Former BBC News Look North presenter Harry Gration has died at the age of 71.
His wife Helen said: “He will forever be with us.
“Our three boys and I loved Harry totally. We had an awful lot of fun with him and our home was his life.”
Harry joined the BBC in 1978 and Look North in 1982. He presented his last show in 2020.
During his career, he won two Royal Television Society (RTS) awards for sports documentaries and he won the RTS Best Presenter award twice.
BBC Director-General Tim Davie added: “Harry Gration MBE was an outstanding broadcaster and commentator.
“He had a real connection with the public who saw him as one of their own.
“Loved everywhere, but especially in Yorkshire, he will be hugely missed by his many fans and friends. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”
While at the corporation, Harry reported on Match of the Day and Grandstand and commentated on several Olympic and Commonwealth Games.