Richard Ager, public affairs reporter/producer, dies at 60

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Richard Ager, a public TV producer and reporter for more than two decades, died Dec. 29 at his home in Lander, Wyo. He was 60.

Ager had been with Wyoming PBS since 2011, producing and hosting Wyoming Chronicle, a weekly interview program, and Wyoming Perspectives, an occasional statewide call-in show tackling topics in the news. He also covered the state legislature for Wyoming PBS.

“In the very short time Richard Ager was with Wyoming PBS, he quickly distinguished himself as both an excellent journalist and a highly skilled interviewer,” said Ruby Calvert, g.m., in a statement. “He produced more than 50 hours of unique local programming for Wyoming citizens. He will be difficult to replace and greatly missed.”

Before joining Wyoming PBS, Ager reported on politics and produced public affairs programs for New Hampshire Public Television. During his 18 years in New Hampshire, Ager covered the impeachment of State Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock in 2000 and produced a nationally distributed documentary on drunk driving, “Just One Night.”

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