Frank Kracher, one of the most loved television news anchors at WLOS in recent memory, has returned to Asheville. I ran into Frank on the streets of Ashvegas while I was staking out the federal courthouse, waiting for an appearance by former Sheriff Bobby Medford. (more on that later).
Frank looked great. He was tan, wearing loafers and had a little earring. He walked up to Charu and hugged her neck, and the two caught up. Frank is working for the Obama campaign, something that Arratik first told me about a couple of weeks ago.
Frank, who worked in Asheville for seven years before moving to Syracuse in 2005 to work for a TV station up there, is literally back from the dead. The man was walking down the hall at work one day when he fell. (He’d been working out earlier in the day and hadn’t eaten and just about fainted, if memory serves.) Frank shattered the left side of his skull in the fall. A piece of bone shattered an artery. He was rushed to the hospital.
His recovery has been nothing short of amazing. Today, Frank is clearly happy being back in Asheville and enjoying his work for the Obama campaign. Welcome back, Frank!