Popular Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin Dead At 64

By Jason Hall

May 11, 2024

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Popular KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin has died at the age of 64 after reportedly suffering a heart attack at his Los Angeles home on Friday (May 10), TMZ reports.

The fatal incident reportedly occurred after Rubin filmed his regular Hollywood news segment for KTLA's morning show, Morning News, earlier in the day. The news station confirmed the veteran reporter's death in a statement shared on its X account on Friday.

"KTLA 5 is profoundly saddened to report the death of Sam Rubin. Sam was a giant in the local news industry and the entertainment world, and a fixture of Los Angeles morning television for decades. His laugh, charm and caring personality touched all who knew him. Sam was a loving husband and father: the roles he cherished the most. Our thoughts are with Sam’s family during this difficult time," KTLA wrote

Rubin, a San Diego native who graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, joined the news station in 1991 and was a consistent presence on red carpets throughout his tenure, hosting KTLA's Live From the Academy Awards segment, while also contributing to segments for the British Broadcasting Corporation's television and radio stations, as well as Channel 9 in Australia. The veteran reporter received numerous awards during his career including the National Hispanic Media Coalition's annual Impact Award for outstanding integrity in broadcast journalism, as well as the Golden Mic award for a lifetime achievement from the Southern California Broadcasters Association and being named as the best entertainment reporter by the Los Angeles Press Club.

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