Emmy-Winning Florida News Anchor Todd Tongen Found Dead in Home After Missing Sunday Show; He Was 56

Todd Tongen (Credit: LOCAL 10)
Todd Tongen (Credit: LOCAL 10)

Longtime Miami reporter and anchor Todd Tongen’s family, friends and colleagues are grieving over his unexpected death.

Tongen, who worked at ABC affiliate WPLG for 30 years, was recently found dead, Local 10 News reported Monday. The Emmy Award-winning journalist was 56.

According to the outlet, his wife was out of town and unable to reach her husband. She asked a friend to check on Tongen; police were eventually called and the reporter was found dead on Monday morning.

A cause of death is not yet known, the outlet reports.

While Tongen joined Local 10 in December 1989, he began his broadcasting career in his native Minnesota in 1983, Local 10 reports. He first started out at the station by forecasting the weather, but more recently shared the weekend morning anchor desk.

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SOURCE: Natalie Stone