Former WXYZ-TV anchorman Jac LeGoff dies at 87

(WXYZ) - Former WXYZ-TV anchorman Jac LeGoff has died at the age of 87.

He was a fixture on WXYZ's newscasts during the 1970s and early 1980s after moving over from WJBK-TV, where he worked as anchorman and news director after joining the station in 1953.

LeGoff began his career in 1948 after serving in the Navy during World War II. He completed his education at Columbia College in Chicago before joining the NBC affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio as a production manager.

After leaving WXYZ, LeGoff served as editorial director and news anchor at WDIV before retiring in 1990.

LeGoff was a former member of east side Kiwanis Club and a former board member of Sacred heart Rehabilitation Center in Detroit. At the time of his death he was a member of the National Academy of Radio and Television Arts and Sciences.

LeGoff is survived by his wife of 42-years, Marguerite, and a blended family of seven children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private.

The family asks that in lieu of flower, memorial tributes be made to Honor Flight Michigan, P.O. Box 237, Royal Oak, MI