Mario Machado, best known for his stint on The Big News and numerous movie cameos, died on Saturday at the age of 78.
The eight-time Emmy Award winner died of complications of pneumonia and was battling Parkinson’s disease, his daughter told the Los Angeles Times.
Machado was a reporter on The Big News in the 1970s and was the host of Noontime for seven years on KNXT (now KCBS-TV).
His film credits included the RoboCop franchise, Rocky III and Brian’s Song. Machado was also the first Chinese-American on-air reporter in Los Angeles.