Wichita journalist Bill Roy dies from ALS at 61

Along back from left to right: Tony Duesing, Steve McIntosh, Ted Woodward. Sitting: Bill Roy Photo credit KNSS

Wichita, KS – Bill Roy, long-time broadcaster and editor of the Wichita Business Journal, has died at the age of 61.

The Journal confirmed Roy died Sunday morning at his home of complications from ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Roy was diagnosed with ALS in the fall of 2019.

Roy was inducted into the Kansas Press Association Hall of Fame in 2022. A Kansas State University graduate, Roy worked for KFDI, The Wichita Eagle, and KWCH TV before being hired as managing editor, and reaching editor soon after. For over 20 years Bill updated business news with the Steve and Ted in the Morning Show on KNSS.

Roy is survived by his wife of 36 years, Gretchen, and their twin daughters Shea and Sydney. Funeral services are pending.

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