Ed Marten, who spent more than 15 years in local television as an anchor and “Action Reporter” at two local stations including WWL-TV, died Monday after a lengthy illness. He was 72.
Marten had battled multiple myeloma, a form of bone cancer, for the past two years, according to his wife, Molly.
A native of Galveston, Texas who grew up in the Slidell area, Marten (whose professional name was a shortened version of his given name Martensson) began his broadcasting career in radio in Monroe, Louisiana, before station managers asked him to consider switching to television. More…