Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - It is with sadness that we report that former KINY news director and morning show host Chris Burns has died after a short illness.
Burns was living in Oregon when he passed away.
Former KINY owner and retired state Sen. Dennis Egan, a close friend of Burns and the man who hired him, along with former KINY program director Bill Crawford, confirmed his passing on Wednesday.
Burns worked for the station for 15 years, from 1992 to 2007. He created the first version of KINY's website in the 1990s. It was one of the first daily-updated news sites in the state.