Native Seattlites no doubt are mourning the passing of Charlie Herring. Herring was Seattle's first live newscaster. According to the Seattle Times, he was the first live newscaster north of Los Angeles and west of Minneapolis putting much of the future of what was then a young medium right in his hands. He was anchorman for KING from 1951-1967. He was also the reporter as million dollar news budgets simply did not exist in those days. Mr Herring's home town was Walla Walla and he graduated from Whitman College.