KTBC's first evening newscaster Marvin "Dan" Love dies at 88

A member of the KTBC family has died. Marvin "Dan" Love was a broadcasting pioneer who devoted his life to serving others while living here in Austin.

Those who knew Love say he was a loving and devoted man. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1952.

Love began his career as a college sophomore at KTBC Radio as the Voice of Austin. After graduating, he went on to host the popular "Darrel Royal Show." He even caught the attention of station owner, Lyndon Baines Johnson, before he became president.

LBJ brought Love on as the first evening newscaster for KTBC channel 7. Love also served in the Austin City Council back in 1971 and won re-election in 1973 by the largest margin to date. He served as mayor pro-tem for both terms. 

We're told Love died peacefully in hospice care surrounded by family. A memorial will be held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2017 at 1:00 at Bastrop's Calvary Church.

Marvin "Dan" Love was 88-years-old.

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