CLEVELAND - Pete Cary, Cleveland's first African-American television reporter passed away last Sunday at the age of 86. On Saturday, he was remembered as he was laid to rest.
Pete worked at FOX 8 from 1966-1989. He was hired to cover the Hough Riots from his prior job at WJMO Radio.
While at Channel 8, Pete covered a variety of stories as a general assignment reporter, and he was also a host and producer of the Public Affairs shows "Rap and Neighborhood." Pete was a member of the Silver Circle and the Press Club Hall of Fame.
Pete is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and son, Carl. We featured Pete Cary as part of our Portrait in Black History in February.