Omar Williams, Rest In Peace
Dayton has lost a TV icon. Long-time Channel 2 sports anchor Omar Williams died Saturday at his Florida home. He was 83.
Williams was a Cincinnati native -- all my years doing this job, I never knew that until I read his obituary -- who worked at Channel 2 for 45 years (1951-96). Channel 2 called him "The Dean of Dayton Sportscasters." If you wanted to see Dayton area sports, or get a Dayton take on Cincinnati sports, you either tuned in Omar Williams on Channel 2 or Tom Hamlin on Channel 7.
Here's the Dayton Daily News obituary: