Longtime TV Broadcaster John Auble Passed Away

John Auble, St. Louis, MO
John Auble, St. Louis, MO

ST. LOUIS, MO/May 16, 2017 (STL.News) Veteran St. Louis news broadcaster John Auble passed away over the weekend.

Auble died on Saturday night after a long battle with cancer. Auble worked as an anchor and reporter at KTVI/Fox 2 for 23 years.

The station posted this message on its website in response to Auble’s passing:

“John was a warrior a true journalist who cared. He served the St. Louis community well and we are grateful for his service. We will miss his passion, dedication and his marvelous wit.”

Auble became synonymous with television news in St. Louis. His folksy appearance, with his signature trench coat and dry wit made him a household name.

Since the news of Auble’s passing, social media has been blowing up.

Retired Fox 2 reporter and colleague Betsy Bruce tweeted,
“John was a gem kept us laughing at staff meetings.”

Even past and present politicians responded to Auble’s death. Former St. Louis Mayor Francis tweeted, “A longtime viewer favorite, John Auble, RIP.”

Meanwhile, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger posted this message on Twitter: “My condolences to the family of newsman John Auble who passed away this weekend.”

Besides his style on camera, Auble had an impressive background as a journalist. One of the highlights of his career was his interview with James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He also interviewed Coretta King, Rosa Parks, Mafia dons Mike Trupiano in St. Louis and Art Berne in Southern Illinois.

Prior to joining KTVI in1988, the TV legend also worked in print, He was employed by for the Globe-Democrat before turning to TV. This was followed by employment with KMOX-TV (now KMOV) and KSD-TV (now KSDK).

Auble retired in May 2011 due to his illness. That same year he was inducted  into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame.

He is survived by his wife Charmaine, five children, seven grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Auble was 77.

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Jill Enders is an award winning journalist. She is the proud recipient of the 2015 Missouri Broadcaster's Association award for Best News Series. Jill won this prestigious first place award for her piece “Ferguson Year In Review” she wrote, produced, and voiced for KTRS radio, where she also currently works as an anchor, reporter, and writer. Over the past twenty years, Jill has worn many hats in the broadcast industry. She has worked as a D.J., field reporter, production director, copy writer, airborne traffic reporter, anchor, and news bureau chief. Jill has covered a wide variety of high profile stories during her career, including the Flood of '93, presidential debates, and the Ferguson Crisis. Jill also has acted in TV, film, and stage. Her experience as an actress allows her to provide her acting students with a practical insight of the entertainment industry. Jill is a native St. Louisian and a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.