(WJBK) - Former WJBK reporter and anchor Joe Weaver has died.
Joe worked at this station even before it was FOX 2, covering some of the most iconic stories in metro Detroit - including the aftermath of the 1967 riots.
His career here at TV-2 stretched from the 1960s all the way to the 1990s.
Joe came here in 1963 from Toledo - and immediately became one of Detroit's top street reporters.
But he also became an expert in covering the auto industry. Weaver used his knowledge and contacts to give viewers an inside look the negotiations between management and labor, an inside look at what went on behind closed doors.
Joe also had big heart. He hosted events for dozens of charities, always willing to give his time and talents for a good cause.
He was a role model for everyone who knew him.
Joe passed away from congestive heart failure and kidney failure according to his family.
I remember watching his editorials. Too young to understand the intricacies but always enjoyed his gravitas. He will be remembered fondly by many https://t.co/8G3etOPujX— ROOP RAJ (@rooprajfox2) May 5, 2018