Action News Creator has Died

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The man that first created "Action News" has passed away. 

Melvin Kampmann started up "Action News" in 1970, when he was the News Director at WPVI in Philly. 

Kampmann passed away in his home on last week. He suffered from Parkinson's disease.

Kampmann coined the term and created Action News for WPVI in Philadelphia back in the '70s.

Kampmann also worked in Denver, Fargo and Washington D.C.