Veteran WDIV Newsman Dwayne X. Riley Dies at 84

December 05, 2013, 1:09 AM

Dwayne X. Riley, who spent 35 years with Channel 4, reporting on everything from the Detroit riots to the Big 3 auto talks to silly little features for "Riley's World," died this week at age 84, WDIV reported.

Roger Weber of WDIV reported that Riley had been dealing with some heart issues.

Anchor Carmen Harlan described Riley as a "very funny man that never lost that sense of humor."

He started out doing serious news and was an anchor as well. In the latter years, he switched from the serious news to more light hearted stuff for a feature he did called "Riley's World."

Newsman Bob Giles, who worked with Riley, told WDIV that Riley was an unpretentious man.

"He was a man of the people," Giles said.

He was inducted into the Michigan Hall of Journalism last year.


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