

From the article:

In a short period of time, Bob made an amazing impact here, setting into motion a culture and work ethic we all admired. Bob steered this television station onto a positive course.

Our future success will be a reflection of his vision and hard work.

 “We are shocked and deeply saddened with Bob’s passing. He was a valuable member of the Newport Television family, but more importantly, he was a wonderful person, an absolute gentleman and a great family man.”

We’ll bring you updates on this story as we get them. Funeral arrangements have not been released at this time.

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