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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Godspeed, Lady Goertzen

posted by on April 3 at 10:16 AM

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Yesterday brought some damn sad news from beloved KOMO news queen Kathi Goertzen, who announced that she’ll be undergoing a third surgery for a (blessedly non-cancerous) brain tumor.

The surgery was scheduled for this morning, and here’s hoping it all went as well as can be.

To see Goertzen’s pre-surgery video message, check out the KOMO 4 website. (And for a good profile of Goertzen/explanation of her current situation, check out the Seattle P-I.)

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1

If anything goes wrong, they could always call Mr. West.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 3, 2008 10:14 AM
2

Can anyone say publicity stunt?

Posted by Andrew | April 3, 2008 10:16 AM
3

Once I served as her poll watcher back when she took her first leave from the station.

She was always nice, even when she didn't feel that great.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 3, 2008 10:18 AM
4

if she's a queen then you can't use the honorific 'lady'

Posted by Jiberish | April 3, 2008 10:28 AM
5

# 1.. nice job in primping the moral.
#2..your a facistsnipingsnark.
#3check you gumshoes.
as for me and my kind.... let's see how many jumped in front of the timing belt....
long live high-shy-knees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by danielbennetkieneker | April 3, 2008 10:29 AM
6

Thanks!

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 3, 2008 10:33 AM
7

Maybe the radiation will tone down the helmet hair.

Posted by ecce homo | April 3, 2008 10:36 AM
8

I love that woman.

Posted by Paulus | April 3, 2008 10:36 AM
9

4: She is a colloquial queen, but a real lady.

Posted by David Schmader | April 3, 2008 10:38 AM
10

I wish her the best, but I did find myself how many cameras they used in this shoot, a la "Broadcast News". And maybe they could turn the Enya down a bit in the living room when they're taping a personal message?

Posted by Tiktok | April 3, 2008 10:42 AM
11

Meanwhile, Jean Enersen continues to shoplift and road rage in perfect health. Life is so unfair sometimes.

Posted by Hernandez | April 3, 2008 10:44 AM
12

Good catch on the Enya.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 3, 2008 10:57 AM
13

MEAN AND CRUEL CRAP UNDER THE GUISE OF WIT & HUMOR - YUK

SHE IS THE BEST PRODUCT KOMO HAS PRODUCED - AND FAR MORE FAMOUS THAN THIS WEIRD COLLECTION OF BLOG RATS - AND BETER PAID

IN PERSON SHE IS VERY CHARMING AND UP BEAT

Posted by John | April 3, 2008 11:53 AM
14

It's really sad that she's going through this for the third time. I feel awful for her and her family, as this has to be a terrible situation.

I knew people on SLOG would be nasty, no matter what. Way to go.

Posted by brappy | April 3, 2008 11:54 AM
15

Agree with brappy. I wish her well. Some of you are so mean.

Posted by Fitz | April 3, 2008 12:06 PM
16

What is nasty is that KOMO is and has exploited her private medical help for ratings under the guise of being a "human interest story". That is what is totally sick about KOMO and Geortzen is playing right along. She could say that it involves only her and her family and cooworkers but not the viewing public. But guess what, it is a public event. This is what happens when the news covers anything else but the news.

Posted by Fuck KOMO | April 3, 2008 12:13 PM
17

Anyone who doesn't love Kathi Goertzen should kill themselves.

Posted by David Schmader | April 3, 2008 12:15 PM
18

All I know is, rock the bald cranium when you get back girl!

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | April 3, 2008 12:16 PM
19

yeah FUNNY!

remember when Kelly O was making fun of her? hahahaha!

http://slog.thestranger.com/2008/03/random_text_message_march_25th_337_pm

Posted by cochise. | April 3, 2008 12:19 PM
20

When I was in high school I had a teacher who was diagnosed with what ended up being a terminal brain tumor. Kathi Goertzen had never met this woman but heard about her one way or another. She got in contact with the family and spent a few days helping them to figure out the treatment process and sharing her experiences. I canít think of anyone I know who would do the same thing for some they had never met before.

I hope Kathi comes out on top of this one because she deserves it.

Posted by MG | April 3, 2008 12:28 PM
21

for cryin out loud, this woman READS the news... whoopdeedoo...

can someone explain to me how her tragedy is somehow deserving of mass sympathy, and she of mass adulation...

how is the quiet tragedy of the un-"famous" any less deserving?

it's a sick society that lavishes love on a talking head on the TV and doesn't take care of the truly needy.

Oh, and I'm guessing the 6K a month for medicine isn't going to cramp HER lifestyle much

Posted by ferjeezus | April 3, 2008 12:34 PM
22

@21 - It's all part of the "no man is an island" zeitgeist - sorry for your lameness - a condition also to be mourned.

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | April 3, 2008 12:53 PM
23

I personally thought it was moving when last night on KING 5 the anchors wished their friend well right there as one of the top stories

it was nice =]

Posted by Non | April 3, 2008 2:52 PM
24

I got teary-eyed when she returned from her last hiatus and Dan Lewis said "Please don't ever leave me again."

Posted by mint chocolate chip | April 3, 2008 2:53 PM
25

I hope they televise her under the knive and then she dies!!! That would be AWESOME TV!!!!!

Posted by Rotten666 | April 3, 2008 3:12 PM
26

You stay classy, Sloggers.

Posted by tomcat98109 | April 3, 2008 5:38 PM
27

I'm home with an IV line after my second brain surgery! I wish Kathi the best- it may get a little easier the second/third time around, but it's depressing having to go through it again and it's still nice knowing people care and people are sending you good thoughts and prayers- so GO KATHI!!!

Posted by Flinga | April 3, 2008 6:36 PM
28

I love KG. I hope she gets well soon. I just like her, even if I don't care what she's talking about.

Posted by Deacon Seattle | April 3, 2008 11:13 PM

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