Veteran Bay Area Television Photojournalist Dave Corona Passes Away

Dave Corona passes away at the age of 59 after an eight-month battle with cancer

Veteran Bay Area television photojournalist Dave Corona has died at the age of 59 after an eight-month battle with cancer, his family announced this weekend. 

Dave was 59. He died Friday, May 24. 

A six-time Emmy Award-winning television assignment editor and photographer, Dave was as well-known in the television industry for his many years as a photojournalist at San Francisco’s KRON 4 and KGO-TV ABC7 as he was for his work in television and video production via his production company, CoronaCast Productions, of which he served as director of photography for his many clients’ projects and productions. 

Dave worked in newsrooms and traveled the world to tell people’s stories. Among his many accomplishments were shooting and producing segments for HGTV, TechTV and The Discovery Channel. Dave also worked for ABC7′s “View from the Bay” and “7Live”, two hour-long live, local lifestyle shows. He also teamed up with celebrity chef, Ryan Scott, on “Food Rush” & “Pick Your Dish”.

Dave teamed up in 2013 with celebrity chef Martin Yan on his PBS cooking show. 

A proud native of Newark in the East Bay, Dave graduated from Newark Memorial High School in 1983, and in 1988 from California State University, East Bay. 

Dave was also well-known for his work with his brothers Bill, Rico and George.

In a family statement posted on Facebook this weekend, “As a son, brother, father, uncle, cousin, colleague and friend, he touched so many lives and we were all better for it. Night or day, when he was needed, he was there. Though we wish we had more time with him, his achievements and his impact are immeasurable. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

The Corona family thanks you for all your support, love, and prayers during this difficult time.

A memorial service will be held in June.