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Longtime Radio Newsman Dies In Ventura County

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 2:10pm

A radio newsman who helped keep Southern California informed for three decades has died in Ventura County.

Harry Birell was an anchor and reporter at KNX Newsradio in Los Angeles for 25 years, and then semi-retired, working as the station’s Ventura County for another half dozen years.

Family members say Birrell died this weekend at his Thousand Oaks home, as a result of complications of lung disease.

Birrell was 85 years old.

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