Ed Ansin, who was part of the family that has owned Miami television station WSVN-TV for nearly six decades, died this weekend at the age of 84.
The station did not confirm details surrounding Ansin's death.
Ansin's father, Sidney, bought what was then WCKT-TV in 1962 and ran the station as a NBC affiliate for nearly 30 years before losing the affiliation to WTVJ-TV in 1989.
The station became news oriented and saw its ratings rise.
Ansin's Sunbeam Television Corporation later bought Boston's CBS station, WHDH-TV, in 1993. It later became affiliated with NBC in 1995 and became an independent station in 2017.
Funeral details were not released.