A pioneer in local television news and WBA Hall of Famer has died.
Joseph T. Loughlin, 87, died Nov 9, 2017. He was living in Huntley, Illinois.
Loughlin began his 45 year broadcast career as a news reporter, producer, and anchor at television stations in Alabama and Florida. In 1963, he produced and anchored the nation’s first nightly 1-hour newscast at Tampa’s WTVT-TV.
From 1963 to 1966 he organized the first local news department of WCBS-TV, New York. He was General Manager of WVTV, Milwaukee, 1969-81, establishing it as a top independent television station. … Read More