An emotional Amy Garcia, who shared the display with Harry for seven years, introduced the information on the finish of tonight’s BBC Look North programme.
She confirmed that Harry died immediately as we speak (Friday).
“All of us at Look North are completely devastated to provide you this information,” she mentioned.
“Subsequent week we are going to take time to pay tribute to Harry correctly – that is what he deserved.”
As she broke down, she gave her condolences to Harry’s spouse, household and buddies from the group at Look North.
Harry joined the BBC in 1978 after working as a historical past trainer, and joined Look North in 1982, though he left for a spell engaged on BBC South As we speak within the Nineties.
He coated 9 Olympic Video games for the BBC and gained two Royal Tv Society (RTS) awards for his sports activities documentaries: White Rose In Africa in 1992 and Dickie Fowl: A Uncommon Species in 1997.
And he gained the RTS Greatest Presenter award twice.
In 2019, Harry turned a father once more on the age of 68, when his spouse, Helen, gave start to his sixth baby.