Longtime KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin Dies at 64

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Longtime KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin Dies at 64

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Longtime KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin Dies at 64

Sam Rubin, the beloved entertainment reporter who graced KTLA since 1991, passed away on Friday at the age of 64 from a heart attack at his home. His final appearance on KTLA was on May 9, and his absence on the morning of his passing was noted by colleagues who saw no signs of illness the day prior.

Longtime KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin Dies at 64
Longtime KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin Dies at 64

Rubin was a cherished figure in Hollywood, remarkable for his enduring tenure with a single station. On-screen, he was always cheerful and personable, often sharing anecdotes about his family life. His live interviews on KTLA were a staple for entertainment promotions, covering movies, TV, concerts, and more.

Perry Sook, chairman and CEO of Nexstar, hailed Rubin as an icon for Los Angeles and the entertainment industry. KTLA described him as a giant in local news and entertainment, with a personality that touched everyone. Rubin’s passing brought tributes from stars like Dave Foley, Kiefer Sutherland, and Ben Stiller, who praised his kindness and friendship.

In addition to his on-air work, Rubin’s TV production company produced over 200 hours of programming, and he co-founded the Critics Choice Association. He received numerous awards for his contributions to broadcasting and authored celebrity biographies.

Sam Rubin leaves behind his wife Leslie and four children. His legacy as a beloved figure in entertainment and journalism will be remembered fondly by millions.

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