Rep. Costa Pays Tribute To Roy Isom On House Floor

Apr 21, 2010
Press Release

Honors life and career of Valley broadcasting legend

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) today honored the life and career of Valley broadcasting legend, Roy Isom, in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Video of Costa’s floor speech can be viewed here . Excerpts from Costa’s speech (as prepared) are below:

“As the voice of agriculture for over 40 years, Roy was a force in the broadcasting industry, relentlessly reporting on the issues that matter most to our communities.

“Roy’s hard work translated into stories and reports that were critical to making sense of what was going on in our Valley and nation.

“Whether it was reporting on the first lunar landing or breaking down agricultural news in the region, Roy’s style and ethic serves as an example to our younger generation of reporters and broadcasters.”