Former KUSI weathercaster and longtime San Diego broadcaster C.S. Keys dies
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — C.S. Keys, a longtime sports broadcaster and former KUSI weatherman has died at the age of 54, according to his brother.
In a Facebook post, his brother Richard Keys said the following:
“My heart is heavy today because we have lost one of us today, my younger brother C S Keys has moved on to the other side of life. I know he was not alone on his journey for his faith was strong. we all wish to say our last goodbyes in person but often that is not apparent. How proud he made his big brother and I’m glad I had the opportunity to share that with him. You will be with me until that same journey is taken myself.”
C.S. Keys came to San Diego in April of 2000 as the morning weathercaster for the KUSI Morning News. He quickly became one of the top television personalities in San Diego. After four years he joined San Diego 6 (formerly FOX 6) Ten O’clock News as their Sports Director/Anchor and host of “That Sunday Sports Show.”
Recently he was the Executive Producer/Host of “The C.S. Keys Pregame Show” on San Diego’s Sports Leader, The Mighty 1090.
Before coming to San Diego, C.S. delivered the weather forecast for WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for three years making their morning program one of the top rated news programs in the market. Prior to that, C.S. was the main weather anchor for competitor KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. C.S.’ arrival to KDKA made him the first African-American to anchor the weather in the Pittsburgh market. Described as “the most dynamic personality to come into the market in years”, C.S. was known as “the number one African-American presence or role model outside of athletics.”
Keys was honored by Mayor Dick Murphy and the San Diego City Council when they proclaimed April 26, 2004 as “C.S. Keys Day” in the city of San Diego for his overwhelming support of all communities in San Diego and his commitment to youth.
Recognized by the California State Assembly for his tireless efforts to help San Diego youth, Keys started his own foundations, C.S Keys’ KIDS with Athletes for Education Foundation, to help those in need.
The cause of his death is unknown at this time.