Joe Day


KSFR is sad to report the death of KSFR reporter Joe Day. Joe died suddenly last Sunday at his part-time home in Hawaii. He was 78. Joe’s “around and about in Santa Fe” segments were featured here on KSFR. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy, and three children. A celebration of Joe Day’s life will take place in Santa Fe at a date to be determined. KSFR will host an hour-long program commemorating Joe on Friday, April third at 5pm.

Joe Day has been a reporter for 50 years - with newspapers in Milwaukee and Providence,  on  three television stations in Boston and New Mexico public television and now, happily, for KSFR News in Santa Fe.  Here he reports on events and issues of general interest, and especially pursues stories about the lives and thoughts of so-called "ordinary," non-famous people, believing that no one of us is truly ordinary. He defines reporting as finding out about things and telling others about them, but he knows well that it rarely is that simple.  He also has taught journalism at the University of New Mexico and the former College of Santa Fe.  He and his wife, Nancy, a painter and print-maker, moved to Santa Fe 21 years ago, and have no plans to leave.  She and their far-flung family are his greatest joys. He thinks that baseball still is the best sport, and is pleased that Santa Fe now has a semi-professional team.