Remembering Bill Bonds

Dec 16, 2014

Longtime WXYZ-TV anchor Bill Bonds played a TV newsman in 'Escape from the Planet of the Apes'. Bonds died of a heart attack over the weekend at the age of 82.

Legendary Detroit TV news anchor Bill Bonds died over the weekend. He led the WXYZ-TV newscast from 1963 to 1968 and again from 1971 to 1995.

His funeral will be on Friday.

Bonds was a larger than life figure, someone people came to watch whether they liked him or not. He was confrontational, opinionated, and tough. He famously challenged Mayor Coleman Young to a boxing match.

Current State’s Scott Pohl has this remembrance.