Former N.O., Mississippi radio newsman Ben Sudduth dies at 65

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Posted on December 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 3 at 8:07 PM

Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News
Email: dmassa@wwltv.com | Twitter: @DMassaWWL

Longtime New Orleans radio broadcaster and newsman Ben Sudduth, who worked as a news anchor at WWL as well as two other local radio stations, died Saturday after a long illness.  He was 65.

Sudduth’s local broadcasting career included many years at WWL Radio, where he was a morning news anchor.

After leaving broadcasting to pursue other business interests in the 1980s, he returned to the air waves as a news anchor on Ed Muniz’s two locally-owned stations, WLTS Lite 105 and Kool 95.7.   Among his on-air roles, he was newsman for the station's morning shows.

He also worked as a radio news director in Gulfport, Mississippi, according to his obituary.

A native of Greenwood, Mississippi, Sudduth’s first job in broadcasting came while he was still in high school, when he took a job at a local radio station at age 15.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Nuss Sudduth, two children, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be private. Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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