San Diego’s KUSI has confirmed the death of one of its former reporters, Fred Saxon.
The long-time anchor died Thursday at the age of 76.
NBC7 reports Saxon passed away in his home near Detroit.
The winner of two Emmy’s over the course of his 25-year television career, Saxon worked at KUSI from 1991 to 2000, first on “KUSI News at Ten,” then on the “KUSI Morning News.”
He served as an entertainment anchor and movie critic at the station, and was also an accomplished musician and music producer, according to KUSI.
Saxon also worked at KPBS and UPN 13 following his KUSI stint, and from 2002 to 2005 he was an anchor for the now-defunct XETV-Fox 6, according to NBC7.
Before coming to San Diego, Saxon was an entertainment reporter for CNN.
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