John Henry Froyd, a former resident of Eau Claire and a news anchor for WEAU Television, passed away.
How Did John Froyd Die?
On December 3, 2022, in Santa Rosa, California, 89-year-old John Henry Froyd, a longtime resident of Eau Claire and a WEAU television news anchor, passed away peacefully.
Our sincere condolences go out to his family. https://t.co/d6vrEAMQem
— WEAU 13 News (@WEAU13News) December 7, 2022
John Froyd Cause of Death
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Who was John Froyd?
John was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 12, 1933. During the Great Depression, he spent his earliest recollection in St. Paul.
John Froyd Early Life
At age 5, his family relocated to Deephaven, where he spent his childhood living with his parents, three brothers, and grandparents in a home close to Lake Minnetonka that his grandfather had built.
He loved the freedom to swim, fish, and boat to the lake during the summer. John was an avid athlete when a student at Deephaven High School, earning twelve letters in football, basketball, tennis, and track.
John Froyd Education
John attended the University of Minnesota after receiving his diploma in 1951 but was subsequently drafted and served as a U.S. Army doctor in Germany during the Korean War.
He attended St. Cloud State University after his return to the United States and earned a B.A. in history and speech there.
John Froyd Career
John began his career in broadcasting more than forty years ago as a DJ at KFAM radio in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
At stations in Tomah, Wisconsin; Rochester, Minnesota; and Green Bay, Wisconsin, he later held the posts of news director and announcer.
He made friends with several Green Bay Packers football players when he was there, and he even called the notorious “Ice Bowl” game (his wife Jenny and brother Terry lasted one quarter in the stands). It resulted in a lifetime of supporting the Packers.
In Television Industry
While living in Green Bay, John switched to the television industry and started creating instructional television shows.
He accepted a position as the news director and news anchor at KCMT/KNMT in Alexandria, Minnesota, in 1971 after realizing he missed reporting the news.
He worked tirelessly for years to expand the department and bring top-notch news programming to northern and central Minnesota.
Interview with Vice President
John loved to tell a good tale, and he had several from his time at KCMT, but his family appreciated the one about his interview with Vice President Walter Mondale in the White House.
It involves Vice President Mondale telling the Newsweek reporter to wait while he meets with John Froyd, showing John his White House office, and conducting a protracted conversation with John about Minnesota politics.
“Tell the man from Newsweek to wait, I’m meeting with John Froyd”
John Froyd Retirement
John and Jennith (“Jenny”) Gates got married in 1963 after meeting at SCSU. They enjoyed many happy years together while raising their two children and travelling.
In 2000, John and Jenny moved to Florida to live out their retirement dream, playing golf every day.
They relocated to Northern California in 2012 to be nearer to their family.
He loved to read, was an active member of the Kenwood Community Church, and cherished his time with his grandchildren.