He was His death, at a hospice care facility, was caused by complications of a stroke he had in September, his wife, Kathryn McGrath Oliver, said. Oliver appeared on local television as an interviewer and political commentator in the s. He was shooting a live segment for the show near City Hall when a plane struck the World Trade Center at a. Oliver said calmly as his cameraman zoomed in and out on the black smoke billowing from the North Tower of the trade center.
Dick Oliver, Reporter for ‘Good Day New York,’ Dies at 77
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He became the station's political reporter until he began co-anchoring Good Day New York in , a position he held until , when WNYW threw an on-air retirement celebration for him. He was known for often wearing a black leather blazer during the broadcast. A few months later, he was "lured out of retirement" according to weatherman and friend Dave Price , when he was hired to join the anchor team at CBS 2 News This Morning. In the mids, Ryan also hosted A Current Affair. On July 19, , Ryan had an on-air argument with Dick Oliver during a segment on a landlord-tenant dispute,   an incident that would later inspire a series of sketches on Saturday Night Live where cast member Bill Hader would portray elderly reporter "Herb Welch". In , he had heart surgery. In , he left Good Day New York.