Longtime San Diego biz journalist Chamberlin dies at 70
Longtime San Diego business journalist George Chamberlin died on Sunday at the age of 70 after battling cancer.
A story on KOGO states, “He fell in love with radio back in the 1960’s and started out as a disc jockey. His first broadcasting job was working the graveyard shift at a Palm Springs radio station. However, it didn’t take long for George to work his way to San Diego, home to his family for 46 years.
“Even though his first love was always broadcasting, George spent time as the Administrative Aide to Senator John Stull of San Diego, and later went on to work as a stockbroker for Merrill Lynch and Prudential Securities. For about 15 years he combined his work in finance with his love for broadcasting and wore many hats while working in the San Diego news media, including radio, television and print. It was very easy for him to let go of the brokerage career and dedicate his time to broadcasting and public speaking. He has received numerous awards and commendations and has been honored three times by the Small Business Administration as the Media Advocate of the Year. For more than 30 years, he delivered business updates starting at 5 a.m. weekday mornings on KNSD-TV’s ‘NBC 7 News Today’ newscasts.
“He wrote business columns for the North County Times newspaper and served as executive editor for the San Diego Daily Transcript newspaper for more than a decade. Up to the last weeks of his life he delivered weekday business reports as business editor with KOGO News Radio 600-AM and hosted a Sunday talk show on personal finance on KOGO. For more than two decades he was the publisher and editor of a national newsletter, Investing for Rookies, aimed at teaching basic investing strategies to beginning investors.”
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