November 17, 2010 Dayton Ohio - Former 2 News anchor Carl Day has passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. In 1997, Carl was diagnosed with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, which he battled for the past 13 years.
One of Carl’s first stints in broadcasting came as the host of an afternoon show on WHIO and he has worked at many Dayton area stations before starting his TV career. Carl then spent 15 years at WDTN, part of an award-winning radio and television career that spanned a half-century. Carl won more awards than any other Ohio broadcaster, including seven Emmys, and he's a member of six broadcasting halls of fame.
In 1998, The Associated Press renamed its Outstanding Achievement Award "The Carl Day Award for Outstanding Achievement." Carl was inducted into the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1989, and was named to the Dayton Walk of Fame in 2009.
Carl is also a former record holding race driver. He holds several world records, including one in a dragster that now sits in the Drag Racing Hall of Fame in Ocala, Florida.
You will be missed old friend.