Ernie Tetrault, Longtime Local News Anchor, Dies at 94

Photo: WRGB

Capital Region news and broadcast legend Ernie Tetrault has died.

Tetrault started at WRGB in 1951, and he became a fixture in the newsroom as the lead anchor in the 1970s. He interviewed Presidents and went to Vietnam to cover America's long war in that country.

He also went to Saudi Arabia to cover U.S. Forces engaged in the Persian Gulf War.

Back here, he did a highly regarded investigative series on the homeless in our area and Tetrault lived on the streets to more effectively cover the story.

He also did some reporting for WGY News when WGY and WRGB were in the same Balltown Road studios in Niskayuna.

After retiring from news in 1993, he became a spokesman for the Upstate Ford dealers.

Ernie Tetrault was 94 years old.

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