SAN DIEGO – The City of San Diego will officially proclaim Tuesday, January 28, 2014 as “Loren Nancarrow Day” in honor of the late Fox 5 anchor.
Nancarrow, 60, died on December 28 surrounded by his family, following his battle with brain cancer.
Councilwoman Marti Emerald – who worked alongside Nancarrow as a journalist at one time – is proclaiming the day to pay tribute to his 30 years on San Diego’s airwaves and his countless contributions to the community.
“He advocated for the environment long before it was fashionable and taught a generation of television viewers and readers to be good stewards of our land, sea, and air,” said Emerald.
Nancarrow was diagnosed with stage III terminal brain cancer last January, and later retired from his anchor position at Fox 5. He called himself a “Brain Cancer Warrior” and authored a blog about his cancer journey.
He is survived by his wife, Susie, and children, Graham, 25, Hannah, 24, and Britta, 20. On his blog, Hannah described her father as a human Pinterest board, with expertise in “citrus trees and roses and tomatoes, raising chickens and earthworms and monarch butterflies.”
Nancarrow received cancer treatment at Scripps Radiation Therapy Center off Torrey Pines Road. His family set up a donation fund in his honor to help raise funds for a new rooftop healing garden.
Fox 5 could not be prouder of our friend and colleague for this wonderful honor.