WSU To Name Building After the Much-Beloved TV Anchor Kathi Goertzen

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Kathi Goertzen rarely missed a chance to share with her viewers Washington State University's successes and poke fun at its miscues. She was a Cougar fan through and through.

And so today, fittingly enough, the Board of Regents passed a resolution to name a building that's part of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication in honor of the late KOMO TV news anchor and the school's famous alumna.

"Kathi epitomized the Murrow legacy of honesty, ethics, and fairness. And beyond that, she set such a bar for us as she battled those terrible tumors that eventually took her life," said Lawrence Pintak, founding dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU.

Goertzen died last August after an interminable battle with reoccurring brain tumors. She was 54-years old.

 
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