Former NBC 6 Reporter Ike Seamans Dies at 80 After Long Illness

What to Know

  • Seamans passed away at the age of 80 after a long and hard fought battle with prostate cancer, which had been in remission since 2000.
  • The longtime reporter, who was a drama major while in college at West Virginia University, spent time in the Army before joining WTVJ.

The NBC 6 family is mourning the loss of a man who set the standard for all in journalism to follow after the death of former reporter Ike Seamans.

Seamans passed away at the age of 80 after a long and hard fought battle with prostate cancer, which had been in remission for nearly two decades before returning last year.

The longtime reporter, who was a drama major while in college at West Virginia University, spent time in the Army before joining the WTVJ family. After a decade, he joined NBC News as a foreign correspondent before returning to NBC 6 – spending another 10 years reporting on some of the top stories before retiring in 2007.

Seamans was active in retirement, as he spent time modeling and acting. He is survived by his wife, Mary, as well as three children and six grandchildren.

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