John Auble, a veteran St. Louis journalist who worked at a variety of broadcast stations and spent 23 years at Fox 2, died Saturday after a long fight with cancer. He was 77.
Auble started his career in St. Louis at the Globe-Democrat, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Auble was the first person to interview James Earl Ray, the man who killed Dr. Martin Luther King, as well as the civil rights leader’s wife, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, and mafia dons Mike Trupiano and Art Berne, according to Fox 2.
He was inducted into the St. Louis Media Halls of Fame in 2011, the Post-Dispatch reported.
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“We will miss his passion, dedication and his marvelous wit,” Fox 2 wrote in its obituary for Auble.
Auble is survived by his wife, Charmaine, five children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Fox 2 reported.
Information about funeral services was not immediately available.