Veteran broadcaster Paul Harvey dies at 90


ABC News is reporting that broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey has died at the age of 90.

The radio legend died Saturday at his winter home in Phoenix. The cause of death is not known at this point.

Known for his daily “News and Comment” segment and his feature piece “The Rest of the Story,” Harvey had been heard nationally since 1951 with his listening audience estimated at around 22 million a week.

Harvey liked to say he was raised in radio newsrooms.

“I’m a professional parade watcher who can’t wait to get out of bed every morning and rush down to the teletypes to pan for gold,” he told CNN’s Larry King in 1988.

He has been named Commentator of the Year, Person of the Year, Father of the Year, and American of the Year.

In 2005, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ most prestigious civilian award, by President George W. Bush.