Longtime St. Louis Anchor is Dead

Veteran St. Louis television Anchor/Reporter John Auble died Saturday.

His death was reported by KTVI Sunday morning. The station did not give a cause of death. He worked for the station as an anchor for 23 years before retiring in May 2011. He was 77 years old.

Auble came to St. Louis in 1967 to work for the Globe-Democrat, according to Post-Dispatch reports. He later worked at KMOX-TV (now KMOV) and KSD-TV and later KSDK.

He co-hosted the popular “Newsbeat” show with Dick Ford. He also managed and then owned the Goldenrod showboat on the riverfront for a time before joining KTVI in 1988.

His career highlights include an interview with James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He also interviewed Coretta King and Rosa Parks, among others.

H/T St. Louis Post Dispatch