Mike Buchanan Biography – Mike Buchanan Wiki
Mike Buchanan was a longtime Washington, D.C. reporter and anchor. He began his career in the 1960s, working as a print reporter. Later, he worked in television at WUSA9 and radio at WTOP.
Buchanan covered crime in the D.C. region. He gained a reputation for breaking the big stories. He reported major news from John Hinckley, Jr. who shot President Ronald Reagan to fugitive William Bradford Bishop for the killing of his wife, mother and three children, and the tarot card left at a murder scene by the Beltway Sniper, according to WUSA9.
Mike Buchanan Age
Mike Buchanan died on April 16, 2020. He was 78 years old.
Mike Buchanan Children
He had 5 children.
Mike Buchanan Death
Mike Buchanan died on April 16, 2020, at the age of 78, at his home in Bethany Beach, Delaware.
Former colleague Gordon Peterson said: “He was like a bulldog with a story, with the Beltway Sniper killings. Police found a tarot card with a message from one of the shooters on it. Mike found out about it. What do you do with that information, well you report it. Chief Moose, the chief of the Montgomery County Police Department at the time, went ballistic! He said if Buchanan and Channel 9 think they can solve this thing then do it. I remember thinking, that’s not a bad idea.”
Former co-worker Andrea Roane said: “When the news director told me my co-anchor at 4 pm was going to be Mike Buchanan, I thought he had lost his mind. Everyone in town knows Mike as the Joe Friday kind of delivery crime reporter. And, the guy who rode on the “On the Road” mobile, kinda crazy, wild and crazy guy, great sense of humor. But, working with him as a co-anchor was one the best things that ever happened to me.”
Reporter Paul Jones said, “Channel 9 lost another one of “the greats” today. Mike Buchanan was one-of-a-kind. An outstanding journalist & beloved in the newsroom. His terrific sense of humor made Broadcast House such a fun place to work! Thanks for the memories, Buck. #RIP.”
Mike Buchanan Cause of Death
Mike Buchanan’s cause of death was a heart attack, according to his daughter.