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Vic: Newssreader Brian Naylor missing, wife dead, in fires

08 Feb 2009 9:27 PM

Former Nine Network newsreader BRIAN NAYLOR is missing and his wife MOIREE is dead after a bushfire razed their property at Kinglake West yesterday.

The Nine Network reports members of the couple's family have confirmed the tragedy.

78-year-old NAYLOR and his wife have lived at the property in Coombs Road .. on the western edge of the Kinglake National Park .. for many years.

NAYLOR was the TV host of Brian and the Juniors .. and was chief newsreader at HSV 7 .. and the Nine Network in Melbourne .. before retiring in 1998.