South Florida

Todd Tongen, Local 10 Anchor and Reporter, Dead at 56

Longtime Local 10 News anchor and reporter Todd Tongen has died at age 56, WPLG reported.

Tongen's wife was out of town and unable to reach him, and had called a friend to check on him, the station reported. Police later found him, and a cause of death was unknown.

Tongen joined WPLG in December 1989 after working in radio in his native Minnesota and in Colorado. He worked as a weatherman at stations in Colorado and Arkansas before coming to South Florida.

His most recent role at WPLG was as weekend morning co-anchor. He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

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