Condolences go out to Russell Kinsaul, who was a fixture on KCTV5 as an anchor/reporter for 10 years before heading to KMOV-TV in St. Louis in 2004, on the death of his wife, Melinda, who lost a 2 1/2 year battle with cancer on Monday. (OBITUARY)
Melinda was 50 and leaves a son and daughter.
Considered one of the nicest people in broadcasting, Kinsaul was the co-anchor of KCTV’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. He also worked as a morning anchor at KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Okla. as an evening news anchor, at KPLC-TV in Lake Charles, La.; and as a weekend news anchor/reporter in Lawton, Okla.
Melinda was a cheerleader, played tennis and was voted homecoming queen at Parsons High School where she graduated in 1980. She also received a BA degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS. They were married on January 21, 1989 on top of Taos Ski Mountain, in New Mexico.