DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Former WTVD anchor and local news legend Larry Stogner passed away Sunday night at the age of 69 after a battle with ALS, the television station announced Monday morning.
Stogner began his journalism career at UNC-TV and worked as both an anchor and reporter at WRAL before he joined WTVD in 1976, according to a biography on the station’s website. He was named anchor of the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts in 1982.
Stogner was inducted into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame in 2010 and the N.C. Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2012, according to WTVD.
He retired from the anchor desk at WTVD in 2015. It was then that he announced he was battling ALS.
Stogner is survived by his wife Bobbi, their six children, and grandchildren, according to WTVD.
CBS North Carolina’s News Director Andrea Parquet-Taylor released the following statement:
The CBS North Carolina team sends our deepest condolences to the ABC 11 family during this difficult time. We are pleased to have been witness to Larry Stogner’s remarkable storytelling, professionalism and immense passion for journalism during his illustrious career.”